Summers are here in full swing and so is the need to indulge in thirst quenching delights. When it comes to summer coolers, crushed ice lolly or ice gola top the charts. This lovely summer special delicacy is an Indian street food speciality, which is available in almost all nook and corners of the city during this time. The joy of slurping on a flavourful ice gola in sweltering heat is above all. It is loved by kids and adults, alike. If you're fond of ice golas, but are too lazy to step out of home in this terrible heat, then we've got your back. Here's an easy-to-make yet super-delicious recipe for ice golas that can be prepared in the comforts of your kitchen. All you need is some ice and exotic flavourful syrups. Making an ice gola, or chuski, at home won't take much of your time and effort. While making ice gola, there's always a room for experimentation with flavours, syrups and masalas. So, read on to know the steps to make a perfect ice gola at home.
1. Ice cubes (You will require at least 8-10 ice cubes for one chuski)
2. A wooden stick or an ice cream stick (It is easily available in the market)
3. Small sized glass or a chuski mould
4. Chaat Masala
5. Syrups as per your choice (Prefer different flavours to add more colours to your chuski; for instance khus, kala khatta, rose, mango flavour etc.)
How To Make Ice Gola?
Step 1. Crush The Ice
The very first step is to crush the ice. In order to stuff the ice in the moulds, it is important to crush the ice minutely. Ensure that there are no big lumps left behind. To do the same, add the ice cubes in a mixer grinder and grind till the ice gets crushed. Once it is done, transfer the crushed ice in a bowl.
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In order to stuff the ice in the moulds, it is important to crush the ice minutely
Step 2. Stuff The Mould With Ice
Next step is to stuff the mould with the crushed ice. For this, you can either use chuski mould or small sized glass. Add crushed ice to the mould with the help of a spoon. Then, insert a wooden stick in the centre of the crushed ice and keep adding more crushed ice around the stick to make it firm.
You can either use chuski mould or small sized glass
Step 3. Rotate And Remove
Now comes the trickiest part of the entire process. Hold the free end of the stick, rotate in an anti-clockwise motion, and gently remove the ice gola from the mould. Be very careful here as the ice may lose its firmness and can break into pieces.
Step 4. Add Syrups And Masala
Once this is done, add syrups of your choice to the chuski with the help of a spoon so that its colour and flavour gets properly absorbed by the ice. You can add as many flavours you want. Sprinkle little chaat masala for an extra punch. Your lovely summer delight is ready to be savoured.
So, beat the heat by preparing this yummy ice gola at home, and let us know your experience in the comments section below.