In Search of the Perfect Popsicle
Logan was housesitting in Beacon, N.Y. last week, and she kept telling me about these amazing $3 gourmet popsicles she and a few other friends had been eating while temperatures soared and we all started turning on our fans. One gourmet popsicle had pineapple, chili pepper, lime, and sea salt.
So, when I took the train to visit her (and climb a mountain), I was looking forward to eating one of these popsicles she had been raving about. To my disappointment, the popsicle shop was mysteriously closed during the three days I was visiting.
When I returned to the city, I searched for a place that sold gourmet popsicles and found one called popbar, which sold $4 gourmet popsicles like coconut gelato dipped in dark chocolate and coconut shavings, and sorbet with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
Like anything I end up thinking about more than I probably should, I decided that I could probably make my own gourmet popsicles. Have you ever frozen a banana, put it in a bowl, drizzled chocolate syrup on it and topped it with peanuts? It’s just as good as the ones you get at the beach.
The one with brewed tea with fresh fruit sounds cheap and easy to me, so I’ll probably start with that. If anyone else has a favorite popsicle recipe, let me know. I want it.