Ancho Chili Lime Pineapple Popsicles….. #Popsicleweek

Ancho Chili Pineapple Popsicles 2 (1 of 1)

Ancho Chili Pineapple Popsicles 1 (1 of 1)

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..
Ancho Chili Pineapple Popsicles 3 (1 of 1)

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..

Ancho Chili Pineapple Popsicles 4 (1 of 1)
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…