Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Greek Yogurt Ice Pops + 50 Summer Cookout Recipes
Hi, y’all! I’ve missed you! My personal and professional lives got totally busy and complicated and I had to take some much needed time to make some decisions. While I love this here website and all you fine and wonderful friends, I’ve been thinking for some time about cutting back on my twice weekly posting. Seriously, I don’t know how some of you with full time jobs manage to keep up with posting multiple times a week. My hat is off to all of y’all.
So, I’m coming at you on a Wednesday with some boozy popsicles to announce that I’m going to be posting only one time a week at least for the duration of the summer. I may also boycott all social media, but that’s a radical decision that has yet to be made.
While I’ve said that I’ve been contemplating this decision for a while, it was this post from my friend, Annie that was really the turning point and helped me realize that I need to stop and smell the roses or take a moment to enjoy a sangria on the patio with my husband. Or pet a puppy. Or enjoy a boozy popsicle just because I happen to have an abundance of tequila and strawberries.
So let’s get this summer season kicked off right now with some Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Ice Pops! We combined some strawberries, key limes, Greek yogurt, and of course, tequila and poured it all into an ice pop mold for a tangy, boozy, tasty, treat to beat the summer heat. Not that we’ve had much of that around the Carolinas lately, but it’s on the way. Trust me.
Not only are we having some delicious boozy frozen treats on this fine Wednesday morning, I’ve got a bonus for you! The Memorial Day holiday is upon us and that means the unofficial start of summer is next week, so it’s officially barbecue season ’round these parts! In celebration, I’ve teamed up with several fellow bloggers to bring you 50+ recipe ideas for a smashing summer shindig. See all the recipes for our Great Blogger BBQ below!
Korean BBQ Tofu Sliders with Kimchi Slaw by Hello Little Home
Corn, Black Bean, and Feta Dip by Lizzy is Dizzy
Crab, Bacon & Guacamole Crostinis by That Square Plate
Cocktails and Drinks
Blackberry Gin Slush by The Speckled Palate
Homemade Lemonade by Winstead Wandering
Blood Orange Mocktail by Body Rebooted
Fleur Collins Cocktail by Hungry Girl por Vida
Fourth of July Sparkler by Mixplorology
Black Stripe Cold Rum Cocktail by Honey and Birch
Fresh Watermelon Mojito by Twin Stripe
Mint Hibiscus Lemonade by The Little Epicurean
Wine Slushy by Living Well Kitchen
Basil Gin Lemonade by Glisten and Grace
Salt Plate Shrimp by The Mexitalian
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burgers by Simple and Savory
Roasted Vegetable Grilled Pizza with Garlic Herb Oil by Ciao Chow Bambina
Memphis Style Pulled Pork by Two Places at Once
Balsamic & Honey Chicken Skewers with Strawberry-Kiwi Salsa by No Spoon Necessary
Amazing Basic Spice Rub for Grilling by An Oregon Cottage
Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs by PasadenaDaisy
Smoked Porchetta Pork Loin by Tasty Ever After
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork by Appeasing a Food Geek
Peach Barbecue Sauce by The Beach House Kitchen
Tuna Stuffed Sweet Peppers by SugarLoveSpices
Herb Marinated Steak Gyros Plates with Tomato-Onion Salad and Green Tahini Sauce by Feed Me Phoebe
Marinated Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn and Cherry Salad by Domesticate ME!
Sweet & Sour Chicken Kebabs by Tastefully Frugal
Caprese Pasta Salad by Club Narwhal
Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad by Two Sisters Kitchens
Coconut Milk Mac & Cheese by A Little Gathering
Cherry Quinoa Salad by Food Lovin Family
Cheddar, Corn and Bacon Potato Salad by Family Food on the Table
Lemon Rocket Pasta Salad by Lauren Caris Cooks
Green Goddess Potato Salad by Love & Flour
Red White & Blue Watergate Salad by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Zesty Potato Skewers by Pamela Salzman
Quinoa Tabouli by A Fork’s Tale
Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake by Feast + West
Strawberry Beer Floats by bethcakes
Cherry Cheesecake Dessert by The Little Blonde Baker
Light Berry Angel Food Cake by The Creative Bite
Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries by Girl Heart Food
Fresh Strawberry Muffins by Spiced
Lemon Pie Sundae by Flavours & Frosting
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes by Dash of Herbs
Grasshopper Pie by 2 Cookin’ Mamas
Berry Mango Smoothie Pops by HÄLSA Nutrition
Mixed Berry Vanilla Bean Cake by Cake ‘n Knife
No Churn Cookies and Cream Strawberry Ice Cream by The Secret Ingredient Is
Coconut Blueberry & Vodka Ice Pops by Nik Snacks
Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Greek Yogurt Ice Pops by Beer Girl Cooks
Cherry & Rhubarb Tart by Crepes of Wrath
Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Greek Yogurt Ice Pops
- 1/2 pint fresh strawberries hulled and
- 2 key limes juice and zest, plus one sliced thin to add to ice pop mold, optional
- 1/4 cup tequila
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar according to taste and how sweet your strawberries are
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined
Pour into ice pop molds according to manufacturer's instructions (mine made 10)
I added a slice of key lime to each ice pop mold, but this is totally optional
Transfer frozen ice pops in mold to a bowl of 1 inch hot water for a few seconds to loosen up the pops for easy removal
Update: I updated the recipe to include sugar which was accidentally omitted.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I’m sure it was a tough decision Rachelle, but I totally get it! This food blogging job is a full time job in itself! Hats off to all you bloggers who do both! Keeping up with the blog and all social media can be exhausting! I’m thinking these popsicles are the ticket to sitting back and enjoying myself for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend! They sound soooo good! Can’t wait to try!
I’ve missed you, my friend! But I see that we are on the same summer-blogging-life-cycle of things! I’m so happy you’re taking time to smell the roses and enjoy some boozy popsicles! Which is what I’m about to do, once I get myself some molds!! Have a great weekend, my dear! See you next week! xo
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
Great for you, Rachelle. It’s quite difficult in managing working and blogging, isn’t it? So much to do and not enough time in the run of the day. Enjoy your cut back. These ice pops look delicious, girl!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
You have to make the decision that is right for you! I think that is blogging starts to get in the way of life and you are missing out on things, then it’s time to take a step back.
These look delicious too, and the best thing to eat whilst taking a break.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
My hat has always been off to you, Rach. Seriously, you know I bow down to your greatness and I have NO clue how you are a fancy pants lawyer AND you blog. ROCK STAR! Take all the time you need and enjoy the summer… life is too short to be stressed! Plus you are sharing boozy popsicles, so I feel like everyone should understand! 😉 I am obsessing over these, girlfriend! Strawberry and key lime are SOOOO good together, but turned into a margarita greek yogurt ice pop?! Oh no you didn’t! You totally just rocked my world with these, Rachelle! TOTALLY doing these this weekend! Pinned! Cheers, lady! xoxo
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
I totally feel you about stopping and smelling the roses… or sipping sangria… or petting a puppy… or eating copious amounts of these boozy ice pops. 😉 Good for you for making the decision that’s right for you with the posting! And can I just say that these ice pops look OUT of this world? Because YUM.
Thanks so much for participating in the Great Blogger BBQ with us today! This has been SO much fun!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table
The heat is coming our way for sure and I’m definitely going to be staying cool – and happy – with these boozy popsicles! Love all the flavors here and they are super gorgeous too! I also love your idea of boycotting social media — can we do that?!? — and applaud your decision to take a step back so you can be sure to enjoy all summer fun 🙂 Starting with one of these popsicles 😉 Cheers!
Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek
Oh these look right up my alley! Super yummy–such a great idea! And happy #greatbloggerBBQ 🙂
Good to see you back Rachelle! I think we all blog because it makes us happy, it should never feel a burden and when it’s starts to feel like that, it’s a wise thing to take a break! I am glad you are taking some time off, enjoy summer!! 🙂 Love these popsicles, so perfect for summer!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I am right there with you….super tough to manage double posting and a full time job and a family and life. There are some weeks I am lucky to pull off one post. I just have to remember, it’s okay! It’s all about balance….although sometimes it’s hard to remember that too!
I think I need a freezer full of the popsicles! Of course, I’d only eat one at a time…although I’d be tempted to eat several all in one sitting!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Completely agree with you Rachelle. Family, full time job and posts are so much of work! And one should sure take a break when the fun thing starts feeling burden. Happy that you are taking time for yourself. These pops look so pretty and so delicious. Have a lovely time.
David @ Spiced
So I know all about your abundance of strawberries…but tequila, too? Clearly I need to move back to the south and be your neighbor! These pops sound delicious, Rachelle! And as far as smelling the roses (and petting a puppy), do it. No questions or debate. Plus, the summer is a slow time in the blog world, so it’s a great time to recharge the batteries! Don’t be a stranger, though. Cheers to the long weekend coming up! 🙂
If I could eat fruit – I would be RUNNING for these in the freezer, you bet your booty! lol!
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
Good for you, Rachelle! We all need a break from blogging from time-to-time and taking one during the summer is the best time! Go relax and enjoy all the summer has to offer! I’ll be looking forward to your posts on Wednesday! Speaking of which, these popsicles look fantastic! I LOVE the combo of strawberry and key lime!
It would be nice to take a break. But yeah…summer is coming. I can hold on!
These are great popsicles!!
It is so hot out today. I could really use a boozy Popsicle right now. Great list, too!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
I like tequila in a glass and I like tequila in a popsicle…or ice pop. Heck yeah to posting once a week too and another heck yeah to boycotting social media. Social media sucks! Hahahahaha! I’ll be over here petting puppies and eating these ice pops all summer long! 😉
I think it is totally fine to post once a week, especially during summer, when it is slow, people are on vacation and spend less time in front of the computer. These look amazing! Love homemade pops! Sharing!
Megan - The Emotional Baker
Enjoy your extra time and have lots of these pops 😉 They look perfect for summer!
Summer is the perfect time to cut back – we all need a break and I hope you enjoy your time off Rachelle 🙂 Love these pretty boozy pops! The key lime and strawberry are the perfect combo!
Yay for ice pop season! I need all the ice pops I can get to cool off! This boozy flavor is just so fun!