The Thai Basil Is the New Popsicle! Make Them This Summer With Our Tutorial
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 milk3/4 cup heavy cream3 1/2 cups Thai basil1 tray ice cubes1/4 cup simple syrup1/2 tsp salfPopsicle mold10 Popsicle sticks
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.
For more summer recipes, pick up the June issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download May 16.