Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles

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I’m really bad at coming up with short recipe names.

Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles.  Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, or just any summer party!  So delicious you should make several batches ;) | hostthetoast.com

I thought about calling these “The Absolute Best Frozen Dessert The World Has Ever Seen”, but that seemed a little too wordy.  Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles was shorter– by a margin– so I went with that.

You can call them whatever you want though, because it all sounds like gibberish when you’ve got a mouthful of poptail.

I love that word.  “Poptail.”  What is it, you ask?  Well, you see, when a popsicle loves a cocktail very much…

Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles.  Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, or just any summer party!  So delicious you should make several batches ;) | hostthetoast.com

Now, I’ve gotta tell ya, these don’t taste much like alcohol at all.  Unlike the Creamy Margarita Popsicles I made last year, these don’t feature a strong alcohol that really brings out the flavor.  Instead, Rumchata (or Bailey’s, if you’d prefer) just gives a hint of booziness to these very tasty popsicles.  You don’t want the liquor to overpower the cheesecake or fruit here!

Oh, and if you’d like to make these alcohol-free, feel free to substitute milk for the Rumchata.

Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles.  Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, or just any summer party!  So delicious you should make several batches ;) | hostthetoast.com

James dubbed these “the best dessert [I've] ever made,” and my mom repeatedly told me that I should sell these.  (That’s how I know when my mom really loves a recipe, by the way.)  Oddly enough, the last time I made Creamy Margarita Popsicles, James told me that I should sell those.  Maybe I should look into some sort of Poptail business…

Nah, sounds like too much work.  Instead, I’ll give you the recipe, out of the kindness of my heart.  Or the laziness of my soul.  Whichever you prefer.

Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles.  Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, or just any summer party!  So delicious you should make several batches ;) | hostthetoast.com

These would be great for Memorial Day Weekend, the 4th of July, summer BBQs,  Labor Day Weekend, or just to keep in the freezer and enjoy after a hot day.  I know I have one left waiting at home for me and I am absolutely going to dig in when I get there.  That is, if my mom hasn’t eaten it.

Oh, and I definitely recommend making a double, triple, or even quadruple batch if you plan on making these for a party.

Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
For the Simple Syrup:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
For the Strawberry Layer:
  • 1¼ cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Rumchata (or Bailey's, or milk)
For the Blueberry Layer:
  • 1¼ cups blueberries
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Rumchata (or Bailey's, or milk)
For the Cheesecake Layer:
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup Rumchata (or Bailey's, or milk
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
You will also need:
  • 10 3 oz paper cups
  • 10 wooden craft sticks
Directions
  1. First, make the simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved and the liquid has thickened slightly. Simmer for 5 minutes and then remove from heat. Let cool.
  2. Next, add the strawberries, ¼ cup simple syrup, and 2 tablespoons Rumchata to a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Distribute the strawberry mixture evenly amongst the 10 paper cups. Place in the freezer for at least one hour.
  4. Rinse the food processor and combine the blueberries, simple syrup, and Bailey's. Pulse until smooth. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  5. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and Rumchata. Scoop or pour into the chilled paper cups on top of the frozen strawberry mixture. The cups should be ⅔ of the way full after adding in the cheesecake layer.
  6. Freeze the cups for 30 minutes, and then press a wooden craft stick into the center of each cup.
  7. Freeze for at least an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Pour in the blueberry mixture and freeze for 30 minutes. Then, sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top of each popsicle and freeze again, for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  9. When ready to eat, peel away the paper cup and enjoy!

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  1. says

    If you set the cups at an angle in a cupcake pan while you freeze the strawberry layer then tilt in the other way with the cream cheese/milk layer, you can make them look really cool. Here’s how mine came out: http://instagram.com/p/oeJczNBPnP/ I went with blackberries instead of blueberries because they were cheaper. Next time I make them though, I think I’ll put the graham cracker crust on the bottom of the cup so it’ll be the top of the popsicle. They were a hit at my family’s Memorial Day party btw! Great recipe. :)

  2. Chris says

    I must say 1. These look amazing…and 2. I’ve only looked at 5 pages of your blog and EVERY single recipe looks freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks.

  3. Kfarbz says

    These look amazing! Do the graham cracker crumbles stay on when you invert the Poptail?
    Can’t wait to try these!

    • says

      The best way to get the graham cracker crumbles to stay on is to press them down lightly into the popsicles when you’re sprinkling them on, before the popsicles are entirely frozen. This way, they freeze into the bottom of the popsicle and stay on when you flip them upside down to eat them!

  4. Melissa says

    Does the homemade simple syrup differ from store-bought simple syrup in terms of sugar to water ratio? I don’t have a stove, so I’m wondering if I could use pre-made simply syrup instead! Thanks!

    • says

      I’m not sure what the ratio is for store-bought, but try replacing the simple syrup with 2 tablespoons of agave nectar instead! =)

  5. Thy Ta says

    I just made this for our 4th of July party —- was a huge hit and delicious! Couldn’t even taste the rum…which is dangerous ;)

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