There are certain days in which I wish I could pull a string and turn off the sun.
Ok yes, that would be irrational and will eventually end the world for any creature that I know… so I guess I’ll just have to play nice with you, summer.
Or, I could cheat.
How? By staying chill with popsicles surrounding your every move!
That’s exactly what I did:
Yes, there’s still time for a popsicle recipe (at least until the sun goes away which in regular countries is usually never, but in California, it IS never).
But I wanted to move away from the usual popsicle flavors: strawberry, lemon, coconut, etc. They’re awesome, and they’re loved by many I’m sure, but why not mix it up a little bit, since you’re already being patient enough to wait for them to freeze?
Why not herb infused popsicles?
mmm so…Blueberry and Basil huh? Hey, it was unavoidable… it was destiny! I saw this awesome recipe for a Tangerine Basil popsicle and got hooked on the whole BASIL + SWEETS realm of possibilities! I thought blueberries could stand out, because green and blue definitely stand out! Oh but don’t ask me about the ginger.. I don’t even know how that got there. It just tastes… WOW.
I then thought: mmm what other plant-like individuals could infuse these summer staples? Lavender was my top choice. I’m lying, I went to this store the other day and saw some leaves and I just had to try them on something!
The thing is, life is too short for only-strawberry and only-blueberry pops. By now, I’m sure you’ve had tons! But I bet it’s gonna be hard finding someone who has tried them both… 😛
I double dare you.
But first, we have cool news to share with you (!!!!) :
La Cooquette does the IV LA Food & Wine Festival!!!!!
We’ll be attending this year’s LA Food & Wine Festival in Downtown Los Angeles (Aug 21-24)! We’re representing MiTú Networks (such an honor!) and making sure you can have a glimpse of the trendiest and most innovating yummy goods from around and the world.
We’ll post real time updates on Twitter and Instagram (both @LaCooquette), but we’ll also probably post on the blog and do a recap video… so stay tuned! Make sure you follow our handles and we’ll also be using the #LaCooquette and #LAFW14 hashtags.
SO MUCH FOOD, SO LITTLE TIME! Well, technically it’s 4 days…
STILL, SO LITTLE TIME.
We can do this.
Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 5-6 hours Serve time: about 6h
(To make about 4 popsicles of 2 oz – or 1/4 of a cup – each)
—-> The recipe steps are on the video I posted on top!
Kitchen equipment/ utensils:
- 4 popsicle molds of ¼ cup or 2 oz each (or any container that can serve as a mold)
- food processor, blender or beater
- small strainer
- a daring spirit
Blueberry Basil Ginger Pops
- ½ cup of blueberries
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 tsp of ginger
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 tsps lemon juice
Strawberry Lavender Lemon
- ⅓ cup of strawberries, chopped in tiny pieces
- 1/2 tbsp of lavender
- 3 tbsps of lemon juice
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 tsps of sugar
- 1 cup of milk
Enjoy 🙂 see you at #LAFW!