This is a public service announcement: Popsicles ain’t just for kids.
Just a little “public awareness” for the day. I have been faced with an overage of flavored vodkas and fruit juice concentrates. I wanted every flavor of vodka that there was the other day while shopping in my local ABC store. But I kept my cool and only bought
a couple of five bottles. Oops.
So I tried to be a little creative and do something different. Summer is in full effect and I couldn’t think of anything better than a spiked popsicle.
If you haven’t already made spiked popsicles, you’re gonna wonder why once you realize how easy it is.
You’re going to need those little 3 ounce Dixie cups, popsicle sticks (I bought mine from my local craft store), and aluminum foil to hold the popsicle sticks in place. Oh, and Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, plain yogurt (NOT low-fat), sugar, vanilla extract and lemonade concentrate. You can pretty much use any fruit juice concentrate you want, I just happened to have pink lemonade. I don’t think apple would be good, though. Just my opinion.
And you DON’T have to use alcohol and make virgin popsicles for the kiddies if you want.
Who said vodka was just for drinkin’? Cheers!
- 1 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups plain yogurt (full-fat)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons Pinnacle Whipped Vodka (optional)
- Small 3 ounce paper cups (Dixie)
- Popsicle craft sticks
- Aluminum foil
- Place lemonade concentrate & sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Add yogurt, vanilla extract & vodka. Whisk until yogurt isn't "clumpy" and mixture is blended well.
- Transfer mixture into a pitcher. Pour into cups, about 3/4 full.
- Place aluminum foil over the tops each cup. Pierce aluminum foil with popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for at least 6 hours. Peel cup away from popsicle when ready to eat.
Adapted from Martha Stewart