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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Grapefruit & Mint Boozesicles {#SummerOfThePopsicle Guest Post: Nutmeg Nanny}

Who's Holding the Stick:  Please help me welcome another of my talented blogging friends...a woman after my own heart, who is bringing two of my favorite things about summer together in one glorious post (that would be popsicles and alcohol).  Today we have the pleasure of spending time with the kind and talented Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny!
Grapefruit & Mint Boozesicles (#SummerOfThePopsicle Guest Post: Nutmeg Nanny} |
Hi girlichef readers! I’m Brandy from the blog Nutmeg Nanny and I’m super excited to be bringing you a little summer popsicle boozesicle treat.

Ice pops were a big part of my childhood. My mom used to make them all the time and I would happily eat them all day long. Even as an adult I could eat ice pops all day long instead of actually eating a real meal. I know, as a food blogger I should probably not admit that I’m happy to not eat all day.

Now, these boozesicles are packed full of fresh summer flavor and can easily be made kid friendly by leaving out the vodka. But then they just become an ice pop instead of a boozesicle and lets face it, boozesicle is A LOT more fun to say.

Am I right?
Grapefruit & Mint Boozesicles (#SummerOfThePopsicle Guest Post: Nutmeg Nanny} |
Grapefruit & Mint Boozesicles

by a guest post from Brandy O'Neill of Nutmeg Nanny
Prep Time: 5 minutes (+ time to freeze)
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: dessert snack alcohol mint grapefruit vodka frozen popsicles summer

Ingredients (4 small boozesicles)
  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
  • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
In a blender add all ingredients until smooth.

Add into popsicle molds or Dixie cups.

If your molds hold the stick add it immediately or add it after a few hours. Another option is covering your cups with foil and putting in the stick right away. The foil will help keep the stick in place. (This is the way I tend to do things.)

Let freeze for at least 6 hours until hard.

Summer of the Popsicle 2

Oh yeah, you're definitely right, Brandy!  Speaking of booze, while you've got the vodka out, you may to head over and visit Brandy at her place, Nutmeg Nanny - she's got all sorts of great boozy creations I know you'll want to make.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Join me again next Wednesday for another frozen treat on a stick from another talented friend...