Beer popsicles, Kimberley Stakal

You read that right: Beer popsicles! These spiked frozen pops are an homage to our childhood summer days, with the adult kick of a crisp, refreshing beer. Fresh cherries and lemon juice are a sweet-tart choice, pairing just fabulously with the honeyed, banana-like flavors of Hefeweizen beer. Get the recipe here.

Feel free to try this recipe with your fave summer brew this season. I used Hefeweizen because it’s my go-to summer beer, but anything light with fruity notes and a bright flavor would be great.

Note: These popsicle treats *are alcoholic*, so be sure to label them carefully if there are any kiddos or underage folks in the household.

Beer Popsicles With Fresh Cherries & Lemon

Makes about 8 popsicles

Ingredients
½ cup chopped, pitted cherries
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
1 ¼ cups beer (try Hefeweizen or summer brew)

Method
Combine cherries, lemon juice, and honey in a blender; puree until not quite smooth (a few cherry chunks left inside the popsicles are a nice touch!).

Beer popsicles, cherries, by Kimberley Stakal

Beer popsicles, lemon juice, by Kimberley Stakal

Pour beer slowly (to avoid foam!) direclty into blender. Spoon mixture gently to combine.

Beer popsicles, add beer, by Kimberley Stakal

Pour mixture into popsicle molds of choice. Allow any beer foam to subside, adding more beer if necessary to level out the molds.

Beer popsicles, pouring, by Kimberley Stakal

Fill molds with sticks and place in freezer. Freeze until set, about 4 hours.

Beer popsicles, freezing, by Kimberley Stakal

Enjoy!

Beer popsicles 2, Kimberley Stakal

Images by Kimberley Stakal