Rum and Coca-Kahlua Popsicles

Rum and Coca-Kahlua Popsicles

I checked into a hotel in Nashville the other day, & before I gave my car to the valet, I noticed the temperature on my dashboard said “115 degrees.”  Holy smokes. It’s hot folks!  This week’s blogs are all about staying cool, quenching thirst, and having fun during 4th of July week! Since so many folks enjoyed my “Salted Margarita Popsicles” last week, I decided to release another one! If you’re looking for a refreshing pick-me-up in the hot weather, a mixed drink called Rum & Coke, might actually put you to sleep if you drink it too fast. This popsicle recipe has a unique little twist and will help you slow down &  savor it!  You only need 3 ingredients. Cola: This could be Coca-Cola, Coke Zero (if...

Salted Margarita Popsicles

Salted Margarita Popsicles

Popsicles help make the South bearable.  After you try these popsicles, you might think they also make the world go ’round.  (ha!) Since my last post about homemade popsicles, the temperature has risen and caused me to do a full-on popsicle experiment to cool off.  (Click here for Rum & Coca-Kahlua Pops!)I am sharing one of my favorites from the research – the Salted Margarita Popsicle.   Salted Margarita Popsicles 2 1/2 cups of Margarita Mix (liquid) 1/3 cup Tequila 4 Tablespoons Triple Sec 1 Cup Water Margarita Salt for Serving – I also used green sugar sprinkles for extra color.  It also added a little bit of a surprising “crunch.”   STEPS 1. Mix together the first 4 ingredients in a bowl or pitcher. 2. Pour the...

Fall in Love Again with Homemade Popsicles!

Fall in Love Again with Homemade Popsicles!

My momma used to make homemade popsicles using ice trays when we were a kid, and every now & then I get a hankerin’ for them.  I remember lemonade & grape juice being my two favorite flavors.  I got the hankerin’ last week after a long, hot run outside, & decided to do something about it! Why homemade popsicles? Popsicles from the grocery aisle have a lot of sugar.  If they don’t, they cost an arm & a leg.  With homemade popsicles, you control what goes in there! Don’t feel like you have to go get the fancy popsicle mold.  Seriously…. this is the first one I have ever owned.  You can get a regular ice tray, fill them up with a liquid, cover the tray tightly with aluminium foil, & jam toothpicks in there....