Popsicles do not have to be just kid stuff, I say. Let’s make some adult popsicles. It’s so hot here in the Spanish plateau that there’s hardly anything else to do. Eating popsicles and refreshing yourself in the nearest pool.
I’ve always been a big buff of Baileys Irish Cream, and I’ve always been pitied by pro drinkers, those who can’t help telling you what you should drink: they think Baileys is not a real liqueur, it is very gooey, just for girls … yeah, whatever. I drink what I please, which is usually water or wine, but when I fancy some liquor shot, I then drink Baileys. End of discussion.
To make these popsicles with Baileys I adapted a recipe for chocolate popsicles for its creaminess. They are truly made in no time and you don’t even need a food processor or a blender. Excellent idea for those who see their activity cut down by half by this unbearable heat like myself. Autumn, please come soon.
- 350g full fat milk
- 180g whipping cream
- 100g evaporated milk
- 90g Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 heaped tsp corn starch
- 1 vanilla pod
- 1 pinch salt
- First dissolve the cornstarch in some cold liquid, either Baileys, milk or evaporated milk, whatever you like.
- Slit the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds with a knife.
- Put the cornstarch mixture with all other ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened. It will take just few minutes. Allow to cool completely.
- When cold, mix briefly as it develops a film on the surface. Then pour it into the popsicle molds.
- Put the molds in the freezer to harden. Place the wooden sticks when the mixture is semi frozen.
- To serve place the mold in warm water a few seconds, until the pops can be carefully released from the mold.
These popsicles have just the right flavor of Baileys, they are very creamy because of the corn starch addition and if you’re not careful you will eat them in one go. They are fantastic to end a summer meal, especially if you have guests. Good taste guests who like Baileys, of course. But in your guests having good taste I can not help you. That’s up to you, dear.
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