I love that I can make different popsicles all at once. Using the same base I came up with three flavours. The first one was this chocolate malt popsicle which I had all to myself while Dave was at work.
For three weeks my entire focus was home. The enforced lockdown meant a lot of changes for Dave and I. For the first week we were both home. And mostly it felt like our December break. Except for the fact that we could not have friends over. And we only went shopping once. In the second week, Dave went back to work as an essential service provider. This gave me some time at home alone. And I really had to structure my days. I mostly stuck to the routine I had planned. Merely adjusting it as I had more time to myself than I expected. By the third week I was used to the quiet and felt very positive about life. But not so positive about finances. Yet, I kept reminding myself how blessed I was. We have a huge house and garden and lots of space.
There was food on our table and plenty in the fridge, freezer and pantry to get by. Most importantly, we were healthy. And then while lockdown was still in force for the country, our industry was declared essential. It was weird driving to work the first day. There was no traffic on the road so to speak of. Everyone in our complex was closed. And it was really quiet. Not only the noise levels of the surrounding area. But at the office itself. The phone was not ringing and no orders were coming in. All you could hear was Dave’s machines – a sound I am so used to, and the tapping of the keys on the keyboard.
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Chocolate Malt Popsicle
- 600 mls milk
- 60 g cocoa powder
- 30 g malted milk drink
- 90 g honey
- Place the milk into a saucepan and heat over a medium temperature
- Add the cocoa, malt and honey and whisk until combined
- Set aside to cool before pouring into your popsicle moulds
- Place into the freezer to set
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime May 18:
How did it feel when you went back to work?