Today’s pop was an experiment. After the success of the strawberry balsamic ice pops last week, I thought it would be fun to see if different savory flavors worked well in an ice pop. Somewhere in the recesses of my memory lurked the idea that basil can be paired well with strawberries, so:
I pureed a handful of strawberries with about a teaspoon of sugar, a splash of water and one basil leaf, torn up.
I’m not really sure how I feel about this pop. On the one hand, the basil flavor is really strong, almost drowning out the flavor of the strawberries. I can’t say I really liked it. On the other hand, I couldn’t stop eating it. It was really interesting, but not in a negative way. Try it yourself, and tell me what you think!