Vodka Gummy Bears {Pops}

A fun GROWN UP cocktail popsicle recipe! Vodka Gummy Bears layered into sparkling freezer pops. These are almost too good to be true. And of course, we’ve made a kiddie version as well!

Vodka Gummy Bears {Pops} #pops #vodkagummybears #cocktailpops

So…. I have this friend, and she’s a bad influence.

No. No, let me start again.

I have this friend, and she’s a GENIUS.

Vodka Soaked Gummy Bears {Pops} #pops #vodkagummybears #cocktailpops

She was telling me about her experience with Vodka Gummy Bears, and how they are all the rage right now.

I rolled my eyes.

I scowled at the vulgarity of such an idea.

I mean why waste good vodka? Why waste good gummy bears, for that matter?

…And then the idea of vodka soaked gummy bears started coming together in the form of an intense curiosity.

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So of course I had to try them, those devilish little teddy tempters.

And guess what?

They’re are pretty amazing. Not just for crazy college kids either… for moms who need a TGIF moment after a long week.

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So that same friend I mentioned?

She thought it might be a good idea to put Vodka Gummy Bears into freezer pops.

And I agreed.

So here you have it. The simplest (and most fun) cocktail pop recipe ever.

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You simply soak your gummy bears in vodka for 24 to 72 hours. Then once they are plump and saturated, place them in popsicle molds and fill with clear soda like Sprite or ginger ale.

The light clear soda allows the fruity flavor of the vodka gummy bears to shine through. Plus using a sparkling beverage means some of the carbonation bubbles freeze in place, for a lively effervescent look and texture.

These pops are so much fun for weekend parties! Just imagine your friends sitting around on the deck slurping (and chewing) on these fizzy gummy boozy summertime treats.

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Of course, we couldn’t make vodka gummy bears {pops} without making a kiddie version. These two would never allow mom and dad to be the only ones eating frozen gummy bear treats.

Just omit the vodka and the whole soaking process, then freeze in layers so the gummy bears are evenly distributed throughout.

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We used Sprite, orange soda and grape soda to make the kiddie pops.

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I’ll admit, the color hides the gummy bears a little, but offers big BIG flavor.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes (active time)

Vodka Gummy Bears Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 1/4 cup gummy bears
  • 3 cups Sprite or Ginger Ale (or Fanta!)
  • wooden popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Pour the vodka in a bowl. Add the gummy bears, cover, and allow them to soak for 24-72 hours. The longer the gummy bears soak, the more vodka they absorb. They also grow in size!
  2. Once the gummy bears have soaked to your liking, stir to separate them. They strain one-third of them out of the vodka and place in the bottom of 10 popsicle molds. Pour Sprite over the gummy bears until just covered, about one-third full. Then place in the freezer for 60-90 minutes.
  3. Once the first layer is frozen, add the popsicle sticks and add a second layer of strained gummy bears and soda. Freeze again and repeat a third time. The total layering/freezing process should take around 4+ hours.

NOTE: For a kid-friendly variation, omit the vodka and soaking process.

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20 Responses to “Vodka Gummy Bears {Pops}”

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — June 11, 2014 @ 4:41 am

    Okay I need to make this, this weekend. Pops booze and sweeties a win win combo

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 11, 2014 @ 6:00 am

    This is such a genius idea. I may be pushing 30, but I will forever love gummy bears. Pinned.

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 11, 2014 @ 6:29 am

    Oh my gosh!! I think this may be the only reason I’m happy to be an adult!

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    Tieghan — June 11, 2014 @ 6:34 am

    Such an awesome Idea!! I love both versions!

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    Naomi — June 11, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    OMG – so great! I love it!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — June 11, 2014 @ 6:44 am

    Girl, these are a ton of fun!

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    Maria — June 11, 2014 @ 6:51 am

    How fun!

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    Christine from Cook the Story — June 11, 2014 @ 7:05 am

    What an AMAZING idea!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 11, 2014 @ 7:17 am

    What a super fun treat for summer!! Love the adult version!

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    Gaby — June 11, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    This is brilliant!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 11, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    Girl, you slay me with these pops! Love!

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    Karly — June 11, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    I tried the vodka gummies a couple years ago and was not impressed. I think I didn’t let them soak in the vodka long enough. I’ve heard if you soak them longer, the flavor of the vodka disappears, but that seems too good to be true. Either way, it’s time to try them again!! Especially in Popsicle form…genius!

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    Julianne @ Beyond FRosting — June 11, 2014 @ 10:59 am

    These are so much fun! I love the adult popsicles!

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    Heather Christo — June 11, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    totally, totally amazing.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 11, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    This looks crazy fun! I have heard about the vodka gummy bears but never tried it. You just convinced me! Love the kids version too!

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    marla — June 12, 2014 @ 5:48 am

    Sommer these pops are so playful & creative!! Love them :)

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    Wendy — June 12, 2014 @ 11:33 am

    Cute, cute, cute! My college son talked about vodka jelly bears and I wasn’t intrigued at first, but seeing those cocorful little guys embedded in an adults only ice pop has me thinking that this weekend may be the perfect time to try this fun dessert!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 16, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    How fun and adorable are these pops?! Sinful little boozy bears — I need you!

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    zerrin — June 23, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    What an amazing idea to have gummy bears in pops! Both versions look fantastic!

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