Freeze sucker!

June 30, 2017

 Happy Friyay, fellow foodies! 


Whether you've been waiting for the weekend with bated breath or remain indifferent, it's important that you know that it is (international) popsicle week - yes, this is one bandwagon that need be hopped on!  


Growing up in Cape Town, "suckers" (this is accepted Capetonian jargon for what's otherwise known to the greater populous as a popsicle) were my absolute favourite treat, specifically a flavour/ type called "Surf Joy". I've recently come to learn that my favourite sucker as a kid is a mixture of buttermilk and citrus - a flavour combo that I, to this day, endorse!  


Feeling inspired, I opted to recreate my favourite sucker, but with a twist. I chose to whip up some strawberries into a compote (to really bring out the fruity flavour) and toss it in with a buttermilk base... and voíla! Set aside some time for freezing... and be ready to enjoy 'our' new childhood fav!


Recipe: Popsicles



  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

  • 1 cup of buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 1/2 punnets of strawberries

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • 2 vanilla bean pod



  • Add the strawberries, lemon, sugar and vanilla bean pods together in a pot over a medium heat. 

  • All the strawberries to become soft and until you see the juices.

  • Puree the mixture and leave it to cool. 

  • Add the buttermilk, simple syrup and cream together. 

  • *Simple syrup- equal parts of sugar and water boiled until thick and sweet- about 15-20 minutes.

  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into your moulds first, then add the compote at the end. Let freeze for about 6 hours or over night. 

  • Bon apetit!



















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