Want to make sure your beer stays nice and cold by the pool this summer? Freeze it!
That's right, folks. Today we're showing you how to make ice pops...out of beer. BEER POPS! Sorry. Just the thought of it gets us a little excited.
The combinations are endless, but we made Lemon Berry Shandy Pops using Leinenkugel, fresh lemons and crushed raspberries because we're cool like that.
Here's how to make them:
To make Beer Pops:
Step 1) Choose your favorite beer Step 2) Add a sweetener (agave nectar, fruit, juice, sugar, honey) Step 3) Pour into a paper cup or ice pop mold Step 4) Stick in a popsicle stick Step 5) Freeze
To make Lemon Berry Shandy Pops makes 1/2 - 2 dozen pops depending on size of molds (We used 1 beer per thin 6-pop mold)
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Use a food processor or blender to gently pulse berries to a thick mashed consistency. In a bowl or pitcher, mix berries with half of the beer and sugar.
Using a separate bowl or pitcher, mix the rest of the beer and sugar with the juiced and zested lemon.
Pour the mixtures into the molds about 3/4 of the way full. If using wooden popsicle sticks, moisten before adding to the molds (to avoid foaming and overflowing). You can make strictly raspberry beer pops, lemon beer pops, or a mixture of half and half (to do this, pour one mixture in and freeze for at least 30 minutes before adding the other).
Freeze pops for 3-4 hours or overnight. Take out in the hot sun and enjoy!
And don't be afraid to get creative with it; try combinations like Corona, agave and lime; Abita, strawberry and basil; or Blue Moon, orange, honey and ginger.