Recipe Review

DIY Boozy Popsicles! Just How Much Alcohol to Use?

published May 22, 2012
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I have big plans for boozy popsicles this summer. Big. Plans. As far as I’m concerned, there is a whole wide world of cocktails out there just waiting to be made into popsicles. The only question is how?

Alcohol has a lower freezing point than fruit juice and other pop ingredients, much lower than our home freezers can manage. Even a little booze will interfere with the way popsicles freeze and too much actually keeps them in a permanent state of slush.

According to People’s Pops, a Brooklyn-based popsicle shop with a new cookbook on the market, we should engineer our pops with 20% or less total alcohol. This works out to about 1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) of alcohol in every cup of fruit juice. As a bonus, People’s Pops says that this amount of alcohol gives popsicles nice, soft texture.

With this knowledge, let us go forth and create! Do you have boozy popsicles in mind for this summer?

Get the Book: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brookyn’s Coolest Pop Shop by Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, and Joel Horowitz, $11.50 from Amazon

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