makes 4 shareable pops
- 1 1/2 cups whole cherries
- 1 cup whole strawberries
- 8 cardamom pods – or 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp. honey
My sweet momma came to visit last weekend. I always enjoy sharing new recipes and ideas with her, as we both view the kitchen like a creative laboratory. Each homemade meal ends in “Mmm…I love this part, next time let’s sprinkle some of this,” or “Let’s crumble a bit of that on top,” or “What do you think if we added this?” Hungry to experiment, we aim to make each concoction a feast of the mouth, eyes, and brain.
So for her birthday I wanted to create a sweet treat that was healthy in nature and innovative in flavor. With a fresh batch of scarlet cherries and a hankering for cold dessert, I thought crafty popsicles laced with fresh cardamom seemed like fun.
Cardamom in particular is a fragrant, woodsy spice that I like to sprinkle in sweet, tea-laden, or floral dishes. When I was rummaging through my mental spice rack of what to pair with the dark cherries, cardamom came first to mind.