Big Girl Root Beer Float Poptail & Summer Recipe Link Up

24 Aug

Since today is Friday and my the last day of my first mini blog series I thought we should do a little something for the grown ups. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick
by Erin Nichols. It’s a book with 60 Boozy Treats served on a stick. This is the kinda book I can get behind, especially this week.

It seriously took me forever to decide between the Oatmeal Cookie, The White Russian or the Fruit Loop. I mean a fruit loop popsicle with booze. I decided after a lot of day dreaming on the Big Girls Root Beer Float.

This book is a small softcover book with pretty uncomplicated recipes. No recipe is over 2 pages. They are fun and festive. Not every recipe has a picture, which I usually like but as these aren’t over complicated you don’t really need them for reference. Every popsicle has a little story which I like. Give you a little personality with your booze. ;)

Ok let’s good to the good stuff. You need these this weekend so get to the store. You only need 3 things and some popsicle molds. Totally worth it.

Big Girl Root Beer Float Poptail * I got 12 mini cupcake tins and 4 1/3c popsicle moulds worth of mix

1 c root beer schnapps or vanilla vodka* I used vanilla vodka
1 1/2 c flattened root beer
1/4 c heavy (whipping) cream

Prepare root beer schnapps by placing alcohol in a heavy bottomed 2 quart sauce pan. A different sized sauce pan may affected how much alcohol is left. (You will need 3/4 c). Turn heat to high, keeping your eyes on the pot at all times, heat until it begins to bubble. As soon as it bubbles, set your timer for 2 minutes. You don’t have to wait until it’s full on boiling. When the times sounds remove the pan from the heat right away. Immediately, being very careful pour liquid into a heatproof container. Don’t leave it in the pan. Cool completely.

Once your alcohol is chilled and your root beer is flat combined cream, alcohol and root beer in a medium bowl. Whisk until combined.

Carefully divide mixture between your chosen popsicle moulds. I used rocket shaped ones I got from Michael’s. Don’t fill the moulds right to the top. Leave a small amount of room for expansion.

Top with ice pop sticks or reusable ice pop tops with attached sticks. Let the pops freeze at least 24 hours.

To unmold dip in warm water and enjoy!

Recipe from Poptail.

*I was not compensated for this post but I did receive a free copy of the book. There are affiliate links attached to this post.*

Now I want to see all of your Summer creations.  Let’s get linked up.



2 Responses to “Big Girl Root Beer Float Poptail & Summer Recipe Link Up”

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 24, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    I. Want. That. Book. Popsicles I don’t have to share with my kid? LOVE, ha!

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