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Daiquiri Ice Pops

How to Make
Daiquiri Ice Pops

Which rum is best for a Daiquiri Ice Pop?

When making alcohol ice pops or any kind of frozen spirits, you will lose a little character from the cold temperature and therefore choosing a Rum with a little more punch or kick or edge is ideal here. A Classic Daiquiri typically calls for a lighter rum or a split base of light and dark. The Dos Maderas 5+3 is an ideal choice for this reason.

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About Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum

Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum blends the lighter Baja Rum with the richer Guyana style and ages for 5 years in the Caribbean followed by 3 years in Jerez, Spain in Palo Cortado casks. The smooth character of the 5+3 is awash with pleasant vanilla, hazelnut, coconut and subtle maple. These attributes can add favorable complexity to your popsicle.

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About Dos Maderas 5+3

Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum blends the lighter Baja Rum with the richer Guyana style and ages for 5 years in the Caribbean followed by 3 years in Jerez, Spain in Palo Cortado casks. The smooth character of the 5+3 is awash with pleasant vanilla, hazelnut, coconut and subtle maple. These attributes can add favorable complexity to your popsicle.

How to make frozen daiquiris - Ingredients to make a Classic Daiquiri Ice Pop (serves 5)

2 ounces rum – Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum

Zest of one fresh lime

½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice

1 cup (1:1) Simple Syrup

Frozen Daiquiri Recipe - Step by step how to prepare a Daiquiri Ice Pop

1.

Set aside your popsicle molds (roughly 3 – 4 oz. size)

2.

Prepare your Simple Syrup by dissolving ½ cup sugar into ½ cup boiling water. Let cool.

3.

Zest one lime and juice your lime

4.

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or other container with a spout

5.

Stir ingredients

6.

Pour into individual popsicle molds

7.

Cut individual lime slices to garnish each serving

8.

Place lime slice at end of each mold

9.

Place wooden stick in each mold

10.

Freeze overnight (18-24 hours)

Origins of the Daiquiri Ice Pop

A frozen popsicle is a rite of passage of childhood. Often the most inexpensive way to have a cold frozen treat, a popsicle calms the ecstatic energies of youths everywhere roaming free on summer vacation. In simplest form, the Daiquiri Ice Pop is a frozen alcohol popsicle but with just a hint of Rum, which of course makes it an adult treat. They are easy to prepare and perfect as both a sultry weather treat as well as an amuse bouche between meal courses. Similar to the original Daiquiri, Rum Ice Pops are also highly suggestive for all kinds of fruit variations like the addition of strawberry, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi or any other fruit that will freeze well. The only hindrance to making these is the time required to freeze which is usually an overnight process. For this reason, it is best to make several at the same time.

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Tips for the Daiquiri Ice Pop

Tip 1: Due to the lower freezing point of alcohol, it’s important to not add too much rum as the result will be more liquid than popsicle.

Tip 2: An easy variant to the classic recipe is to add other cut fresh fruit like slices of strawberry or kiwi or pineapple and freeze them into the mold.

Tip 3: For more nuance you can freeze other citrus zest like orange, lemon or grapefruit in addition to the lime. These will also visually accent your popsicle nicely.

Tip 4: You can also use smaller candy molds in various shapes and sizes and omit the wooden stick for less popsicle and more of a frozen candy.

Tips for the Daiquiri Ice Pop

Tip 1: Due to the lower freezing point of alcohol, it’s important to not add too much rum as the result will be more liquid than popsicle.

Tip 2: An easy variant to the classic recipe is to add other cut fresh fruit like slices of strawberry or kiwi or pineapple and freeze them into the mold.

Tip 3: For more nuance you can freeze other citrus zest like orange, lemon or grapefruit in addition to the lime. These will also visually accent your popsicle nicely.

Tip 4: You can also use smaller candy molds in various shapes and sizes and omit the wooden stick for less popsicle and more of a frozen candy.

Daiquiri Ice Pop Variations and types

Strawberry Daiquiri Ice Pop – This is the most well known and popular of the blended Daiquiri offspring cocktails. When preparing your simple syrup, add 3 – 6 crushed fresh strawberries to make a strawberry syrup. Strain out your solids before freezing. Alternatively, you can blend all ingredients plus your strawberries in a blender without ice and then pour the mixture directly into your molds. Add a slice of strawberry to the mold to freeze for garnish. Try also substituting other fruits like blueberries, kiwis, pineapple, etc.

Smoked Filled Room

Bartender Jonathan Lam adds a touch of Laphroaig 10 yr. Scotch for a peaty edge and subs in a banana syrup and root beer bitters for this variant.

Caribbean Queen

Bartender Natasha Bermudez incorporates a mulit-faceted approach with the combination of Amontillado Sherry, Whisky and Rum as well as adding a tropical edge with banana and pineapple liqueurs subbing for the sweetener.

The Departed

Bartender Sandy De Almeida offers this nuanced twist that includes extra bitter elements like Campari, Averna and Peychaud’s bitters as well as smoky Mezcal.

FAQ

The United States celebrates National Daiquiri Day annually on July 19th.

Alcohol has a much lower freezing point and will never freeze properly in a standard freezer. Therefore, you can only add a little Rum. Alternatively, you can try adding more Rum and making a Granita instead, where you pour out your mix into shallow trays and then scrape them with a fork, freeze again and then scrape again into small cups when ready. However, you still won’t be able to freeze the exact recipe of a Daiquiri as there will still be too much rum.

Classic long popsicle trays are ideal so you can freeze a wooden stick in them as they lay length-wise. But you can also freeze in your regular ice cube trays and add a stick mid-way.

Powdered sugar usually contains cornstarch which can disrupt the texture and flavor of your syrup into something murky and is not recommended.

A classic Daiquiri is made with lime. However, in many Latin American countries, the citrus of choice is called a limón verde which is best described as somewhere between a lemon and a lime. Using a lemon will alter your acid balance and isn’t recommended but you can experiment with a combination of citrus.

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