Friday, June 24, 2011

Ginger Beer and Apple Pops

Ginger Beer and Apple Pops

Okay.  Did you order the pop molds and the Pops book, back when I showed you mine?  No!  Well, go right now and order it, because by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be sorry if they are not rapidly on their way to you.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my ice cream maker, but boy-oh-boy using pops molds is so easy!  Practically anything can become a pop.  Mix it up, pour it in the molds, pop in the freezer, freezer does it’s job, and bingo..instant dessert or treat.

Donna Hay Magazine

Even though I have my new Pops book to work through, I remembered Donna Hay Magazine #55 that had a gorgeous picture of pops on the front.   And guess what?!  Remember the Banana Ginger Granita?  Well I still had some ginger beer and she had a recipe for Ginger Beer and Apple Pops…how cool is that?! 

Ginger Brew

These were so yummy!  Very much a grown up pop!  The ginger brew gives it a heady spicy taste, with lots of ginger heat.  Then the apples provide a welcome bite of sweetness.  Perfect and oh so easy! 

Ginger Beer and Apple Pops

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger beer
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple thinly sliced

Make simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small saucepan.  Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves, then turn to high and boil for one minute.  Allow to cool completely.

Pour the simple syrup, the ginger beer and the lime juice in a bowl with a pourable spout (I used my large pyrex measuring cup).  Arrange the apple slices in 8 x 1/3 cup-capacity pop molds.  Pour the ginger mixture over, allowing at least 1/4 inch headroom for expansion.  Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours.  Makes 8. 



This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!


Joanne said...

Man I do love ginger beer. Having it in the house could be dangerous. Especially in pop form!

Kat said...

My daughter in law got her book this week, and I know she is going to make good use of it. Thanks for the tips and I am going to send her this post. She loves ginger.

Jacqueline said...

I bought a zoku when they came out, I can try these in it :) *YUM*

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

Since my AC is broken, pops have become an important part of my life. These look so refreshing- Need to buy ginger beer! :)

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Sounds very unique! Yum!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This looks so refreshing! Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Marjie said...

You have found a new and wonderful way to have a summer full of frozen confections!

elastigal said...

Fantastic! I've been wanting to make pops with a coconut sorbet recipe I found. These molds will be perfect and if I get two sets, I can make the coconut and try the ginger beer ones!