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Boozy Strawberry Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles and the Pursuit of Happiness

Is there any better way to celebrate the birth of our great nation than with these red, white, and sort of blue popsicles? Before you answer, I should mention they’re actually strawberry and blueberry cheesecake ice pops, and also spiked with booze.


Like much of our country, these are very simple, and get a little more interesting when you add a few shots of alcohol. I used vodka for its neutral flavor, but my scientist friends tell me any liquor will work just the same. However, be sure to measure carefully, since too much or too little alcohol and/or sugar syrup will adversely affect the frozen texture.

I didn’t want anything too icy, and it’s the alcohol and sugar that keeps this from freezing rock solid. If you leave out the booze, you’ll get a firmer ice pop, so you’ve been warned. I’m not sure how to adjust to compensate, so you may want to grab a regular fruit ice pop recipe on Allrecipes.com and use it instead.


I joked about our Founding Fathers being proud of this particular pursuit of happiness, but the more I think about it, I bet they would have been; especially that Ben Franklin guy. Dude liked to party. So, whether you make these on the 4th of July, or not, I really hope you give them a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 6 Boozy Strawberry Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles:

For the simple syrup:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
(This makes extra. Use it for lemonade and ice tea)

For the strawberry layer:
1 1/3 cup trimmed and quartered strawberries
1 1/2 tablespoon simple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoon vodka

For the cheesecake layer:
4 ounces (1/2 cup) room temp cream cheese
1 1/2 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tbsp vodka

For the blueberry layer:
1 1/3 cup trimmed and quartered blueberries
1 1/2 tablespoon simple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoon vodka

Raspberry Coconut Pom Smoothie

Raspberry Coconut Pom Smoothie

by Pam on April 30, 2014

It’s feeling like summer here in Portland. Today it was sunny and nearly 90 degrees! My kids were hot and tired when I picked them up from school so I decided to treat them to a tasty smoothie. I used some fresh raspberries, Greek coconut yogurt, Pom/Coconut juice and ice. They were a touch tart so I added a little bit of agave which made them perfect! These drinks were a refreshing, delicious, and healthy after school snack.

Combine the fresh raspberries, Greek coconut yogurt, Pom/Coconut juice and ice together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste & add a touch of agave (or honey), if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Raspberry Coconut Pom Smoothie




Yield: 2

Total Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

6 oz fresh raspberries
2 (5.3 oz) Greek coconut yogurt
12 oz Pom/Coconut juice
2 cups of ice cubes
Agave or honey, to taste

Directions:

Combine the fresh raspberries, Greek coconut yogurt, Pom/Coconut juice and ice together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste & add a touch of agave (or honey), if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Kids’ food project of the day

  • Makes: 2-4

  • Prep time: 30 mins

    Plus 4 and a half hours freezing time

  • Total time: 5 hrs

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

 

Surprise the kids or get them to help you make these fun and tasty traffic light ice lollies – made with three different flavoured layers they take a while to make but they’re well worth it.

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