Monday, 16 July 2012

Recipe: Boozy Innocent Smoothie Popsicles

In the Summer, when I was a kid, instead of always having shop brought ice lollies my Mummy used to experiment with making our own for me using drinking yogurt, fromage frais, fruit juice and practically everything healthy you could possibly think of giving your child. (I think the drinking yogurt ones were my favourite!) For years the popsicle mould sat in the bottom of our larder not doing much until I had an idea. You can make ice lollies out of Innocent Smoothie, right? And you can add alcohol to them, right? And so my Boozy Innocent Smoothie Popsicles were born...
DSC_0172 All the measurements depend on your moulds, but for a mix that makes about 10 popsicles you need one regular sized carton of smoothie and 85g of alcohol, extremely well mixed. You can use any flavour combination you wish, but my favourite combination so far that I really cannot get enough of is Strawberry & Banana smoothie with Limencello Liquor which makes irresistible strawberry and lemon popsicles. Also in the picture is Kiwis, Apples & Limes smoothie with Vodka. It makes for a really refreshing and slightly sour popsicle, but you can barely taste the Vodka in them. A little pro tip, if you find with your moulds you find it hard to get the lid off as the lolly sticks have slanted about anchoring it in place, let it freeze for an hour before you put the sticks in.


I'd love it if you let me know what you thought of these if you try them, and any of your favourite combinations if you try something different - at the moment I'm plotting Pineapples, Bananas & Coconuts smoothie with Rum... 

13 comments:

  1. I definitely need to do these for my upcoming party with the girls! :)


    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  2. Love this idea! I remember me and my friends trying to make mojito slush when we were at uni, but we were way too greedy and put so much rum, it wouldn't set! Oops!


    Banana & Coconut with rum sounds delicious! I guess you could also use flavoured vodka if you wanted to mix things up even more.


    Elodie x

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  3. Aah, these sound so good! I want to try my hand at making them this summer.

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  4. Amanda {feast.fashion.faves}16 July 2012 at 17:42

    SO YUMMY!!!!!

    <3Amanda

    feast.fashion.faves

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  5. My thoughts when reading this: 'Must Favourite post' and 'Like'. I think you might just get me into the kitchen Rachel.

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  6. OOOH! These look and sound delicious, what a good idea! To be honest, you could probably even go all out with your own flavours and smoothies, as delicious as Innocent smoothies are, they're incredibly over priced. But I love the sound of the Strawberries and Bananas with Limencello, that sounds divine.

    Lucy xxx

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  7. Look delicious! Shame we need some sun!


    x

    littlemidge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. What a great idea, that would never have occured to me. I'll def be trying this out when we get some sunshine!

    Gemma
    www.instantlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Sirens and Bells18 July 2012 at 12:38

    This is such a good idea, definitely think I shall have to try these! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  11. look yum! ps disqus is complicated!

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  12. Yay, I am gradually expanding your culinary horizons! However, you really must do a blog post on how you get your French Toast to be so yummy!

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  13. I actually found making popsicles like this actually made them a bit better priced, as one carton (plus whatever booze you have laying around) makes for about 10 popsicles!

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