Wednesday, July 1, 2009
pina colada popsicles
the june issue of gourmet is certainly not lacking in mouth watering recipes and inspiration. however, it was on the very last page, a page of boozy popsicles, that i found the one i had to make first. sometimes these things are too simple to put off and when the sun is shining and the weather is heating up? forget it!
i almost let this treat go undocumented until jill requested a summer popsicle recipe. so here you go my jilly. enjoy!
pina colada ice pops
(from gourmet, june 2009)
3 cups chopped fresh pineapple*
1/3 cup well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons superfine sugar
1/3 cup light rum (i used malibu)
puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve (i skipped the straining part) into a large measuring cup, pressing on and then discarding solids (or keep 'em, i think they're yummy). pour into molds. freeze 30 minutes. insert sticks, then freeze until firm, about 24 hours.
and i am happy to report that, unlike my last popsicle endeavor, these happily came out of the molds for proper popsicle enjoyment.
*i was lazy and used canned pineapple. make sure you get the kind in juice not syrup.