I still can’t believe my birthday was yesterday! I am a little nervous about being 23, but I’m sure it’ll be great. I mean, I’m definitely started the year off right by having a big birthday party 😀 Of course my party had tons of drinks, apps, and….popsicles? YES! I saw this recipe for creamy margarita popsicles and couldn’t wait to make them. This got me thinking about alcoholic popsicles…and inspired me to also make these vodka gummy bear popsicles. That’s a different story though. For my margarita popsicles, I used:
- 1¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 8 limes), plus 4 limes for stabilizing the popsicle sticks
- 1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup tequila
- 2 tablespoons orange juice (optional)
- Kosher salt or margarita salt
- a drop of green food coloring
- 12 (3oz) Dixie cups
- popsicle sticks
In a pitcher, I combined the lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, water, tequila, food coloring, and orange juice. It is important to combine the ingredients in a container that has a spout because it will make it much easier to pour the mix into cups.
I then lined the Dixie cups on a baking sheet (to make it easier to get them in and out of the Fill each Dixie cup 90% of the way with the tequila mixture. I sliced the limes into ¼ inch thick rounds and pushed a popsicle through the center of each lime round, so that half of the stick poked out from each side. I topped the mixture with the lime sticks, and made sure the lime was resting directly on top of the tequila mixture.
I let them freeze overnight, and then sprinkled the tops with salt before I served them. They were delicious! I will definitely be making these again throughout the summer 😀