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Grown & Sexy Ice

The subzero weather here in Chicago increases my anticipation for warmer temperatures. With that said, I decided to go into the kitchen and whip up some adult freeze pops (made with liquor). After two days in the freezer, the mixtures failed to freeze hard into freeze pops. I couldn’t waste good alcohol (and fruit) so I decided to pour the mixtures into storage containers and place them in the freezer.

By day three, it hit me. I created my 21 and over version of Italian ice. I combined alcohol, fruit, agave nectar, and spices to stumble upon the perfect warm weather treat, Grown & Sexy Ice.

Ginger Peach Buzz (l) & Piña Colada (r)

Ginger Peach Buzz (l) & Piña Colada (r)

Ginger Peach Buzz
1 16 ounce can Peaches in light syrup
1 tablespoon Candied Ginger
1 cup Peachello

Piña Colada
1 fresh pineapple, pealed & cut into cubes
1/4 cup Agave Nectar
1/2 cup Guava Nectar
1 cup Coconut flavored Rum

ONEAdd agave nectar, fruit & spices to the blender. Pulse about 3 to 5 times to not purée the fruit.
TWOPour fruit into a freeze safe storage bowl.
THREEStir in alcohol & fruit juice.
FOURFreeze bowl for at least 4 hours.
FIVERemove from the freezer. Scoop out with an ice cream scooper and place in your favor bowl, cup, or glass.

You may ask, Why do you use fresh fruit in one recipe and canned fruit in another? Due to the season, I am able to find fresh juicy pineapple; but I am not able to find fresh juicy peaches. NOTE: When using with fruit in a recipe, it is best to use fruits that are in season. Also, Buying specific fruits that are in season is cheaper than buying the same fruit out of season.

My mind is spinning with the possibilities: Mango Mojito, Key Lime Martini, Lavender Lemonade, Orange Crush, Watermelon Mint, Corn Ball, Hard Rock Apple Cider, and the list goes on and on.

Trust me Spring is coming and Summer is around the corner. Drink and eat happy!!

Please drink responsibly.

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