Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles

Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles // stirandstrain.com

This post was made in partnership with Kerrygold Irish Cream. Recipe and ideas are my own.

How’s your summer going? I keep hearing from other people that their summer is pretty much over… as of August 12th (!!!) because their kids are starting school. When did that start happening? I’m all for changing up the school system a bit but come on. August!!?? It’s so hot! Everyone should be eating popsicles!

And speaking of popsicles, I hope all you adults reading this with or without kids are getting in your quota of popsicles this summer. Based on a single comment from an Instagram reader earlier this year I made it my goal throughout summer to offer up a handful of “adult” popsicle ideas (no, not sexy popsicles, boozy popsicles). Today I’ve based this popsicle on what was my favorite ice cream flavor as a kid: mint chocolate.

Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles // stirandstrain.com

Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles // stirandstrain.comMint and chocolate are such a perfect pairing in my mind that every time my husband tells me he ABHORS the two flavors together I want to throw a shoe at him. The nerve! It’s SO good! And I hope you all agree with me!

Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles // stirandstrain.comAs some of you might know, I’ve teamed up with Kerrygold Irish Cream this summer to create some FUN recipes to enjoy in these warm months (Southern Hemisphere readers, bookmark these for your summer!). And today, Kerrygold Irish Cream is kicking in some creamy, chocolate flavors with a touch of Irish Whiskey with these minty fresh popsicles. To make them extra rich, we’re using two types of coconut milk, and a touch of chocolate liqueur for additional chocolate flavor! These aren’t dairy free (because Kerrygold has cream in it) but I find that using the coconut milk creates a much richer popsicle with a better mouth feel. Sometimes just milk creates an “icy” popsicle and I wasn’t looking for that here. Optionally, I’ve also added as a topping some white chocolate that I’ve colored green… reminiscent of that classic ice cream color. Also, I like any excuse to create some magic shell.

If your summer popsicle quota is starting to lag, consider making this sweet treat! At least the adults can enjoy what’s left of the summer.

Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles // stirandstrain.comKerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles

2.5 ounces Kerrygold Irish Cream
1 ounce chocolate liqueur
3/4 teaspoon mint extract
1 ounce rich syrup (2:1 sugar to water)
6 ounces light coconut milk
4.5 ounces full fat coconut milk

In a large mixing glass with a spout, combine the Kerrygold Irish Cream, chocolate liqueur, mint extract, rich syrup, and both coconut milks. Whisk to combine and strain into popsicle molds. Freeze for 24 to 48 hours. When ready to serve, let sit about 3-5 minutes, and then un-mold.

Green Chocolate Magic Shell

1 cup white chocolate chips
2 to 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
1 pinch sea salt

In a microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips, coconut oil, and salt. Microwave on high 30 seconds, stir, and then repeat microwaving at 20 second intervals, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Let cool to room temp and use. Can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month. Gently rewarm cold magic shell in the microwave in short bursts, stirring between.

Kerrygold Mint Chocolate Popsicles // stirandstrain.com