This milk-based fruit pop is the dessert du jour at Brooklyn eatery Nightingale 9. Make them from home using our step-by-step guide below.

1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 1/2 cups Thai basil
1 tray ice cubes
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/2 tsp salf
Popsicle mold
10 Popsicle sticks

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1. Bring the milk and cream to a boil, then remove from heat. Add 2 cups of Thai basil to the mixture; cover, and let it cool for 20 minutes.
2. Strain over half of the ice cubes, and discard the basil.
3. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and blanch the remaining 1 1/2 cups of Thai basil 1 minute, then plunge it into ice water.
4. Drain and blend the blanched basil with 1/8 cup of water. Add the infused dairy mixture, simple syrup, and salt to a blender. Blend till well combined. Pour mixture into Popsicle mold, insert sticks, and freeze overnight.

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