Berry-Beer Popsicles {Beer-sicles!}

I apologize for all the frozen treats lately.

Yeah, that was a silly sentence to write. Because it would be a sad, dark day if September rolled around and I realized that I hadn’t eaten enough ice cream and popsicles over the summer. So I think we should continue at the current pace. Do you agree? Good. Because today we’re talking about Beer-sicles (i.e. popsicles made with beer!).

But before we enjoy our beer in frozen form, I wanted to tell you all that I’m in Portland, Oregon right now! Yipee!

Portland is one of my favorite West Coast cities, so I always get excited for my trips here. I’m currently visiting some friends. And over the weekend I’ll be attending Indulge Conference. I’m eager to meet up with some of my best blogging buddies, learn some new business tricks and, for lack of a better word, “indulge” in all the food and drink that Portland has to offer. This is going to be good! If you want to follow along with our shenanigans, be sure to check out the hashtag #indulgeconpdx.

So, let’s get back to more important things like beer in popsicles. Because you need these adult frozen treats in your life STAT! It’s all very simple really. Just blend up some gorgeous, ripe summer berries (I used equal amounts of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries) with a little beer and a homemade rosemary-simple syrup. Then sit back and let your freezer do all the work. This is my kind of desserts. Easy AND it has alcohol in it!


To honor my trip to Oregon, I made up my Berry-Beer Popsicles with one of my favorite Oregon beers: Rogue’s Marionberry Braggot. Now, Rogue Ales & Spirits is on the Pacific Ocean and I’m dangling on the Atlantic Ocean. So if I can find this beer in my hometown, then I know that you can find it too. I highly suggest seeking it out. But, that being said, don’t stress out about it too much. Your favorite fruity beer would be most excellent here. I’m absolutely sure of it!



Berry-Beer Popsicles {Beer-sicles!}

Yield: Makes 10-12 popsicles, depending on molds

Berry-Beer Popsicles {Beer-sicles!}


  • For the Rosemary-Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • For the Beer-sicles
  • 2 cups fresh mixed berries
  • ¼ cup rosemary-simple syrup
  • 1 cup fruity beer


  1. Make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan combine all of the ingredients over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the simple syrup to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, the simple syrup can be used. But the longer it sits, the more the rosemary flavor will develop. So consider making it several hours in advance if time permits. This recipe makes more simple syrup than you’ll need for the popsicles. The rosemary can be strained out and the syrup can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Hint: it’s great in cocktails!
  2. Make the beer-sicles. Add the mixed berries, ¼ cup of the simple syrup and ¼ cup of the beer to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Stir in the remaining beer. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds. Transfer the molds to your freezer and allow them to partially set, about 30-60 minutes, before inserting wooden sticks or dowels. Continue to freeze until solid, about 6 hours. The popsicles will be slightly softer than regular popsicles (that whole thing about alcohol lowering freezing temperatures is true!).
  3. Remove the popsicles from their molds before serving. You can run a little warm water over the molds to help loosen the popsicles from their molds.

38 comments on “Berry-Beer Popsicles {Beer-sicles!}”

  1. Ohh girl, beer in popsicles?! I’m alllll in. I think this qualifies as quasi health food because of all those berries, correct? Have SO much fun this weekend, I’m jealous times a thousand and will just drown my jealously in wine.

  2. DId someone say beer?! OMG – this is madness! A beer cocktail in a pop!! Love the rosemary with fresh berries in there! Thank you Liz… sooo creative! and OMG – you’re at the conference in Portland! How fabulous… Wish I could be there! I’m waiting for IFBC in Seattle. I’ll be following! xx

  3. The use of fruity beer in this recipe is so clever!! A great summery dessert and cocktail combined into one!

  4. Beer-sicles sound amazing! What an awesome idea! LOVE!

  5. These look amazing – cannot wait to try my hand at them!

  6. Ok, you must share all your favorite finds in Portland! Shawn and I have $250 Southwest dollars we need to use up by June 4. I was thinking of booking us a fun little weekend getaway in Portland. I love exploring new cities. I’m going to email you next week for recommendations while it’s still fresh in your mind : )

    And this beer-sicles are amazing! Add booze to everything!

  7. Have funnnnn!!!! And these popsicles are such a good idea!! (and nice choice on the beer…winkity-wink 🙂 )

  8. I am loving popsicles right now!! I have a freezerful of them and just want more!! I’ll be adding this to my list MAKE IT NOW!! love it so much 😀

  9. Those look delicious, with all the fun flavors of beer out there these days the popsicle possibilities are almost endless. And welcome to Portland. Definitely popsicle weather this weekend 😉

  10. Love your berry beer popsicles! Have a great time in Portland 🙂

  11. Yaaaaay! I hope you enjoy Portland! I’ve only driven through but hear there are all sorts of fun things to do, great things to eat, and alllll the delish beers. Loving these brilliant beersicles! Its Friday and 5:00 so I’m ready for the whole lot of them!

  12. Omg beersicles is the cutest name ever and love the color of these!

  13. Beersicles = genius!! Can’t wait to serve these up for some summer guests at the beach!

  14. They are with beer! Love them already! 😀

  15. Please don’t apologize for all of the frozen treats because I love them! The more popsicles the better, especially when beer is an ingredient. Beer + berries is a great combination! I hope you are having fun in Portland 🙂

  16. Beer-sicles?!?! ‘Nuff said. I’m in.

  17. Oh my goodness! I’m loving these grown-up popsicles! These are a must make!

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  20. I love all of your pops Liz, these are so fun!

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