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Semiya Paal Ice (Vermicelli & Milk Popsicle)

 Published 2024-Apr-23   Updated 2024-Apr-23

- Submitted by Dahlia

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Semiya Paal Ice or Vermicelli Milk Ice, is a popular South Indian dessert or snack. It's a refreshing and sweet dish that's perfect for hot days or as a delightful treat after a meal. Semiys payasam or sevaiyyah kheer is a classic dish made throughout India. The frozen version of this is often served as pal ice commonly in Tamilnadu. For several years, many are big fans of this semiya paal ice. This has been served by street hawkers even during my childhood days. My early memories of this pal ice is having with my cousins in my grandmas house. It is creamy and tasty, a perfect treat for hot summer days. Try making this at your home today.

Recipe for Semiya Paal Ice

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 10


  • Semiya (Vermicelli) - ¼ cup
  • Milk - 1 liter
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp


  1. Dry roast the semiya for few minutes.
  2. Take milk in a deep sauce pan and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the semiya to this, reduce the flame and cook till the semiya is cooked soft.
  4. Next add the sugar and cook till it melts. Add the vanilla essence to this and switch off.
  5. Switch off and let it cool to room temperature.
  6. Pour into popsicle moulds and put it in the freezer.
  7. Let it freeze overnight. Enjoy this delicious semiya pal ice during these hot summer days.
  8. To unmold the popsicles, carefully show the bottom part of the mold under running tap water for 30 seconds. Gently remove the popsicles and enjoy.


  • If you like cardamom or saffron flavour, add about ¼ tsp of cardamom or saffron while boiling the milk.

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