Frisky Whiskey Time…Pike Pops

16 Jun

Time again to get frisky with the whiskey! I’ve got another recipe idea featuring White Pike Whiskey. I came up with this idea as I started thinking about the Summer season. Summertime always makes me think of icy treats. So what’s better than a fudgesicle on a hot night? A boozy fudgesicle or as I like to call them “Pike Pops!” You’ll never go back to regular fudgesicles again.

IMG_7134These fudgesicles are rich and decadent. The espresso powder adds an extra depth of lusciousness and the whiskey gives them a real kick. I have a feeling I’m going to be making (and eating) a lot of fudgesicles this Summer!

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This recipe made 10 standard-sized popsicles. The quantity will depend on the size of your popsicle molds.

Melt the chocolate in a pot over low heat, stirring until smooth. Once all melted, stir in the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, espresso powder, milk, salt and White Pike whiskey.*

IMG_7162 Cook the mixture and stir frequently until it thickens. This can take between 5 to 10 minutes. The mixture is done when it coats the spoon. Remove from the heat and mix in the vanilla and butter until all combined. The mixture will be glossy and smooth.

IMG_7170Let the mixture cool slightly and pour into the popsicle molds.

IMG_7176Freeze the fudgesicles for 30 minutes and then insert the popsicle sticks. When fudgesicles are frozen through, take them out of the freezer and dip the plastic part into hot water. This will help to get the popsicles out of the mold. Place the popsicles on a baking sheet and let them freeze completely. Once frozen, you can put them in a plastic bag or container for storage and serve them whenever you’re ready.

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IMG_7213*So let’s talk about the amount of whiskey to use. It will depend on how boozy you want the fudgesicles to be. The first batch I made, I used 8 tablespoons and that was a little strong for me, but you may prefer that. I leave it to you to decide what the right amount is for you. And yes this recipe totally works without the whiskey too, but really why would you want to do that?

I have a lot of recipe ideas for popsicles this Summer, both with and without booze. After all, it’s gonna be a long, hot Summer and we need something to cool us down!

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