Wednesday, June 20, 2012

strawberry cardamom coconut milk popsicles

i have a summer bucket list of things to do (go to the ocean, go camping, watch a sunset at llano seco sanctuary unit) and things to cook (angry cajun shrimp pasta, homemade tomato paste, grilled romaine salad with jalapeno ranch). do you have a summer list? you totally should, i think its a great way to get down on paper (so you won't forget!) all those fun things you want to do/places you want to go during these hot, long days of summer. if you have little ones, its fun to sit down as a family and come up with a list together, you just might be surprised by what they come up with!

those are just a few of the things that made my list, and i'm so glad these popsicles did.

since i had made a fresh batch of freezer strawberry jam the other day, i went ahead and used that as the berry filling and skipped adding any sugar, but i bet roasting the berries first, like in the original recipe, would be super tasty. 

i think next time i will roast some strawberries and blueberries with some balsamic vinegar or orange juice + zest and then add that to the coconut milk with no extra sugar. i'm thinking that if i roast the berries to intensify their flavor and sweetness, the popsicles won't need any extra sugar and they would be paleo friendly.

strawberry cardamom coconut milk pops
original recipe by the year in food

1 can coconut milk 
1/4 cup best berry jam or 2 cups berries, sliced & roasted with 1T balsamic vinegar
10 cardamom pods, slightly crushed with a knife or heavy skillet

pour the coconut milk and crushed cardamom pods in a small pot and heat over medium low heat for about 10 minutes. take off the heat and let the pods steep another 5 minutes. use a slotted spoon to remove the pods and discard. add in the berry jam or roasted berries. let cool and then pour into popsicle molds. let freeze 4 hours.

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