STRAWBERRY LEMONADE VODKA FREEZE POPS
Freeze pops aren't just for kids anymore, ladies!! We have the most refreshing recipe for the dog days of summer that are upon us! Crack this recipe out for lounging around the pool or for an after dinner treat during a beautiful patio evening! Can you tell we are dreaming of warmer weather and longer days over here?!
It takes a little patience - about 10 hours but man is it worth it! We present to you - Vodka infused strawberry lemonade freeze pops! To be quite honest, we knew that these would end up being a staple here on Jasmine before we even sampled the recipe! There is nothing like a freeze pop on a hot summer day and if we can have a little drinky-poo while consuming that freeze pop well then hot damn we are down!
We are lucky enough to live in an area with a ton of local, fresh produce available to us at our fingertips - there is nothing like fresh strawberries from the local Amish! If you are ever around Central PA in the early summer, make sure you stop at a roadside stand and get yourself some!
This specific recipe calls for strawberries, however, you could get REAL creative with your fruits and your liquid bases and make all kinds of frozen goodness for this summer! We are thinking kiwi, blueberry, maybe some watermelon......toss in some flavored vodka, rum or tequila.....yum!! There are endless possibilities! You could even make the kiddos some refreshing non-alcoholic freeze pops with fresh fruits of choice and an array of juices! Give them their fruit serving for the day in a sweet treat - win win!! We will be sure to try a bunch of them - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic this summer!
We purchased this set of 8 freeze pop mold from Amazon - simply because it was clear and we could see the beautifulness (is that even a word?! It is now....) of the red and yellow colors through the mold 🤣. However, they have a lot of really cute and unique popsicle molds that you can get if you are looking to tailor your recipe to a specific theme or party setting!
2 oz. vodka - That's IT! Believe us, no more than that!
1.5 cups lemonade
6-8 sliced strawberries - or fruit of choice
Mix lemonade and vodka in a large container or pitcher
Place your sliced strawberries into your freeze pop mold
Pour the lemonade/vodka mixture into each mold
Freeze for AT LEAST 10 hours
Gobble these babies up!
Yeah, yeah we hear you - how do you freeze alcohol?! Our #1 tip for you is to NOT get carried away with the amount of alcohol you put in these - trust us! We decided that 2oz. simply wasn't enough and added a tad bit more and we ended up with a slushy consistency that didn't freeze....our second time we stuck to the recipe and they were perfection! Want more alcohol? Eat two :) Now, these freeze pops won't get super hard like traditional non-alcoholic freeze pops, but if you let them sit for the right amount of time, they WILL freeze. You have to let them sit for at least 10 hours in the freezer, so if you are planning to serve these around the pool some afternoon or at a party, your best bet is to make them the night before and let them sit! There isn't a ton of alcohol in them either so it won't end up being a liquid mess.
We chose to use sliced strawberries, however you could also toss all of your ingredients into a blender and blend everything together and pour into your molds that way - think of a fruit puree instead of sliced fruit - it really is just a personal preference and there isn't a right or wrong way to do it, which we love! Versatile recipes are such a handy tool to keep in your back pocket for random times that don't require super specific ingredients!
What different combinations would you like to try?! Let us know so we can try them too! Tag us on social or comment below!