Friday, June 10, 2011

Limoncello Blueberry Ice Pops

For our second “adult” ice pop option we developed a Limoncello Blueberry recipe that was well-received at a recent taste test.  My sister hosted a lovely cocktail reception for some visiting relatives, so I used them as my guinea pigs to test the Sangria recipe posted previously, and this one.  Both recipes got two thumbs up, with the Sangria version taking a slight lead.

Limoncello Blueberry Ice Pops blueberrypop (2)
3 1/2 cups of lemonade
1/2 cup of Limoncello liqueur
½ cup blueberries (whole)

We used frozen lemonade, but made it with 3 cans of water instead of the normal 4 1/3 cans of water to keep the flavor less diluted.  Mix the lemonade with the Limoncello liqueur.  Pour into Dixie cups to within 1/2 inch of the rim.  Drop in enough whole, fresh blueberries to create a single layer floating on the top.  Freeze.  After 1 hour 15 minutes, insert wooden sticks.  Freeze for another 2 to 3 hours until firm. 
Note:  The blueberries will appear very solid when frozen, but fear not.  They are easily bitten into and should not negatively impact anyone’s dental work.

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