Popsicle season is in full effect now that the sun sets after 8pm and the temp has broke the 70 degree mark. Popsicles are great, no matter your age. But, to make them even better for adults, you can add a little alcohol.
Que the Bar Rescue voice as you read these recipes through.
Red Wine Fudgesicles
1 cup red wine
1 ½ cup dark chocolate
1 ½ cup milk
In a small pot simmer the wine over low/medium heat for 12-18 minutes, allowing it to reduce. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate until completely melted. Stir in the milk. Pour into your popsicle tray and freeze over night. Makes 4-6 popsicles depending upon your tray size.
Blue Moon Orange Creamsicles
1 cup frozen 100% orange concentrate, thawed
14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
24 oz Blue Moon Belgian White Ale or other Witbier (2 average-sized bottles)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 clementines or tangerines
12 (3 oz) Dixie cups
Small popsicle sticks or craft spoons
A pitcher or large cocktail shaker
In a pitcher or large cocktail shaker, combine the orange concentrate, sweetened condensed milk, beer, and vanilla extract. It is important to combine the ingredients in a container that has a spout because it will make it much easier to pour the mix into cups.
Line out the Dixie cups on a baking sheet, so it will be easy to transport them to the freezer. Fill each Dixie cup 90 percent of the way with the orange-beer mixture.
Slice the clementines into ¼ inch thick rounds. Push a craft spoon through the center of each clementine round, so that half of the stick pokes out from each side. Top the mixture with the clementine sticks. Make sure the clementine is resting directly on top of the orange-beer mixture.
Freeze for at least four hours, or overnight. When ready to remove the popsicles from the Dixie cups, simply snip a small cut in the rim of each cup and peel them away from the popsicle. Place the popsicles onto a dish with crushed ice to keep them from melting too quickly. Serve and enjoy.
When you are looking to suck down something cold this summer, rather than grab a beer or glass of wine, grab a delicious popsicle. Gotta cool down using alternative methods sometime.