Pineapple? A fan.
Spicy? In small doses.
Mix the two together? Tasty sweet/spicy popsicle.
Spicy Pineapple, page 32
serrano or jalapeno pepper (I used serrano)
ground chili (crushed red pepper)
I still had a few roasted banana pops left in the freezer, so I did a half batch of these. As I said before, I like spicy in small doses, so I removed the seeds and the ribs from my pepper before steeping it in the simple syrup. I also ground up the crushed red pepper in a coffee grinder to make the chunks I ran into even smaller, and I only used 1/4 teaspoon in my batch. Cautious? Yes, but I'd rather have a popsicle I can enjoy rather than one that burns my mouth.
The verdict is that these are just the right amount of spicy for me. A little buzz to the tongue, but nothing to need a glass of water nearby. Warning: If you use the whole amount of crushed red pepper called for, these will be hot, hot, hot!
Diced pineapple is added to the mixture. So you have bits and chunks of pineapple running around in your popsicle as well as the crushed red pepper. Lovely texture. To keep the heavy chunks from falling to the bottom of your mold freeze for 30 minutes without sticks, add the diced pineapple, give it a quick stir, then add the sitcks. Yummy!
Next week, we're going to change things up a bit with an agua fresca (refreshing drink), so don't miss it!
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