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I got a new kitchen toy recently so you all may be in for an alcohol-infused series of blog posts. 🙂 Poptails!
I finally did it this weekend. It’s really warming up around here and what could be more refreshing than a popsicle, or more specifically, a popTAIL?
As in, a boozy popsicle. 🙂
I got a cute little pink popsicle mold that makes 6 pops.
There are several things I like about this particular model. I like that it is silicone and easy to fill. I don’t like silicone for baking, but for this, I like it.
I also like that it comes with its own plastic sticks. Some models that I looked at don’t include the sticks, so you have to use your own wooden sticks. I like that these come with the set and that they have the edge around the stick to catch any drips.
I also like that this set came with its own teeny collapsible funnel and a little brush to clean out the molds. The right tool for the job. Always.
So once I got this set, I started looking for recipes to make. I chose to make a delicious-sounding Tequila Rose Strawberry Poptail.
I had not heard of Tequila Rose. I looked it up and found that my local Total Wine carried it so I was off to the liquor store.
It is a strawberry cream liqueur with a splash of tequila. I was glad to see that it was more strawberry heavy than tequila because I am not a huge fan of tequila. This spirit uses real dairy cream and upon tasting it, I think it tastes like Strawberry Quik with a kick. 🙂
I can already think of lots of delicious ways to use this drink.
The recipe I decided to make calls for the Tequila Rose, Greek yogurt, sugar, and strawberries.
To a blender you add:
- 3 cups of strawberries
- 1/2 cup of instantly dissolving sugar
- 18 ounces of Greek yogurt
- 1 cup of Tequila Rose Strawberry Liqueur
Blend until smooth and pour it into the popsicle mold. I used my NutriBullet and everything blended easily. I didn’t need to use the little funnel that came with the set.
I gently tapped the mold on the counter to bring any air bubbles to the top and then placed it in the freezer. You don’t put the sticks in right away. You let the mixture set up a bit first.
I waited about an hour and a half then put the sticks in. These sticks fit perfectly in the molds.
You then freeze the mixture for at least four hours.
To unmold the poptails, I filled a container with hot water and placed the mold in the water for about a minute. The poptails released easily from the mold after doing this.
I also tried to see if they would release easily without doing that with the hot water, but they did not. The little sticks started to work out of the poptail, leaving them in the mold.
In reading the reviews before I purchased the mold it seemed that most people recommended putting the mold in the hot water, and that definitely worked better for me.
These are really cute and very delicious. They don’t really taste very alcohol-y, so you may want to play with the amount of the liqueur if you like more of an alcohol taste. Also, this liqueur is mild so it may not ever taste very boozy.
I’m going to make some other recipes so I will have others to compare the booziness of different recipes.
The thing I’m noticing when looking at recipes is that many of them involve a cream-based liquor. Depending on their alcohol content, some liquors will never freeze, so I’m guessing that’s why the cream-based liquors work best. They are not very high in alcohol content.
I keep my Fireball in the freezer and it never freezes. So I guess I can’t make a Fireball popsicle. Such a shame. 🙂
These poptails had a very distinct strawberry flavor and were really tasty. My daughter said it tasted like her favorite ice cream, Blue Bell Strawberries and Homemade Vanilla.
If you have never tried Bue Bell ice cream, I hope you get a chance to do so. It’s made here in Texas and we just love it.
I would say my first attempt at making Poptails was a success! Really easy and delicious. I already have ideas to make more. One involves a banana pudding sipping cream that tastes like banana pudding whiskey. Yes, please. 🙂
If you would like to try your hand at making an easy and refreshing summer treat, I hope you’ll give these Poptails a try! And I’d love to know if you have some great recipes for me to try with my new little popsicle maker.
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