Sky Juice, suck-suck or coolings was the precursor to the Jamaican Bay Juice. I can fondly remember my grandmother making suck-suck in the summer both for us the grandchildren and to be sold to persons in the community.
Traditionally it was a drink made with KoolAid, Quench Aid with sugar and lime juice or Syrup with lime juice. I do not remember the price but they were quite cheap. Vendors at the school gate also sold them with red being the most popular.
Some parents still make them for their children during the summer months when the heat of the sun is bearing down.
To make them you will need:
-Your favorite summertime drink.(The ingredients are usually inexpensive so syrup with lime is good.)
- 1 lb poly bags
- Set the bag in a cup such as a tea cup. Fold the bag over the cup so it does not slide into the cup when drink is poured.
- Pour 1 cup of drink into the bag.
- Tie the bag.
- Place the bag in freezer until frozen solid.
- Serve. Kids usually bite off the pointy tip of the bay to get the juice or you can cut it with a knife or kitchen scissors.