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Fresh Watermelon Mint Beer Popsicles – Recipe

Watermelon is one of my all-time favourite fruits. On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like biting into cold sweet cubes of juicy watermelon to cool off. I decided to take it one step further, and created some Watermelon Popsicles!

It’s super simple to make, with just pure watermelon being the main ingredient. I threw in some fresh chopped mint and a squeeze of lemon to brighten up the flavours, but be careful not to add too much so that it’s not overpowering.

I also spiked these with some Samuel Adams Boston Lager beer, which you can usually get it at any local liquor store in Canada. I got mine from a BC Liquor Store here in Vancouver.

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Ingredients:

-2 cups watermelon cubed

-1 tablespoon chopped mint

-Squeeze of lemon juice

-1/2 cup beer (I used Samuel Adams Boston Lager)

-1 tablespoon simple syrup (optional depending on how sweet the watermelon is)

Instructions:

1. Blend watermelon with mint and lemon juice until smooth

2. Add beer to mixture

3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze

4. Add popsicle sticks after 20 minutes

5. Freeze an additional hour or until completely set.

Happy popsicle making!

*This post was sponsered by Branding & Buzzing*


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DIY Floral Crown Tutorial

Channeling my inner Lana Del Rey for my first ever tutorial on the blog.

I’ve been meaning to create this tutorial for a while, and finally got around to it.

Sifting through the countless tutorials online, I found that most can actually be quite complex and time-consuming. But with some trial and error, I’ve found a really quick + simple way to efficiently create beautiful floral crowns.

Continue reading to see how:

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great time relaxing, and spending time with loved ones.

Our tree finally got some presents underneath!

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For my days off, I decided to tackle a tiramisu recipe from scratch. It’s one of my favorite desserts, and I’ve always wondered how it was made.

 

Here’s a quick recap of my kitchen adventure.

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Decided to do dark chocolate shavings rather than cocoa powder dusting.

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I was bringing this to a Christmas dinner so I really wanted the presentation to be on point. I knew from past trifles that it can be quite hard to make the layering look pretty, so I went with a ladyfinger fence instead.

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Kinda just winged it from seeing pictures, but I think it turned out pretty well.

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There’s always time for a ribbon.

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I left it in the fridge overnight for all the espresso flavors to sink in, and voila!

Couldn’t believe how easy this was to make this intimidating dessert.