Last week I wrote an article on how to make keto friendly popsicles using a Zoku. After having a few popsicles I got to thinking, what other uses could there be for this thing. Sure, popsicles are good and all but what else could I make? Then to dawned on me, I could make Poptails, or popsicle cocktails! I made alcoholic whipped cream so why not make alcoholic popsicles? With this in mind I set out to create the perfect, keto friendly Poptail. What I came up with is a spin on the classic, White Russian. See a traditional White Russian is just made up of cream, Kahlua and vodka. Luckily I already had some DaVinci Sugar Free Kahlua and the popsicles are mostly cream anyway, I just had to add vodka! There is a problem with adding alcohol to something you’re going to freeze. Alcohol has a lower freezing point than water and so it must be accounted for. Vodka is 80 proof which is 40% alcohol. So if we were to try and freeze straight vodka we would need a freezer that was set to -50 degrees F. If we reduce the proof to 40 or 20% alcohol we get a little better and the temperature would be -9F, still outside the range of the average freezer and the Zoku. What I settled on was a ratio of 10 mL of alcohol per 60 mL popsicle which given vodka is 80 proof comes out to 13.3 proof or around 6.6% alcohol. This moves the freezing temperature to a much more reasonable 18F. Also, it means that the poptail will be on par with a beer or wine cooler so it won’t taste much like alcohol. So the Zoku will take longer to freeze than without the alcohol but it will be able to do it. Anyway, that’s the end of the science rant, on to our keto poptail!
The ingredients are much the same as last time. The base is 60 mL of heavy cream and then a combination of 20 mL of Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 20 mL of DaVinci Sugar Free Kahlua and 20 mL of Vodka.Here’s the poptail loaded into the Zoku.Here’s the finished Poptail. This was really good, I mean really, really good. It took longer to freeze than the regular popsicles, but it was worth it. The end popsicle was actually smoother and softer than the regular popsicle because the alcohol doesn’t freeze as much.
- Serves: 2
- Serving size: 1 Popsicle (60 mL)
- Calories: 125
- Fat: 10
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- 60 mL Heavy Cream
- 20 mL Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 20 mL DaVinci Sugar Free Kahlua Syrup
- 20 mL Vodka
- Freeze Zoku device for 24 hours or until fully frozen
- Each popsicle uses 60 mL or 4 Tablespoons of mix total, if only using one flavor, make as above, if making multiple flavors, make a mix of (3 parts Cream to 2 parts Coconut Milk to 1 part Flavored Syrup ) to total 120 mL for two
- Mix the ingredients and place them in the freezer as well, you want all the ingredients to be as cold as possible
- Bring out the Zoku and place the popsicle stick in it
- Add the liquid and wait 16 minutes, since this is a poptail and contains alcohol, it will take longer to freeze and might not completely freeze
- Once it is completely frozen (you can check by using a toothpick), screw on the extractor to release the mold
- Snap on the drip shield and eat!
|Zoku Popsicle Maker
This crazy kitchen tool makes near instant popsicles! Combine Heavy Cream, Coconut Milk and sugar free flavored syrup to make the perfect keto dessert. It can even be reused with out freezing to make up to 6 popsicles!
|Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.