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Popsicle Recipe with Cherries, Lemon &... Beer!

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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

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

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!).

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

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

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

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Images by Kimberley Stakal

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