Sunday, May 4, 2014

Boozy Adult Popsicle Recipes


I loved Popsicle's as a little girl and now as an Adult. I love to make all kinds of flavors, adding some alcohol makes these for Adults only. You can always substitute juice like pineapple, orange, apple or grape to make them a non alcohol Popsicle. After all these years I finally invested in a Popsicle mold ( I would use ice cube trays and toothpicks) and boy do I ever love my new toy.  It's just the beginning of a wonderful summer of fun and experimenting to keep cool!   Here are some suggestions below on flavor combinations and check out the video for more instructions.



Basic Recipe:
3 cups Strawberries (fruit must be cut up) pureed in a food processor (other suggestions would be pineapple, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, bananas or kiwi)
1/2 cup coconut rum
1/2 cup pina colada mix or cream of coconut (use all pineapple juice for non alcohol.)
8 cup Popsicle molds with sticks

Blend the fruit of choice in a food processor or high powered blender add the rum and colada mix, you can substitute apple juice, grape juice or anything else you like in it place. Strain in a fine mesh sieve. 

Other sugggestion combinations:

Add  any two kinds of fruits together, bananas, strawberries, berries, kiwi, pineapple, etc.
1/2 cup apple juice, grape juice, pineapple juice or orange juice
1/2 cup of liqueur of choice, Vodka, Rum, Flavored Vodka's or flavored Rum. Proceed with above instructions.

Peach Bellini:
3 cups sliced peaches 
1/2 cup peach schnapps or orange juice
1/2 cup white wine preferably Pino Grigio

Berry Cabernet:
3 cups berries raspberry, blackberry or blueberry
1/2 cup Cabernet
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup juice like grape or apple

Margarita Pops:
1/2 cup fine sugar
zest of 1 lime
6 chopped passion fruit or kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple
1/3 cup lime juice
1 cup water
3 tablespoons Tequila
1 tablespoons Cointreau

In a saucepan bring sugar, water and lime zest to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes to dissolve sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add to pop molds, if using passion fruit when it's half way frozen stir to mix the seeds evenly.

Chocolate Rum Popsicle
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups milk
1/2 cup white rum
2 egg yolks
1 cup chocolate chopped (good grade like Lindt)
1/4 cup fine sugar

Bring the milk and heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
Place the chocolate in a glass bowl and pour the milk over the top. Stir until melted. Add the rum. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl and then blend with chocolate mixture.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for around 2 hours. Place in an ice cream maker. Churn around 20 minutes. Pour into the pop molds and insert sticks. Freeze for around 24 hours before removing.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

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