Treat your inner child with Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea!


 Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea

 Treat your inner child with Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea!

Sometimes grown-ups need a special treat too!  When I saw this recipe I knew it would be something my husband and I would enjoy.  It starts with a base of milk, cream, and sugar, but the magic begins once you add Numi Organic Tea, pink peppercorns, vanilla bean, orange peel, and chocolate.  The flavors combine to make a fudgesicle that's creamy and oh so delicious!


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Ingredients are as follows: 

2 C milk
1/2 C heavy cream
3/4 C sugar 
pinch of sea salt
5 pink peppercorns

orange peel
1 vanilla bean
6 ounces 70% bittersweet dark chocolate
1/2 C water
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 bags Numi Organic Chocolate Earl Grey Indulgent Tea
 


 Directions:

Combine 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 5 pink peppercorns, a vanilla bean (halved and scraped with seeds and all), some of the orange peel, pinch of sea salt, and 3 bags of Chocolate Earl Grey by Numi.  Warm the base over medium heat, just until it begins to steam and bubble around the edges. Don't bring it to a simmer. When it reaches that point, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 5 minutes.


 Treat your inner child with Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea!

While that steeps, cut out 10 orange peel slivers. Add them to a small fry pan along with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for about 2 minutes, or just until the peels look candied.


 Treat your inner child with Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea!

Strain the base, removing the chocolate earl grey tea bags, peppercorns, peel, and vanilla pod.  Return the milk base back to the stove and warm it again over medium heat.  Chop up the 6 ounces of chocolate into equal pieces. When it begins to steam, add in the chocolate pieces. Do not let it boil.  As the chocolate begins to melt, whisk the mixture together.  Whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. When the chocolate has fully combined with the milk-base, whisk in the cornstarch mixture, turning the heat up to medium-high, and whisking vigorously for about a minute. Remove from heat to cool.

 Treat your inner child with Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea!

Transfer the mixture to your Popsicle mold. Mine holds ten popsicles.  Add in the sticks, the surprise ingredient, and place in the freezer for about 10 hours to fully form. I let some of the orange peels peek out for display only.


Serve and enjoy! 

 Treat your inner child with Fudgesicles from Numi Organic Tea!












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