Sam's Sweet & Spicy Summer Ice Pops

Sam's Sweet & Spicy Summer Ice Pops
Staff Writer
Samuel Adams
Sweet & Spicy Ice Pop

Peppercorns in this boozy ice pop recipe add a zing to your frozen treats. 

12
Servings
21
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the ice pops

  • Juice from 3 small to medium-sized lemons (make sure they smell aromatic), about 1/3 cup
  • 2  Tablespoons  sugar
  • bottle Samuel Adams Summer Ale
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  peppercorn sugar blend
  • Juice from 1 pink grapefruit, about 1/4 cup

For the peppercorn sugar blend

  • 1  Teaspoon  pink peppercorns
  • 1  Tablespoon  sugar

Directions

For the ice pops

Juice the lemons and grapefruit. Combine the juice with sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Add the Samuel Adams Summer Ale slowly to prevent too much foam from forming. Add the peppercorns. Taste the mix and adjust the sweetness by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons more sugar if needed. 

Use ice cube trays or 2-ounce paper cups as ice pop molds. Pour the mixture into your molds. Cover with aluminum foil and poke tooth picks into the center of each one. The aluminum foil will prevent the stick from falling sideways. Allow to freeze overnight and enjoy!

For the peppercorn sugar blend

Create your pink peppercorn blend by crushing the pink peppercorns with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Make sure the peppercorns are completely crushed; you can do this using a mortar and pestle or by placing the mix into a coffee bean/spice grinder. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
4mg
0%

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.