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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mai Tai Tiki Pops Recipe | Adult Cocktail Popsicle Treats

Originally inspired by South Pacific culture, the fun, over-the-top Tiki trend is back in a big way - from food to drink to home décor to fashion.

These rum-spiked frozen treats take the flavors of a well-known Tiki cocktail – the Mai Tai – and turn it into a fruity (and boozy) ice pop. Give this recipe from Betty Crocker a try next time you are having a fun Red Hot Summer get together at your house!

Mai Tai Tiki Pops Recipe

Coconut Colada Layer

1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free piña colada or Key lime pie yogurt
1/4 cup canned coconut milk, well stirred (not cream of coconut)
1 teaspoon dark rum

Mango Mai Tai Layer

1 fresh mango, peeled, pitted and cubed (about 1 cup)
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup mango nectar, chilled
2 tablespoons dark rum
2 tablespoons light rum
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
1 teaspoon amaretto liqueur

1) In small bowl, beat coconut colada layer ingredients with whisk until smooth. Divide mixture among six 5-oz paper cups. Cover with foil; insert craft stick (flat wooden stick with round ends) through foil into center of pop. Freeze 2 to 3 hours or until frozen.

2) Meanwhile, in blender, place mango mai tai layer ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed about 45 seconds, stopping frequently to scrape sides, until smooth. Cover and refrigerate while waiting for first layer to freeze.

3) When first layer is frozen, remove foil from pops. Pour mango mixture over frozen layer. Return foil to pops to help support sticks. Freeze about 8 hours or until frozen before serving. Store remaining pops covered in freezer.

Makes 6 tiki pops

Tip ~ Be sure to allow the coconut colada layer to freeze completely before adding the mango mai tai layer.
Tip ~ Be patient when freezing these spiked ice pops. They take longer to freeze because of the alcohol, but they are worth the wait.

DIY Idea from Erica Domesek: Mai Tai Brooches - Don’t throw out those tropical drink umbrellas - use them to craft a colorful Mai Tai brooch – a fashion must-have that’s perfect for any summer fete! Just cut off the umbrella’s wooden stick, flatten the colorful umbrella tops and layer a few on top of each other, overlapping. Use small dabs of hot glue to secure the umbrellas, then add bright beads and glue them into the center of the design for a finishing touch. You can get even more creative with colors and patterns by cutting the umbrella tops into different shapes!

I received the details and recipe from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark

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