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!
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.