Monday, April 20, 2015

Paal Ice Recipe / Milk Ice / Milk Popsicle

Paal Ice Recipe
Paal Ice - Have you tasted Paal Ice/ Milk Ice?! It is one among my favorites.I have seen and tasted Paal Ice during my school days where we get these from small thallu vandi(small cart) vendors, they used ring a special bell stopping at each house which would alarm all kids to come out to buy ice pops.After that I haven't seen or tasted paal ice not really sure whether paal ice now exists.Also now I am scared to expose mittu to these street selling ice pops, as I am not confident about the water they use.So thought to try paal ice for her at home.Paal ice which I tasted was creamy but am sure they would not have used any expensive and rich ingredients like condensed milk etc.....Having been successful with cornflour to get the creamy texture, I decided to use cornflour and the end result was great.
Paal Ice Recipe
I hope regular readers know about my popsicle mania so I am enjoying making different popsicle varieties this summer and mittu is enjoying eating them :) Of all the popsicles tried so far for this summer, this paal ice and rose milk ice tops the list.Mittu always asks me to use the popsicle lids seeing me use icecream sticks, so this time to fulfill her wish I used the color color lids which came with my popsicle moulds.

Paal Ice Recipe

Paal Ice Recipe

Preparation Time:8 hrs | Processing Time : 10 mins | Makes:4 popsicles
Recipe Category: Popsicles | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Milk - 2 cups
Cornflour - 2 tsp
Water - 2 to 3 tsp
Milk Powder - 2 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 3 tbsp


  1. Take milk in a pan and boil it.Meanwhile in a bowl add cornflour and milk powder with little water to make a smooth paste.
    How to make grape popsicle - Step1
  2. Boil milk in simmer, let it simmer till it shrinks a little.Now add cornflour milk powder mixture, add sugar.Keep stirring.
    How to make grape popsicle - Step2
  3. Then add cardamom powder and stir well.At one stage it will become creamy but not too thick like custard.
    How to make grape popsicle - Step3
  4. You can still pour it but will be creamy.At this stage switch off and cool down.Once it cools down completely,pour it into popsicle moulds till 3/4th.
    How to make grape popsicle - Step4
  5. Close it with a lid and freeze for atleast 8 hrs or overnight.Next day take it out and carefully show the outer surface under running tap water.Carefully pull out the popsicles.
    How to make grape popsicle - Step5
Serve immediately!
Paal Ice Recipe

My Notes:

  • Dont have a popsicle mould?! dont worry use disposable plastic cups or even thick paper cups cling wrap aluminium foil and us icecream sticks and freeze it.It demoulds easily or you can even cut the cups to get the popsicles out.
  • There can be many variations to this paal ice, you can add a tsp of vanilla essence to get vanilla flavour or crush few saffron strands and add it.I tried vanilla essence for 2 popsicles and it was like eating vanilla milkshake , yes I loved it :)
  • Make sure to cool down the milk mixture completly before adding it to the mould.
  • You can even insert icecream sticks, thats the way they sell in thallu vandi.
  • Freezing for atleast 8 hrs is required but I kept it overnight.
  • For easy demoulding - show the popsicle moulds in warm water, then pull the stick out slowly to get the ice pops clean.
  • I used milk powder for extra flavour, but you can skip that if you want.
Paal Ice Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Awesome recipes... they took me off to the childhood days where we run behind "ice vandis" can you please post the recipes of "semiya"&"javvarisi" ice too...

  2. Great work sharmi . Remembering the childhood days. Going to try out soon .

  3. I was waiting for this...amazing task by you...will it become thicker than enough once it cooled down completely??

    1. No it will no become very thick as we are switching off only in a slightly creamy consistency....

  4. I too love this and tried all possible ways to crack the same taste as we used to eat :)

  5. love all the varieties of popsicles youre posting. paal ice looks so yummy! great job!!

  6. Sharmi...your posts on paal ice n rose popsicle took me back to childhood memories..even though i had them as a rare treat,i used to relish u have mentioned,nothing bothered the health as well..but nowadays i am so scared to try anything for my kid...the current generation is definitely missing out on the rare treats of our childhood...wonderful job by you...


  7. Good information on Indian recipe. thank you for sharing.
    chowringhee kathi roll

  8. Hi.. Sharmilee ji.. U r my passion for cooking... I tried this ice cream recipe at home... It came out good.. Thank u...

  9. hi...
    if i skip milk powder,will it tastes good...?? and should i add extra corn flour while skipping milk powder??

    1. yes you can skip it...No dont add extra cornflour

  10. I tried this and it came out very well. My 2 year old loved it.Thanks .

  11. I would like to try this and some other popsicle recipes asap. So before I start with this, one question. How much is a cup? 200ml or 240ml? Pls reply. Thank you.

    1. I tried and finished and it was perfect. Thank you so much. This is the first time a popsicle came out perfect ever since I bought my first popsicle mold 2 years back.

      Thank you again. Now moving on to other popsicle recipes from your blog.
      Take care and have a nice day.


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