It’s summer, which means it’s time for two of my favorite things: beer and ice cream.
A few years ago I held a “Beer Ice Cream Social” at my house where we made and sampled a handful of different ice creams made using beer. Some were good, others were pretty terrible, but the whole thing was a pretty awesome experience.
This year Sam Adams hit my inbox with a new take on the beer and ice cream trend: beer popsicles. Sounds perfect.
Made with Sam Adam’s Summer Ale, these popsicles use lemon and grapefruit juice and zest along with the beer to make a pretty delicious and slightly alcoholic summer treat.
Here’s how to make them, and if you’re looking for molds here are a few you can snag on Amazon quickly: I have these at home, but admittedly beer ice pops sound kind of great too — I might need to make another purchase.
- Juice from 3 small to medium sized lemons (1/3 cup; make sure they smell aromatic)
- Juice from 1 pink grapefruit, about ¼ cup
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 Bottle Summer Ale
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp grapefruit zest
Method: Juice the lemons and grapefruit. Combine the juice with sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Add the Sam Adams Summer Ale slowly to prevent too much foam from forming. Add the zests. Taste the mix and adjust the sweetness by adding 1 – 2 tbsp more sugar if needed.
Use ice cube trays or 2 oz. 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!!