How to Make Adult Popsicles

I have been really excited about writing this post. It hit me over Memorial Day weekend. We were outside all day long and the kids were eating freezer pops and I wanted one, only I also wanted the drink I was drinking. That's when I got the bright idea to mix the two.


These are super fun to make! I even made non-alcoholic versions for the kids, which allowed me to test out two different DIY Ice Pop containers we had previously bought. The first are shaped like you would imagine an ice cream bar to be shaped. They are really super cute. The second are little zip lock bags that are shaped like ice pops. They are the perfect shape and size.

So I am just going to go ahead and tell you how these turned out before I tell you the recipe I used. They are strong, definitely-booze-filled popsicles. That means they didn't freeze completely. Which means the cute little red lidded, ice cream looking mold did not work. Although I was not one to turn my back on semi frozen mixed drink. Having eaten it with a spoon.....it made a great slushie.


Now the ice pop sleeve worked great. It still didn't freeze completely, because I was eager and ended up being heavy handed with the alcohol. But, it didn't matter because the popsicle holder kept it from dripping and I was able enjoy it without mess. I stuck a straw inside it for quicker drinking.

I have plans to try the cute mold again next week and just relax a little on the alcohol.

You may be wondering why I chose Pina Colada as my first alcohol pop. You aren't? Ok well I am going to tell you anyway. When I was in college, Thursday nights was party night. (was that everywhere, or just at Morehead?) I met this cool girl on my floor and on Thursday's we would hop in her car and drive to Huntington, West Virginia, which is only a little over an hour away, in hindsight I don't know why we didn't go to Lexington. Also in hindsight I think she and I were on a date, but I was straight and clueless. So only realized this when Abbey mentioned it. Anyway, There was a club there called Robbie's which was owned by a former Major League Baseball player. (On a side note, it closed down after someone got beaten to death in front of it). The interesting thing about Robbie's is, you could go in under-age and then guys would come up to you and ask you what you wanted to drink. They didn't "work" there but I am sure they were working it. And I,being a complete novice to anything even remotely cool, (former band kid here) had no idea what to order. So when someone came up and asked me what I wanted I stupidly said ummm whatever. Thus introducing me into the world of the basic beach drink known as, The Piña Colada. I am singing, If you Like Pina Colada's....and getting caught in the rain. Because, you can't have a Pina Colada without thinking about Jimmy Buffet. 

Wow,  that was a really long pointless story. Sorry. With out any further ADHD moments, here you go.

I need to add that you'll also need a small can of pineapple juice. I didn't take a picture of that because I got distracted and forgot. Oops! I mixed all of this in a 2 cup glass pyrex mixing cup. The spout was perfect for pouring into the molds without needing a funnel.



For two popsicles you will need:

1/2 c . pineapple chunks
1/4 c. coconut milk (this was difficult to find, it was in the aisle with powdered milk)
1/2 c. Malibu Caribbean Rum
1/4 c. pineapple juice
For two, I was able to use the pineapple juice from the crushed pineapples.

In hindsight I shouldn't have drank the left over and  then tried to do math on how much I needed to convert it to make more popsicles. Here is my drunken math.

1 1/2 c. (12 oz) pineapple chunks
3/4 c. (6 oz) coconut milk, I just used the rest of the carton
1 1/2 c. (12 oz) Malibu Caribbean Rum
3/4 c. (6oz) pineapple juice

Come back next Friday for another another alcoholic popsicle. I am loving this adult twist on a kid favorite!

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