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!