This was supposed to be the weekend I left New York City for good. This was supposed to be the weekend I moved back to Michigan to live with my parents and figure out what I’m going to do with my life. This was supposed to be the weekend of change. Depending how you look at it (team Michigan = sad, team Brooklyn = ecstatic), this weekend turned into a brief summer visit instead of a move back home.
The trip started on Wednesday when Stacey, Ruth, and I packed up my car and headed north to start our international road trip. We stopped in the Finger Lakes region for some wine tasting and played some MASH while planning our 30th birthday celebrations in the car. Our ultimate destination Wednesday was Niagara Falls, Ontario and we would have made great time if it wasn’t for the stupid 3-hour hold up at the Rainbow Bridge.
Anyway, we made it to Canada, spent the night in our amazing king-bed/jacuzzi/fireplace/falls-view suite, and woke up to play on the 3-story water slide! Next we headed to the Falls and took the Maid of the Mist boat tour. I have never seen the Falls before and they are spectacular; I understand why it’s a wonder of the world. It was a blast getting sprayed by the Falls and seeing everything up close.
Finally we drove through Canada, a lovely & peaceful country, to my parents’ house outside of Detroit. I spent the rest of the weekend with my college roommates catching up and running my first 5K – the Color Run in Grand Rapids! It was awesome!! More on that later…
Enough about my life and let’s talk popsicles. I’m a little mad that Irene made a comment in my last popsicle post about buying a popsicle mold to make boozy popsicles, not to make healthy whole fruit popsicles. I DO want to make healthy popsicles, but why can’t I do both? Way to call me out Irene! These popsicles are the best of both worlds – they have zero added sugar and are made with fresh fruit pureed until smooth. Stir in a little liquor and you have yourself a delightfully refreshing (adult) treat. Make these happen!
One Year Ago – Kahlua Chip Ice Cream
Boozy Peach Popsicles
Adapted from Shutterbean
Yield – 10 pops
2 yellow peaches
2 cups orange juice
1 ounce citron vodka
1 ounce Cointreau
- Roughly chop the peaches and strawberries. Toss them in a blender.
- Add the orange juice, vodka, and Cointreau to the blender and blend until well combined.
- Skim the froth off the mixture and pour evenly into your popsicle molds. Add your popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight.
- Wrap in wax paper and store in the freezer for future consuming.