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The Thai Basil Is the New Popsicle! Make Them This Summer With Our Tutorial

The Thai Basil Is the New Popsicle! Make Them This Summer With Our Tutorial
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com
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This milk-based fruit pop is the dessert du jour at Brooklyn eatery Nightingale 9. Make them from home using our step-by-step guide below.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 1/2 cups Thai basil
1 tray ice cubes
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/2 tsp salf
Popsicle mold
10 Popsicle sticks

Sarah Balch for InStyle.com
Assembly:
1. Bring the milk and cream to a boil, then remove from heat. Add 2 cups of Thai basil to the mixture; cover, and let it cool for 20 minutes.
2. Strain over half of the ice cubes, and discard the basil.
3. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and blanch the remaining 1 1/2 cups of Thai basil 1 minute, then plunge it into ice water.
4. Drain and blend the blanched basil with 1/8 cup of water. Add the infused dairy mixture, simple syrup, and salt to a blender. Blend till well combined. Pour mixture into Popsicle mold, insert sticks, and freeze overnight.

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