Strawberry Rosewater Popsicles with Cardamom

strawberry rosewater with cardamom

Today’s recipe was inspired by the exotic flavors of Mashti Malone’s, my favorite ice cream in all of L.A.  In case you don’t know, this little shop on La Brea is owned by two Iranian brothers who pack the magic of the ancient world into their products.  My favorite treat of theirs is the orange blossom ice cream.  It tastes like a flower garden frozen in cream.  One bite and I feel like a fictional Persian princess ready to take a carpet ride with my loyal pet tiger.


2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, rinsed, and hulled

1/4 cup rose water

2 tablespoons honey

the contents of 2 cardamom pods


Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze at least four hours.


14 thoughts on “Strawberry Rosewater Popsicles with Cardamom

  1. Oh. wow. Where was this recipe when I brought 30 pounds of fresh berries home from a you-pick farm? I’ll be buying more tomorrow as I must make this recipe.

    Thinking I saw Mashti’s on a Cooking Channel show not too long ago. They featured your fave ice cream and it did sound lovely. Does Helena like these pops, too? She is one lucky teether!

    • If you have spare strawberries you should definitely make these pops. We just got back from picnicking on the heath with some friends and ate the rest of what I had in the freezer. They are so good!

  2. I’ve never made anything with rosewater before, but this makes me want to try! These look gorgeous – and I LOVE that pink colour! So pretty!

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