These Boozy Bourbon Cocoa Pops are just the thing for a sweet summer treat for adults!!
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I’m sure it comes to no surprise that I am brining you a boozy pop. I love getting my cocktails frozen on a stick. Just like meat and chicken always seems to taste better on a stick, so do cocktails. It turns cocktails into a grown-up treat. On Grey is the New Black yesterday I posted a Summer Thyme Cocktail, from my new favorite cocktail book, Zen and Tonic. I will be reviewing the book shortly, but I wanted to make three things from it before reviewing it. So, guess what I found? Yes, these boozy bourbon popsicles, which she calls Cocoa Blast.
Oh my peeps, these are so good and so easy. These would be perfect for Father’s Day! These are rich and chocolately and actually kind of good for you. They are sweetened with dates, get a bit of tartness from dried cherries, antioxidants from cocoa powder (I use organic Raw Cocoa Powder), creaminess from coconut milk, and a warm grown-up flavor from the bourbon.
Really, I can’t insist enough that you make these. They are that yummy. I pretty much always have the ingredients in my pantry, so these are going to go in regular rotation at our house!! My only question with the recipe was that after blending all the ingredients, she states to add ice and blend again. There is no mention of how much ice. I added about a cup. The recipe says that it makes 2 pops, but I got six.
Boozy Bourbon Cocoa Pops
These Boozy Bourbon Cocoa Pops are a delicious summer adult treat!
- 4 Medjool dates , pitted
- 1/4 cup dried cherries unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 4 ounces bourbon
Place the dates, cherries, cocoa powder and coconut milk in a blender and process until creamy. Add about a cup of ice and blend again. Add the bourbon. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.