The Perfect Popsicles for Every Summer Occasion

About 4 week(s) ago by Ayres Hotels

As the summer heat sets in, what better way to cool off than enjoying a homemade popsicle? These classic and ridiculously easy to make summer desserts make for the perfect treat. Plus, we also included some recipes for alcoholic popsicles for the days when you want a new, refreshing way to spice up your drink.

Non-Alcoholic Coconut Pineapple Ice Pops

This recipe calls for:

2 ½ cups of chopped, fresh pineapple

1 cup of almond milk

1 tablespoon of honey

¼ a cup of shredded coconut

¼ a teaspoon of coconut extract

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and freeze for at least four hours.

Serve and enjoy!

Non-Alcoholic Fruit and Yogurt Swirl Pops

This recipe calls for:

1 pound of fresh or frozen fruit

2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

2 cups of vanilla yogurt

Instructions:

Using a food processor, puree the fruit, yogurt, and sugar until smooth.

Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds.

Freeze overnight and enjoy!

Non-Alcoholic Orange Banana Smoothie Pops

This recipe calls for:

1 container of Greek yogurt

⅔ a cup of thawed orange juice concentrate

2 large bananas

Zest of one lime

1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice

Instructions:

Puree all the ingredients in a blender.

Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for about four hours.

Serve and enjoy!

Alcoholic Vodka Gummy Bear Popsicles

This recipe calls for:

1 ¼ cups of vodka

1 ¼ cups of gummy bears

3 cups of Sprite

Instructions:

Pour the vodka into a bowl, add the gummy bears, cover, and allow them to soak for 24-72 hours. The longer the gummies soak, the more vodka they absorb.

Once the gummy bears have soaked, stir to separate them. Then strain one-third of them and place them in the bottom of the popsicle molds. Then pour sprite over the gummies until they are just covered and place in the freezer for 60-90 minutes.

Once this first layer is frozen, add the popsicle sticks and a second layer of gummy bears and soda. Freeze again and repeat this process a third time. The total layering and freezing process should take around four hours.

Serve and enjoy!

Alcoholic Dark and Stormy Popsicles

This recipe calls for:

½ a cup of sugar

½ a cup of water

4-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

A 12-ounce bottle of ginger beer

½ a cup of dark rum

¼ a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)

1 lime, very thinly sliced

Instructions:

Pour the ginger beer into a large bowl and set aside.

To make the ginger simple syrup, combine the sugar, water, and ginger slices in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then set aside to steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar with a tight fitting lid.

To make the popsicles, combine the reserved ginger beer, ¼ a cup of the ginger simple syrup, dark rum, and lime juice. Pour into the popsicle molds then push a slice of lime into each mold and freeze overnight.

Serve and enjoy!

Alcoholic Irish Coffee Popsicles

This recipe calls for:

For the cream layer:

1 cup of heavy cream, milk, or half-and-half

¼ a cup of sugar

1 vanilla bean

For the coffee layer:

2 cups of brewed, cold coffee

1 cup of sugar

For the bailey’s cream layer:

1 cup of of heavy cream, milk, or half-and-half

2-3 tablespoons of bailey’s irish cream

Instructions:

In a large bowl combine the cream and sugar, and mix until the sugar is dissolved. Add the vanilla bean and let it infused in the cream for 2-4 hours.

Remove the bean and pour the mixture evenly into 10 popsicle molds. Freeze 2-4 hours.

In a large bowl, mix the coffee and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour a thin layer of the mixture into the molds, add the popsicle sticks, and freeze 2-4 hours.

Add your choice of milk to the coffee mixture plus the Bailey’s. Refrigerate until ready to pour the third layer.

Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze for another 2-4 hours.

Serve and enjoy!
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