Hi friends! It’s been a little bit since I’ve posted a popsicle recipe, but no worries we have been BUSY creating new and fun popsicles this Summer! I’ve just had the awesome opportunity to share these recipes on some of my favorite blogs, like these Dirty Coke Popsicles that I shared on Tidy Mom last month for her Spark Your Summer series! Tidy Mom is one of my favorite blogs around – so if you don’t follow her yet, be sure to head over and look around. You won’t be disappointed!
Have you heard of a “dirty” Diet Coke? I’ve seen it countless times online, and while I’ve never seen it on the menu at any stores I go to, I had to try a recipe. It basically calls for Diet Coke, coconut syrup and lime juice – with a little half and half if you’d like. Now I’m a BIG fan of coconut, so I figured that it would taste pretty good. So I gave it a try and yummm…the critics were right, so tasty!
And then the other week I had an epiphanie – one of my favorite popsicles I created last Summer was our Coke Float Popsicles. I thought – I bet that a “dirty” Coke would make one fabulous popsicle as well! So I got to work. The process is about the same. I’m actually MORE of a fan of Coca-Cola than I am Diet Coke (did I lose you yet? I don’t mean to offend). So this time I poured out a can of Coke into a measuring cup. Now the key for using sodas in a popsicle recipe is you have to let the fizz die down.
Once the soda had lost some of the fizz, I poured in 2 ounces of coconut syrup and squeezed in the juice of half a lime. If you want to get fancy at this point you can pour in an ounce or so of half and half. It’s not necessary, but if you like creamy popsicles it’s perfect! Then just pour your “dirty” Coke into a popsicle mold and freeze. Keep an eye on your popsicles because especially if your soda was still fizzy they may expand outside of the popsicle mold. That’s why that first step is very important. Once frozen, remove from your popsicle mold and you’ll have some seriously delicious popsicles. Seriously.
Dirty Coke Popsicles
- 1 8 oz can Coke or Diet Coke
- 2 oz coconut syrup
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 oz half and half opt
- Pour can of Coke or Diet Coke into a small bowl and let the fizz die down.
- Mix in coconut syrup, lime juice and half and half if desired.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze.
- Note: Keep an eye on the popsicles as they freeze. If the soda was still fizzy, the popsicles can expand to outside of the mold.
I hope you’ll give these Dirty Coke Popsicles a try! If you’re a Coke and coconut fan, you really can’t go wrong here. And if you haven’t tried a “dirty” Coke, you must. Just amazingly tasty! I think I’ll go make one right now…why not, right?!
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