24 July 2007

Chill Out with Peach Schappsicles

Well we are back to the over top summer temperatures and trying to keep cool every which way we can. I am on vacation at the moment, but, not headed anywhere exciting or interesting. But hey... I live in a valley where tourists flock to hit our beaches. They wake board, para sail, hit our over 50 wineries, golf courses, etc. You name it is here...so I guess I am being a "tourist in my own town".

Since I am on vacation I have taken up drinking. Hic!! I do not totally deny it but I usually just imbibe in a glass of wine once in a while with dinner...wink..wink.....Anyway...one of my all time favourite drinks is a Bellini. The wonderful frozen slushy kind that I have mentioned on this site before. Since I was going to become a tourist in my own town I purchased a huge bag of frozen mango/peaches from Costco. Nothing is small from Costco lets face it! Well I have tried and failed to make Bellini's at home. I tried once again today but was not really very happy with the results. It just tasted like peach/mango puree so the texture was not correct. The best ones are still at Joey's Global Grill!!!! The girls and I will just have to continue in our search for the best Bellini's in town when we go out to dinner! But what do I do with all this wonderful frozen goodness in my blender. Well....make adult popsicles. No...not X-rated, but, with alcohol.
And so the schnappsicle is invented!!I cannot take credit for this invention as I found the recipe in a magazine recently. I think it was Homemakers, but, can't be totally sure. To my puree I added lemon juice and sugar as the recipe calls for. Fruity goodness!!
**Peach Schnappsicles**
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) peeled pitted frozen peaches (or mango/peach combo)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) peach schnapps
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
In blender, puree together peaches, schnapps, lemon juice, sugar and 1/4 to 1/2 cup water (60 - 120 mL), ensuring sugar is thoroughly dissolved.
Pour into Popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze until solid, about 4 hours.
Makes 8 schnappsicles with 65 calories per pop
You can also make:
**Watermelon Citrus Cooler Pops**
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) vodka
Instructions the same.
About 52 calories each
**Minty Orange Campari Pops**
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) orange juice
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) lime juice
  • 24 (approximately) mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Campari or Pimm's No. 1
Stir together juices. In each Popsicle mold place 3 mint leaves, each torn into 3 - 4 pieces.
Pour 1 T Campari into each mold. Top with juices. Insert sticks. Freeze.
About 52 calories each
**Strawberry Daiquiri Pops**
  • 3 cups (750 mL) hulled strawberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) rum
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
Instructions the same.
About 62 calories each
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  1. Those sound divine! I will wait for a hot day to make them! We are back to the cool of the rain!

    On the good news front, I have cup measuring spoons, so these will be easy to make!

    I am just thinking of flavour combos. My mum would love pineapple with malibu added, as she loves this to drink!
    Mango and baileys liquer would be good too, maybe with some orange juice added. YUM!
    I am definitely noting these down!

  2. I think the flavour comnbinations would be endless!!! What about Pina Colada or Mojito??

  3. These are going to be a great treat for my friends in Key West. And it is so fun finding the cute little molds to put them in! I am heading south in a couple of weeks and between you and Holler, I have lots of cool treats for the gang!

  4. Oh Valli! I love this post! I was so thinking about alcoholic popsicles! Love it love it love it!


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