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Shandy Popsicles with Raspberries for #SundaySupper

Can someone tell me how it is almost June? JUNE!

Shandy Popsicles

I tell you what – I can’t walk outside for more than two minutes without breaking into a sweat. Oh Florida heat, you have officially become overwhelming. Thankfully, there are always answers for how to beat the heat…and frozen treats are definitely one of them for me. With the long Memorial Day weekend in full swing, I thought I’d whip up a batch of “adult” popsicles to enjoy for a Sunday Supper picnic!

Shandy Popsicles

I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I’ve discovered that I really do enjoy drinking a shandy (beer + lemonade). The flavor combination is fresh and light; perfect for summer! So I thought to myself: what could make that shandy even better? If I froze it into popsicle form, that’s what! So I did…and added raspberries to half of the batch. Oh, the deliciousness. These popsicles (or should I say “beersicles?”) are perfect to enjoy by the pool, at a picnic, or in the comfort of your air conditioned home…it doesn’t really matter which.

Shandy Popsicles

Now, if you have some little ones that would like their own popsicles during your Memorial Day picnic/barbeque/get together, I would simply omit the beer in the recipe and double the lemonade to make some raspberry lemonade pops – still delicious!

Have you ever created homemade popsicles? What flavors did you incorporate?

Shandy Popsicles

Shandy Popsicles with Raspberries

***makes approximately 6 popsicles***

Ingredients

12 oz light beer (I used Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddler)

12 oz lemonade

1/2 cup raspberries (I used frozen)

popsicle molds

Instructions

1. Place 1/2 cup of raspberries in a blender or food processer and pulse until they are chopped into tiny chunks (or if you prefer, pureed). Pour the beer and the lemonade into the blender and pulse a few additional times to combine.

2. Use a funnel or measuring cup with a spout to pour the popsicle mixture into the popsicle molds. Place in the freezer for 4 hours or more, until popsicles are completely frozen.

3. Enjoy on a hot summer day!

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35 Comments on Shandy Popsicles with Raspberries for #SundaySupper

  1. Katy
    May 26, 2013 at 7:05 am (11 months ago)

    These popsicles look great! Definitely a way to beat the heat of summer! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Amanda @ Marocmama
    May 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm (11 months ago)

    I really need to get some popsicle molds for the summer. My kids love popsicles but I hate buying them because it’s so difficult to find corn syrup free/ artificial dye free treats.

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    • Katie
      May 27, 2013 at 8:47 am (11 months ago)

      Such a good point – and they’re not too hard to make at home, thankfully! I found these pop molds at HomeGoods for $6 (it makes 6 pops)!

      Reply
  3. Liz
    Twitter: thatskinnychick
    May 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm (11 months ago)

    Such a gorgeous, vibrant color! Perfect way to beat the heat :)

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  4. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    May 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm (11 months ago)

    Super cute photos of you and your dog! I’m not much of a beer drinker anymore but I’ll definitely take it with lemonade in frozen form. You’re absolutely brilliant for turning this into popsicles. Now I need to buy myself some molds!

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    • Katie
      May 27, 2013 at 8:48 am (11 months ago)

      Get yourself to HomeGoods/T.J. Maxx for some! ;) I picked mine up there for $6 – not too shabby!

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  5. Diana @GourmetDrizzles
    May 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm (11 months ago)

    Adorable photos!!! And what a fun popsicle. I’ve never had a shandy before, and love your addition of raspberries in this version!

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  6. Megan
    May 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm (11 months ago)

    I’ve never had summer shandy before and am very intrigued now. I have to try these pops out! Awesome :)

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    • Katie
      May 27, 2013 at 8:49 am (11 months ago)

      Ooh, you haven’t? They were doing a tasting of the Leinenkugel version at Total Wine the other day and I thought theirs was pretty tasty, but it’s just as easy to make your own as well…

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  7. Tara
    May 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm (11 months ago)

    I bet those are so good. I have to tell my neighbor about them as she is a huge Shandy fan. My girlfriend loves them also and even named their dog Shandy!!

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    • Katie
      May 27, 2013 at 8:49 am (11 months ago)

      Aww, what a cute name for a pup!

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  8. The Ninja Baker
    May 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm (11 months ago)

    Very fun and creative popsicle, Katie. Love the photos of you and the doggy, too =)

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    • Katie
      May 27, 2013 at 8:49 am (11 months ago)

      Lucia says “thank you!” ;)

      Reply
  9. Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba)
    May 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm (11 months ago)

    Shandy’s always make me think of my best friend from highschool. It was the only thing alcoholic her mom would touch :-)

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  10. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog
    May 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm (11 months ago)

    This is a fantastic idea! I love Summer Shandy’s. Yum! And, what great pics. :)

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    • Katie
      May 27, 2013 at 8:50 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Shannon!

      Reply
  11. Martin Redmond
    May 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm (11 months ago)

    I wasn’t familiar with a “shandy”. I bet the raspberry make this recipe pop! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Camille
    May 27, 2013 at 2:11 am (11 months ago)

    Very creative!! My sister loves shandy in the summer!

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  13. Heather @girlichef
    Twitter: girlichef
    May 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm (11 months ago)

    So, yeah. You may not know this about me, but I have a slight popsicle obsession. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I haven’t made one using beer yet! (for shame) …I love Leinie’s Shandy, though…polished off a six-pack that I found on sale for $4 the other week.

    I hope you’ll drop by and share these with the 2nd annual “Summer of the Popsicle”, Katie! http://www.girlichef.com/2013/05/SummerOfThePopsicleTheReturn.html

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    • Katie
      May 28, 2013 at 8:16 am (11 months ago)

      Oooh, I’m jealous that you found the shandy on sale! Yummo.

      Reply
  14. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons
    Twitter: foxeslovelemons
    May 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm (11 months ago)

    Great idea! I just need to find some cheap popsicle molds, and I’m totally trying these!

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    • Katie
      May 28, 2013 at 8:16 am (11 months ago)

      I found my set at HomeGoods for $6! Not too shabby – it makes 6 pops :)

      Reply
  15. Jennie @themessybakerblog
    May 28, 2013 at 11:20 am (11 months ago)

    It look like you had fun with this recipe. I love how creative your photos are. They sure do look refreshing!

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  16. Nicole
    May 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm (11 months ago)

    What a super unique popsicle. I’m in love. I need to make some of these “mom pops” for my house! haha None for the kids ;)

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    • Katie
      June 4, 2013 at 8:14 am (11 months ago)

      Haha, I like that idea!

      Reply
  17. Family Foodie
    May 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm (11 months ago)

    These popsicles are perfect for summer and look quite refreshing! Loved all the pictures, they are just adorable!

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  18. Susan
    May 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm (11 months ago)

    Love the photos of you and your dog! Popsicles are so great for the summer, although the beer snob in me still has trouble getting behind the shandy. I could do this with some Belgian fruit beer though!!! :-)

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  19. Renee
    May 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm (11 months ago)

    Beersickles? How cool! Now you have me thinking of winesickles. Awesome.

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    • Katie
      June 4, 2013 at 8:15 am (11 months ago)

      Well, now I think I need to make that happen too! ;)

      Reply
  20. Tammi @ Momma's Meals
    May 29, 2013 at 11:20 am (11 months ago)

    Now this is my idea of a popsicle! Looks like you made it fun too!! :)

    Reply

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