“Pitta” is an Ayurvedic term pointing to a hot and damp constitution. While you may not feel this way daily, if you live in a hot, damp climate you may find your pitta aggravated at times. This treat incorporates almond milk (or coconut milk), a bit of sugar, and cardamom to cool you down. Yum.

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These pops are perfect for a hot summer day…

  • 1 quart vanilla almond milk (or swap for coconut milk)
  • 1/3 cup raw or turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered cardamom

1. Pour one cup of the almond milk into a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar and cardamom and heat to almost frothing. Turn off the heat.

2. Pour the remaining almond milk into a large bowl. Add the hot mixture and whisk to combine all the ingredients. Allow to cool, then pour into Popsicle forms and freeze.

This recipe makes eight (4 oz.) popsicles.

Note: you can also get creative & try variations with other cooling herbs, such as lavender.


Want more delicious ways to cope with the summer weather? Here are my 7 herbs for keeping it cool.


This recipe was shared with me by my friend Kate Brenton, who blogs here.