FRIENDS!! Hi! Hugs!!
I guess I don't really blog around here that often anymore (understatement lols) but there was just no way in h*ck I was gonna miss popsicle week. In fact, I made, photographed and scheduled this post within 48 hours of receiving that magical annual email from our eternal popsicle prince Billy.
The popsicles standing before you are inspired by an Indian supper I went to and have an earthy, cardomom-y vibe that goes really well with the dark chocolate outer shell. They also undoubtedly count towards your 5 a day and are the colour of sunshine.
The popsicle week monster grows every year and I expect everyone's popsicle game to be stronger than ever this year. Be sure to check in over on the official home of #popsicleweek throughout the week and give Billy a fist bump for being the flip while you're there.
Carrot Halwa Popsicles
Cook carrot in a saucepan for about 5-7 mins on low heat until soft then add all remaining ingredients.
Continue to cook for 10 mins then take off heat, cool and whizz up in a high speed blender until smooth.
Pour into moulds, freeze overnight then decorate.
2 cups finely grated carrot (about 4-5 medium carrots)
1 tin (400ml) coconut milk
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar (or sweetener of choice)
2 tsp ground cardamom
small pinch of saffron (optional)
splash of vanilla
orange zest from 1 orange
lime juice from 1 lime
pinch of sea salt
PS. As these things go, I'll be in South Africa when this post goes up since my grandma passed away last week and it feels weird not to mention it here despite the fun above. All my best childhood memories are very much centred around her and the adventures she created for me and my cousins in her garden. She was hilarious, straight talking and the most un-grandma grandma ever. She's also the person I owe all my creativity and love of making to which means she will not just a be a bunch of memories within me but literally an actual part of me, and I find that a really cool thought.
PPS. I haven't completely disappeared from the internets in case you're wondering, I post here every now and again. Come say hi :)