The Thai Basil

The Thai Basil is the new popsicle. This milk-based fruit pop is the dessert du jour at brooklyn eatery Nightingale 9. Watch the Popsicle tutorial at www.instyle.com/hotisthenewcool

The Thai Basil
Adapted from instyle.com
The Thai Basil

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

10

Popsicles

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

50

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Adapted from instyle.com

Ingredients

  • 1.25

    c milk

  • 3/4

    c heavy cream

  • 3.5

    c Thai basil

  • 1

    tray of ice cubes

  • 1/4

    c simple syrup

  • 1/4

    t salt

  • Popsicle mold

  • 10

    Popsicle sticks

Directions

1. Bring the milk & cream to a boil, then remove from heat. 2. Add 2 cups of the Thai basil to the mixture; cover, and let cool for 20 minutes. 3. Bring a small pot of water to a boil & blanch the remaining 1.5c of Thai basil 1 minute, then plunge it into ice water. 4. Drain & blend the blanched basil with 1/8c of water. 5. Add the infused dairy mixture, simple syrup, and salt to a blender. 6. Blend until well combined. 7. Pour mixture into Popsicle mold, insert sticks, and freeze overnight.

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