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How do you decide between two dreamy popsicles?
Then have a taste test.
You’re a witness.
Hey. That line could apply to so much in life:
“If you own a mortar and a pestle, now’s the time to use it.”
You know, for all those mind-bendingly inane moments when you could grind something to a pulp.
But in a pleasant way.
Here’s what they looked like all put together with the strawberries, and frozen overnight. Please don’t laugh. My picture looks like a dollar store popsicle compared to the one you saw above from the original source.
But the real question is, how did it taste? Did the strawberries lend their caramelized goodness to the creamy coconut and pair excellently with the hint of cardamom?
Let’s wait until we give the contender a fair shot:
Butter, cornstarch, vanilla, milk, cocoa powder, sugar and chocolate chips.
If you’re like me, you’re checking off the list in your head thinking, yes, YES. I COULD make these today!
Melted chocolate is difficult to remove from it’s receptacle. We’ll just set this aside for later when no one’s looking.
I’ve always found cocoa powder a little resistant to mixing with large quantities of milk, until I found this little miracle tool.
They sell them in Ikea in a two pack. You’ll love them for gravy. I use them exclusively as my stovetop whisker. Ew. That doesn’t sound right. Stovetop whisk-er. Let’s keep the cat out of it.
After this mixture cools, you can use a glass measuring cup with a spout to carefully fill your popsicle molds.
I was in a quandry while mine was cooling because I had to take the rabbit to the vet.
Warning: if you have to take a rabbit to the vet while your fudge pop mixture is cooling, expect it to grow a skin while you are away. (The mixture will grow the skin, NOT the rabbit. Just so we’re clear.)
No harm is done. You can remove the skin, the fudge pop skin, and your mixture will be good as new.
Wake up to…
I put some marshmallows in there but they kept floating to the top just like in hot chocolate. Hot or cold, those babies are bobbin’.
Which popsicle tastes better?
What I liked about Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles:
I liked the idea. It just sounded so dreamy. But honestly, the strawberries retained their high fruity note. They didn’t mellow with caramelization. I liked that coconut milk was healthy and non-dairy, but it wasn’t as smooth as milk and didn’t have enough coconut flavor to make up for it. The cardamom made me want the whole thing to taste like chai so it ended up feeling like something was missing. I might try inventing a chai popsicle instead. Greyson loved the Roasted Strawberry popsicles. So maybe this is an individual taste.
What I liked about the Homemade Fudge Pops:
The fudge pops were my favorite. I like that you could get that classic fudge pop taste with out all of the diglyceride monocellulose gabaldy gook. I would change the unsalted butter to salted because they lacked just that bit of salt that would bring out the flavor. Whole milk made them creamy, but also crystallized just enough for me to miss the dense creaminess of whatever doesn’t crystalize. I might try messing with added ratios of cream, evaporated milk, or condensed milk and get back to you.
It’s 6:00 am.
The kids have no idea I just had fudge pops for breakfast.
Should I tell them?
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