I think it’s official. I think we may finally be over the random days of waking up to find snow covering the ground! (Knock on wood.)
There have been many a wonderful spring shower in the afternoon, but the temperature is finally on a continuous upswing! We’ve been getting 90+ degrees for the last week. Summer is coming! And summer calls for…
Popsicles!!! Not just any popsicles though. Popsicles with BEER in them!
I teamed up with fairlife to bring some boozy recipes to the table. Some of them definitely haven’t worked out.
Beer + dairy = curdled sadness. But these beersicles are a winner!
The rich creaminess of the fairlife 2% chocolate milk makes the texture of these like fudgsicles, not the bland, crystallized, icy frozen milk you might expect. You’ll notice that I instructed to put the beer in the base of these popsicles whereas the pictures are reversed. After a horrible disaster that ended with me hand mopping my entire kitchen floor, I determined that the softer consistency of the frozen beer part would better be placed on the top of the popsicle so you don’t get stuck with puddles of sweet beer and chocolate milk on your floor. You’re welcome.
I used one of my favorite porters around – Killer Boots caramel porter by Verboten Brewing. First, make a simple syrup and let cool completely. I chilled mine in the fridge for a good hour.
Slowly mix together the beer and simple syrup, tasting as you go. These beersicles end up pretty sweet, so you may want to use less than I did.
Fill the bases of the popsicle with the beer mixture and let them freeze for 2-4 hours, or until slightly solidified.
Fill them the rest of the way with fairlife 2% chocolate milk, until 1/4 inch to the top.
The genius that I am, I forgot science and the fact that liquids expand as they freeze, so after filling the molds up all the way I ended up cleaning out my freezer and rinsing off the overflow. Don’t do that.
When completely frozen, place the molds in a cup of hot water for about two minutes until the popsicles slide right out and enjoy!
Chocolate Caramel Porter Pops
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||8 hours|
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8 hours, 20 minutes
- 12oz stout or rich porter (I used Verboten Brewing Killer Boots caramel porter)
- 2oz simple syrup
- 6oz fairlife 2% chocolate milk
Must be 21 years or older to enjoy.
|To make the simple syrup|
|In a small pot, combine 1/2 cup of water with 1/4 cup of sugar, bring to a boil and let cool completely.|
|For the popsicles|
|In a bowl, mix together the 12oz of stout or porter with 1-2oz of simple syrup (using more or less to taste). |
|Pour the beer mixture evenly into the bottom halves of 6 popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours.|
|Once the beer mixture has hardened, pour fairlife 2% chocolate milk into the molds until a quarter inch from the top, insert the sticks and freeze overnight.|
Happy almost summer to everyone! What’s your favorite style/flavor of popsicle?
Note: I was provided free product and compensation by fairlife to create this recipe. All text and opinions are my own.