It hasn’t been that warm of a start to the summer yet, but Fifty Shades of Grey is really heating up the beach, the T, and lunch breaks all over New England. Thanks to E.L James and her overly worded descriptions using the same adjectives; heady, delicious, and running fingers through hair, I decided I had had enough ‘pursed hard line lips‘ and over analyzer ‘Ana’ for one afternoon. Thanks for this blog’s inspirational E.L…
I’m going to go with irony that popsicles were on my mind when I headed to the grocery store… Out the door to Whole Foods as I look down at my list, “frozen yogurt/ice cream”. Great! Sounds like a good way to cool down… from the first 90 degree day of the season, not Fifty Shades people! Upon browsing the frozen treats section, to my dismay a 6 pack of Organic-amazing-for-your-body- your-kids-teeth-the rain-forest- and-humanity, fudgcicles were $7.99. Holy F! Absolutely not. My eyes kept strolling the frozen over windows… Ben and Jerry’s assorted flavors $5.99, soy-delicious bars, $6.49, HaagenDaaz- on special still $5.99, Crap! I guess I forgot how pricey these things can be. LIGHT BULB! My Inner goddess told me to go home and make your own.
Pinterest is amazing for this very reason. I scan and sort future recipe ideas. Genius! Now, go sign up and follow me. wink. Pulling up the Pinterest app on my phone I look at my board of recipes I’ve saved. Ah yes, a frozen fudgecicle recipe I’d virtually stowed. This recipe, adapted from the dailywaffle.com is really easy. Get ready… it’s 2 ingredients, milk and Nutella. Crazy I know. However I wanted to really mix it up and add another flavor element; sea salt. (From my former post on sea salt macarons you could conclude that I have a salty chocolate problem as of late, whoops). I should mention that a few weeks ago I sampled a Chocolate Sea Salt popsicle from the Kingof Pops cart in Charleston, SC and it rocked my world, so a little 50 Shades, a 90 degree day and a hankering for Nutella led to this beautiful creation.
- 1 1/4 cup chocolate milk
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- a few dashes of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp course sea salt, dissolved in 2 tbsp of hot water
- 1 tsp, course sea salt into mixture once ready to pour (optional)
Whisk together in a large bowl until all ingredients are smoothly mixed together. Pour into Popsicle mold slots, or whatever vessel you choose and chill in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Sweet and salty, much like Christian Grey… Enjoy!