Beer Popsicle: Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicle

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Beer Popsicles: Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicles

POPSICLE WEEK! Billy over at Wit and Vinegar decided to organize a popsicle week in the blogosphere, and I love him for it. Hop over to this page to see all of the other awesome bloggers who are participating. If you find yourself in the midst of a heatwave and want to get your popsicle-making on, there are some delicious options on that page.

I haven’t told you this but this summer has been all about beer in my house. Sours have taken center stage. Josh and I will usually get a large format bottle of something we haven’t tried before and have it with dinner. And in typical girl fashion, I usually dig the tart, fruit-flavored beers. Enter: cherry lambic. Lambics aren’t always flavored with fruit, though they’re usually always puckery and sour, all in a good way of course. Cherry lambics (kriek lambics) are fermented with sour cherries and omg are they good. If you’re ever at a good beer store (or even Whole Foods), pick a bottle up, you’ll love it. You can drink some with dinner AND then use the rest to make these popsicles.

Beer Popsicles: Cherry Lambic Popsicles

These popsicles are tart, puckery, taste like beer (!!!!) with a strong cherry flavor. And like most popsicles (minus these), these popsicles are sooo easy. No roasting of fruit (which I did the first go-around and found unnecessary)! Cherries and sugar go in a blender. Blend. Then beer is added and mixed in. That’s it! The sweetened cream and cherry mixture are layered in popsicle molds and dazzzz it.

These popsicles taste like a sweet cherry lambic. They’re sweet, puckery, have notes of beer (!!!) and the cherry flavor is front and center. I hope you make my new obsession.

Happy Popsicle Week!

Beer Popsicles: Cherry Lambic Popsicles

Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicles

Print this recipe!

2 cups (about 1/2 pound) chopped cherries 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
3/4 cup cherry lambic beer
1/4 plus 2 tablespoons cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons organic cane sugar

1. To the jar in a blender, add the chopped cherries and sugar. Blend until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Pour in the cherry lambic and pulse for 10 seconds, just until combined. Set aside to allow the bubbles to go away.

2. In a small bowl, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Fill the popsicle molds with the cherry lambic mixture about 1/4 of the way. Next, layer with a few tablespoons of heavy cream and then the rest of the cherry lambic mixture. Pour the rest of the heavy cream into each of the popsicles and transfer to the freezer. At the one-hour mark add the popsicle sticks to each popsicle. Freeze overnight. Run the popsicle molds under warm water to loosen. Eat immediately!

Makes 4 (BUT PLEASE DOUBLE!)

Amelia loves popsicles

I mean…even Amelia loved them.

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Belinda @themoonblushbaker August 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

Your dog is the cutest! I love the signs on the sticks so creative. I am glad you link up with others to help us find out the magic of ice pop.

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Dior August 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

Where did you get those cute popsicle sticks? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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Adrianna Adarme August 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

They belonged to my boyfriend’s mom. I believe she got them years ago from Williams-Sonoma.

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Nicole August 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

Pretty! I am not a beer drinker, but I feel like I’d totally drink cherry lambic beer. And I’d totally have one of these pops, of course.

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cindy August 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’ll take a 6-pack…thanks!

OMG…I so need these in my life. for real.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I love Lindemans! These look amazing!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Those popsicle sticks are so stinking cute! Love this flavour!

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Quyen August 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Yum! I love craft beers and this is such a great idea. I love visiting breweries and they usually have a beer inspired dessert, if they have a restaurant, but they haven’t made popsicles before! This is perfect for the summer!.
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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

What a fun popsicle! I love the popsicle sticks too.

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Bev @ Bev Cooks August 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm

THAT COLOR. I want to stick them in my bra. Until they melt.

Ew.

Never mind.

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Adrianna Adarme August 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

You’re a dirty, dirty woman. I love it.

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

LOVE cherry lambic beer! I will be obsessing over this recipe until I finally give in and buy popsicle molds!

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Sophie August 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm

How do you do it? How do you find out it’s popscicle week and test and finalize and photograph and share a recipe so quickly and so effortlessly? Gah, I adore lambic….. these look wonderful! And watch out or I’m stealing Amelia Bedelia when you’re not looking :) :)

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Adrianna Adarme August 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

HA! I was sent an email about popsicle week a few weeks ago so I had some time to prep. :)

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Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) August 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I’m not into beer but I have had this one and I think I can imagine the flavor – sounds good to me! But my mom and husband would loooove it.

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Ellie August 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Dangit, this is genius!!!

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Tieghan August 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Whoa baby!! That color is gorgeous and this flavor? HECK YES! I tack the whole pack!

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Sarah | The Sugar Hit August 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I love a girly beer! Which works because I am a girl and I drink beer! These pops look incredible. Cherry season, come at me!

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Tina August 16, 2013 at 5:46 am

Goodness A!!! This is the bomb!! I’m so into beer right now and cherries

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Melanie R August 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

These look divine!! I might try this recipe with the raspberry version of Lambic and fresh raspberries…. Oh this could be dangerous! I loved the comment about stuffing them in her bra…. LOL!

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Adrianna Adarme August 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

Yes yes yes to raspberries! That’d be awesome.

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