International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part K (2016)
Production & Quality assessment of herbal ice lolly with tulsi paste– A healthy and delicious dairy dish
Herbal ice cream is a delicious product with some medicinal properties like some therapeutic, disease controlling, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant etc. in this study holy basil or tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and other easily available Indian spices like ginger and cardamom were used for the production of simple bench scale. Tulsi has many therapeutic values, one of them is to prevent cold and cough, also, ginger and cardamom also help to prevent a sore throat and flu and bronchitis problem. Generally, children are very fond of ice cream or ice lolly but elders prevent them to take this due to the fear of cold and cough, but this herbal ice lolly has all the good values of tulsi along with ginger and cardamom which helps to build immunity against the flu. The product is made with a different concentration of tulsi like 2%, 4%, 8%, 10% in w/v method and the final product contains 10% tulsi paste, 1% ginger paste and 0.3% of cardamom dust. With all its good medicated values it is very delicious, so above all this herbal ice lolly is a perfect fusion of health and taste.