What could be more special or a bigger surprise for your dad than beer popsicles? I feel like this is the ultimate dad’s day treat. For these, I used Sam Adam’s Cherry Wheat because of its fruity cherry tones. I paired the beer with fresh, dark red cherries and a tiny amount of local honey.
These popsicles are, in a way, a tribute to my father. My dad was an avid beer drinker. While he usually stuck to his tried and true favorite beer, he would sometimes venture into the land of the unknown. It has been 5 years since my dad passed away and sometimes that is hard for me to grasp. I feel him around me all the time. I almost have no words for how much he meant to me. He was a bearded, football loving, beer drinking, motorcycle riding badass and I loved him with everything in my heart.
You can see from the pictures that my dad and I have similar features. Just the other day someone I haven’t seen in years told me I look so much like him. We weren’t always the best of friends. I mean, when your little girl wants to start dating; you give her a hard time about it, that is just the way of the world and of course, I understand that better now.
My dad was a man of little words but he always had his sayings:
- I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.
- OH WELLLLLL
- This ain’t getting anything done
- You buy, I’ll fly
- Am I right or am I wrong? (He would repeat this until you said he was right.)
There are countless others. A man of wisdom. A man with a red face. Happy Father’s Day!
Cherry Wheat Beer Popsicles
Yield: 12 small popsicles
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 4 hours and 10 minutes
While pouring the final mixture into cups to freeze, make sure that most of the foam has dissolved. Otherwise, you will end up with more foam on the top than actual flavor. For these popsicles, I used Dixie cups. If you want to use larger popsicle molds, double this recipe.
1 1/2 bottles Cherry Wheat Beer (Sam Adam's)
1/2 cup cherries, pitted
1 Tbsp honey
6-8 ice cubes
Slice the pitted cherries and place in a food processor or blender. Add the beer and ice cubes. Process until ice breaks down. Add the honey and process until fully incorporated. Allow foam to settle and pour into glasses. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.