Let's not let go of summer just yet! We have approximately 30 minutes left in the season to play with fruits and beer. These are important tasks.
Something of equal importance is the task that I am presently undertaking: sitting on a beach in the Bahamas just in time to celebrate my birthday (aka "birfday" because it makes me laugh whenever I say it out loud). It would have been nice to bring some of these treats with me, but alas, they're not made to withstand this weather. I'd better order another another pina colada to cheer myself up...
I admit that I was initially skeptical about putting a WHOLE jalapeno in these popsicles. The thought of eating a fiery hot popsicle is not exactly my version of fun. But in the end, I trusted the process and popped that sucker in there. What resulted was a wonderful blend of sweet fruit along with a mild undercurrent of spiciness. I admit that I was quite impressed.
Can we talk about how beer is involved in this concoction as well? Ridiculous! Since I was already playing with summer fruit and adding in a jalapeno, I figured why not do it up right and pair things up with a slightly spicy Old Bay beer. I mean, how could you not? You can't.
Berry Beer Jalapeno Popsicles
slightly adapted from The Beeroness
- 1 lb strawberries
- 1/2 lb raspberries
- 1 large jalapeno, or 2 small jalapenos
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 12 ounces beer (I used Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
1) Combine all ingredients in a food processor or a blender. Puree until smooth.
2) Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until set, about 4 hours or overnight.