Don't worry, I'm almost done with the popsicle recipes. I've only got this one, and one more to share. I'm just trying to get them all in before the end of summer. Summer is seriously winding down here, the temperature and humidity are already greatly reduced. I just love the summers here, I'm sorry to see fall start to descend. And why not watch summer head for the hills with a spiked popsicle?
For those of you who know me, you know I have an extreme weakness for gummy candy. My biggest weakness is sour gummy candy, but gummy bears take a quick second. I always have gummy bears on hand. It's a habit I haven't been able to grow out of :) Of course I saw these popsicles on Pinterest, but I actually saw the recipe that featured a photo of soap. Tsk, tsk people. I'm so glad I use my own photos. So while my popsicles don't look like that picture, it's ok. Mine are actually edible!
As I mentioned earlier in the week, vodka does not freeze. I decided to soak my gummy bears in vodka overnight before I put them in the popsicles. Only problem? I accidentally left them for 2 days, and those little bears drank all the vodka! I guess I used college age bears, hehe. I soaked them in about a cup of vodka, these popsicles pack a serious punch in the face. Perfect for a Labor Day get together. That is, if you have to spend Labor Day with family...
Ingredients (makes 4 popsicles):
1/2- 3/4 cup gummy bears
1 cup vodka
1. In a small bowl, combine gummy bears and vodka. Store combination in fridge 24-48 hours (soak longer for a "stronger" popsicle).
2. Divide gummy bears amongst a popsicle mold. Fill popsicle mold full with 7-Up. Place sticks in popsicles, freeze for 24-48 hours (due to the alcohol content, these popsicles take significantly longer to freeze).
3. Run mold quickly under warm water, slide popsicles out of mold. Store in a ziploc bag in freezer.