On 5:00 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks in berries, blueberry, coconut, dessert, holiday, ice cream 5 comments
Summertime is just around the corner, and to celebrate, Susannah from Feast + West and Erin from The Speckled Palate are hosting the Great Blogger Barbecue! That's right: sizzle sizzle!
There’s no better way to kick off the summer than getting together with friends over food and drinks and these coconut blueberry vodka ice pops :) We’re inviting y’all to join in on the fun. We're bringing you 50 recipe ideas from cocktails and mocktails to casseroles and desserts. Scroll to the very bottom to see and clock on what everyone else is making!
Speaking of desserts, as soon as I was asked to participate in the BBQ, I knew I was doing these pops. It's nice to make stuff for the kids, but these are Adults Only.
My only problem: I didn't have molds. I went to Target and found some, but they were $12.99. About $8.99 more than I wanted to spend. I spent 2 days looking for them and all I needed to do was go to Marshall's. $6.99. Boom. Insert celebration dance here!
I used some of that very good sweet potato vodka in these little guys.
And fresh blueberries. I'm still into blueberries! I can't help it.
They're smooth, a little creamy and a great finish to a big, grilled holiday meal.
Coconut Blueberry & Vodka Ice Pops
1 can coconut milk (13.5 oz)
3 T Covington Sweet Potato Vodka (50ml or ONE airplane bottle)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries
Whisk together coconut milk, vodka and powdered sugar in a small bowl or measuring cup. Set aside. Place the blueberries in a large bowl and muddle slightly. Spoon blueberries into each ice pop mold. Pour in coconut milk mixture and top with more blueberries and juice. Freeze 4-6 hours.
Because alcohol does not freeze, do not add extra vodka or you'll have a mess on your hands.
With the unofficial start of summer next week, it’s almost barbecue season! In celebration, I’ve teamed up with several fellow bloggers to bring you 50 recipe ideas for a smashing summer shindig. See all the recipes for our Great Blogger BBQ below!
AppetizersKorean BBQ Tofu Sliders with Kimchi Slaw by Hello Little Home
Corn, Black Bean, and Feta Dip by Lizzy is Dizzy
Crab, Bacon & Guacamole Crostinis by That Square Plate
Cocktails and DrinksBlackberry Gin Slush by The Speckled Palate
Homemade Lemonade by Winstead Wandering
Blood Orange Mocktail by Body Rebooted
Fleur Collins Cocktail by Hungry Girl por Vida
Fourth of July Sparkler by Mixplorology
Black Stripe Cold Rum Cocktail by Honey and Birch
Fresh Watermelon Mojito by Twin Stripe
Mint Hibiscus Lemonade by The Little Epicurean
EntréesSalt Plate Shrimp by The Mexitalian
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burgers by Simple and Savory
Roasted Vegetable Grilled Pizza with Garlic Herb Oil by Ciao Chow Bambina
Memphis Style Pulled Pork by Two Places at Once
Balsamic & Honey Chicken Skewers with Strawberry-Kiwi Salsa by No Spoon Necessary
Amazing Basic Spice Rub for Grilling by An Oregon Cottage
Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs by PasadenaDaisy
Smoked Porchetta Pork Loin by Tasty Ever After
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork by Appeasing a Food Geek
Peach Barbecue Sauce by The Beach House Kitchen
Tuna Stuffed Sweet Peppers by SugarLoveSpices
Herb Marinated Steak Gyros Plates with Tomato-Onion Salad and Green Tahini Sauce by Feed Me Phoebe
Marinated Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn and Cherry Salad by Domesticate ME!
Sweet & Sour Chicken Kebabs by Tastefully Frugal
Side DishesCaprese Pasta Salad by Club Narwhal
Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad by Two Sisters Kitchens
Coconut Milk Mac & Cheese by A Little Gathering
Cherry Quinoa Salad by Food Lovin Family
Cheddar, Corn and Bacon Potato Salad by Family Food on the Table
Lemon Rocket Pasta Salad by Lauren Caris Cooks
Green Goddess Potato Salad by Love & Flour
Red White & Blue Watergate Salad by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Zesty Potato Skewers by Pamela Salzman
Quinoa Tabouli by A Fork's Tale
DessertsBanana Pudding Ice Cream Cake by Feast + West
Strawberry Beer Floats by bethcakes
Cherry Cheesecake Dessert by The Little Blonde Baker
Light Berry Angel Food Cake by The Creative Bite
Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries by Girl Heart Food
Fresh Strawberry Muffins by Spiced
Lemon Pie Sundae by Flavours & Frosting
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes by Dash of Herbs
Grasshopper Pie by 2 Cookin' Mamas
Berry Mango Smoothie Pops by HÄLSA Nutrition
Mixed Berry Vanilla Bean Cake by Cake 'n Knife
No Churn Cookies and Cream Strawberry Ice Cream by The Secret Ingredient Is
Coconut Blueberry & Vodka Ice Pops by Nik Snacks
Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Greek Yogurt Ice Pops by Beer Girl Cooks
Cherry & Rhubarb Tart by Crepes of Wrath
- Nikki @ NikSnacks
- I'm an award-winning private chef who writes and talks about my life as a food writer, culinarian, podcast host, and food tour guide, I'm a classical French trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami. I've worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger, catering chef, pastry chef, butcher, baker, and a biscuit-maker.