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

The Thai Basil

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  • 1.25

    c milk

  • ¾

    c heavy cream

  • 3.5

    c Thai basil

  • 1

    tray of ice cubes

  • ¼

    c simple syrup

  • ¼

    t salt

  • Popsicle mold

  • 10

    Popsicle sticks


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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