Summer has knocked on our window, and we’re sure it has made its round to yours as well. We’re trying very hard to keep them locked but alas, that dreaded hot summer loo will sooner than later find its way through.
What’s even better than an icy cocktail you ask? A teeth numbing boozy ice cream or Popsicle, we say! That’s right, you can make these over the weekend so you have a treat waiting for you every night you come home sweating like a beautiful pig.
1. Cider Pumpkin Gelato Float
Who didn’t love a soda float as a kid…or even now when we’re trying to adult? Except the difference between then and now is that we can sneak alcohol into whatever we want and whenever we want. Please try this at early hours at your own risk though. To make this exceptionally simple, delicious and boozy float you will need your favourite ale and pumpkin. We think you’ll know what needs to be done.
2. Kahlua Milkshake
Three magical things in one cup, all with the simple touch of a button. If you like coffee, chocolate and liqueur, then why choose when, and as Joey says, you can put your hands together. Making this adult milkshake will take you less time than changing into your pjs. All you have to do is mix coffee ice cream, cocoa powder, kahlua and milk in a blender, pour it into a glass and kick back and chill!
3. Gin and Tonic Popsicle
We make this particular Popsicle in abundance because come June, these bad boys are a bigger saviour than an air conditioner. All the ingredients induce freshness and the booze, well, that just makes you relax. Play around with the quantity depending on how many popsicles you want to make but for 8-10 popsicles you will need:
- 2 cucumbers or 4 cups of cucumbers chopped
- 1 cup of fresh mint leaves
- 1⁄4 cup of gin
- 3⁄4 cup of fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 cup of light agave nectar
- Pinch of salt
Blitz all; pass it through a sieve and into Popsicle moulds. Freeze for at least 8 hours or preferably, overnight and lick away!
4. Guinness Extra Stout Float
Guinness stout is one hell of a beer – very strong and very punchy! In summers though, it can feel a bit heavy but because we can’t dare to go four months without it, we tried it out in a float and it worked pretty darn well. Again super simple and easy, in a glass, add 2 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream; a good quality ice cream will work wonders and top it with the Guinness.
Boom, that’s glory in a cup!
5. Strawberry and Red Wine Popsicle
You can now lick a sangria with this icy alcoholic popsicle. Adulting can be tiring but at least it’s got its perks. For this Popsicle, roast halved strawberries in an oven for 20-25 minutes and then blitz them with red wine in a blender. Pass it through a sieve if you want a smooth mixture and pour it into moulds to freeze for at least 8 hours, but overnight preferably. Sit back and enjoy!
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