We were at a pit stop on our way from Krabi back to Bangkok eating at a popular noodle stand with Dom’s mom, sister and two friends. Even with a fan lazily spinning next to us, and being somewhat in the shade from the canopy above us, sweat still was dripping down my face and oozing down the back of my legs.
I didn’t feel well, and hugged my pregnant belly, while trying to force down a few bites of the spicy Thai noodle soup sitting in front of me. The 100 plus temperatures, and 100 percent humidity was holding me tight and not letting go.
But then in the distance, I saw it. A beacon of hope.
Someone sitting at a table next to us had walked up to a white cooler at the front of the food stall, and gotten a popsicle out, and was just now unwrapping it. I tugged Dom’s arm, pointed at the person merrily licking the popsicle juice trickling down their finger, and asked him if we should get some.
“Sure! Those are so good, they are local, handmade popsicles!”
I forgot the heat for a moment as I sprinted to the cooler. In my heat daze I envisioned that if I didn’t get my popsicle now, every other patron would leap up in a frenzy and take them all before I got my chance.
The cooler was full of every Thai flavor imaginable: Thai Milk Tea, Thai Coffee, Durian, Banana, Weird Thai Candy, Mango, Thai Herbs, and more. I grabbed the Thai Milk Tea Popsicle, unwrapped it, and let the cool, sweet flavor run down my mouth bringing relief to the stagnant heat. It was magical.
After that, I came across similar coolers full of Thai popsicle goodness at other little food stalls, and tried all sorts of flavors. I knew I had to make them when I came home, and I had to share it with you all. It was so easy, and so good! The hardest part for me was finding popsicle containers that I liked!
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