Ancho Chili Lime Pineapple Popsicles….. #Popsicleweek

Ancho Chili Pineapple Popsicles 2 (1 of 1)

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It’s popsicle week… Just in time to combat the 6,000 degree weather here in Hotlanta..
Let me tell you.. Popsicle molds and my freezer are like Solange and Jay-Z. I’ll put the molds in the freezer thinking it’s all good, but as soon as the door closes my freezers jack-up settings go all crazy on the molds and only freeze them to this slush like state that really ain’t that cute..
So I struggle, then turn the settings up to something strange and then everything in my entire fridge turns into a of block ice.. But the molds freeze and give me ice pops for days.. so problem solved..  So what if everything else is frozen..
These were going to be some type of watermelonish ice pops.. because.. Beyonce and Surfboards and “we be all night” would of made for a great post… WaterMELON…
But then I made them and they really turned out to be sorta basic..

Since basic bitches need not apply..I rethought my idea, then sent someone to the store for another watermelon.. And they came back with 2 pineapples..

 This proved 2 things.. One, the people in my house don’t listen to me.. Two, the people in my house
 don’t listen to me..

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So with my 2 pineapples and an attitude behind the fact that I’m ignored more often than expected, I made margaritas and these here kick ass Ancho Chili Lime Pineapple Popsicles.. The spiciness from the chili-lime infused syrup adds an intense flavor to these pops. That same syrup turned out to be major when added to tequila.. Just saying.. you might wanna try that too...

If spice ain’t your thang, dial it back a notch to tone down the heat. But honestly, what’s life without a little spice..

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I’m dedicating all the gif’s seen to my "hey bebe boo" Billy over at Wit & Vinegar who has put together yet another legit group of folks to help you get down with some popsicle realness.. He out did himself this year by making the unofficial/official spokeswoman aka the shade throwing queen of butterflies and wind machines. Mariah Carey..

Head over to Wit & Vinegar to peep all the popsicling going on this week..
Until next time my good people…

Ancho Chili Lime Pineapple Popsicles
Makes 8-10 popsicles

1 cup water
Juice of 2 limes
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 pineapple, diced (about 4 ½ cups)

In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine water and sugar, stirring until mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Add in lime juice and chili powder, lower heat and let simmer for about 2-3 minutes. 
Add 2 cups of the diced pineapple to a blender or food processor, add in chili-lime syrup and blend until smooth..
Drop the remaining diced pineapples into each mold, dividing them up evenly. Pour the blended pineapple mixture evenly between the molds over the diced pineapples. (I used a popsicle stick to push the pineapples to the bottom once the mixture was poured over the top) Place molds in the freezer for about 30 minutes... then place the popsicle sticks in each mold.
Freeze until solid. This will vary depending upon your freezer. Some might achieve this in 4-5 hours.. if your like me it might take 4-5 days.. I’m kidding.. sorta…


  1. i really enjoyed popsicles week last year, looking forward this year also. and yes ancho chili with lime and pineapples sounds heavenly, esp to beat this weather.

  2. This post deserves some kind of award for the best use of gifs. Plus some totally killer popsicles.

    1. Ha! I had to add the gifs in honor of the master of reality tv gifs Billy..

  3. These look amazing! Refreshing with a bit of heat, YES. A vacation in a popsicle. And well done on those gifs, I am cracking up! Did you see Mariah's best 4 minutes on QVC? It'll be the best 4 minutes you ever spend, for real. http://gawker.com/5824338/the-best-four-minutes-of-mariah-careys-insane-hsn-appearance

  4. This is the best compilation of GIFs I've seen. And margs + these pops? YES HELL YES.

    1. Hell yea to margs..LOL Thanks lady!

  5. Agree with Stephanie, best GIFs EVER. I've been addicted to this cayenne lemonade all summer, so I'm all over the spice in these pops!

  6. http://tmblr.co/ZjsrOx162R6px

    That is all.

    1. xoxoxo :) All the kissey face emojis to you..

  7. Anytime I send Sean to the store he comes back with something weird that is just off of what I asked for. WHYYYYYY?!

    I wanna dip these pops in a margarita ASAP after this babe is born, for real.

    1. Gurl.. it's like "why"?.. Has me second guessing myself like "well maybe I said the wrong thing" LMAO

  8. What an awesome idea, love these!!

  9. You and me Erika, no one ever listens. WTH.. Those gifs and these popsicles, yes and yes!! Love popsicle week!

  10. hahahhah i laughed at so many things in this post!! :D

    love, love, love pineapples, lime and ancho!

  11. LOL. No basic popsicles.. what's the point? These, however, look delicious!

  12. OMG you're cracking me up! Totally dying over here!
    And omg your pops turned out beautiful! Yay!

  13. This post is my everything. The popsicles (ancho, lime, pineapple, YES) the gifs, the Mariah. It's everything.

  14. omg the freezer is TOTALLY Solange + Jay-Z's elevator. That made me giggle so much. You also made me really want a pineapple popsicle.

  15. OMG omg Erika. This whole post is amazing -- Jay-Z and Solange, the pineapples (LOL), the GIFs, "the shade throwing queen of butterflies and wind machines" ahhh I can't stop laughing. You are incredible. And so are these popsicles!

  16. This post was officially my morning's entertainment, so thank you. And your popsicles look like a Mexican vacation in my mouth minus the giardia, which is all sorts of good. Let's be frands.

  17. Your gifs are SPOT ON, girl! As always, hilarious and beautiful! I need to get a popsicle mold so I can jump on the popsicle train ASAP!

  18. Hahaha!!

    I used to have that issue with my popsicles and found that they just needed a good overnight chilling to get them solid. None of this enjoying-the-same-day nonsense that recipes were pointing at.

    Ha, pineapples instead of watermelons

  19. Your freezer and my freezer must be BFFs...because no matter what temperature it's on, it seems to freeze everything! Even my crisper items. But at least it does make for some pretty cold popsicles. :P

    I love love love the spice in these!

  20. Oh my gawd! You're hysterical! And those pops photos are gorg!


    That's how I feel about these popsicles.

    You get endless props from me for pulling out some gifs of the queen of shade herself, Mariah Carey.

  22. Yummy! This would be a great snack to cool off with! I am having a link party for back to school ideas, and I would love if you shared your link to this recipe on the link party. Who ever visits my site will get linked back to yours. Here is the link if you are interested. No pressure, this just looks too good to pass up. haha.


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