Summer is in full swing and that means one thing to me: Bomb Pops.
They were my favorite as a kid. They were totally worth running through the neighborhood trying to figure out where the ice cream man was, and then of course chasing him down. It was my pre-treat cardio workout.
I figured, to help truly welcome Summer, I would do Bomb Pops my own way…Da Bomb Pop Jelly Shots. Why not? Vodka usually does make things better. (Hmmm…I have an upcoming post about this very subject later this week.)
Bomb Pop comes in a lot of flavors these days but the original flavors are what I love best: cherry, lime, and blue raspberry. I went all these years not knowing what the middle flavor was until I had to look it up. Which explains why it was my favorite, I love lime. Though it doesn’t explain why that layer was the least big in size.
If you can’t find cherry, blue raspberry, or lime flavored vodkas, consider picking a more neutral flavor such as vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka to allow the Jelly flavors to come out. You can use any mold you like, but since Bomb Pops are red, white, and blue, stars seemed appropriate. Especially with the 4th of July coming up.
I tried to use them in the actual Bomb Pop shape but that proved to quite tricky and not worth the headache. Stick with the stars.
These are easy to make but are a little time consuming as each step takes a little while. As you can see from below using an eye dropper can make filling the molds easy.
And once chilled you can easily add the remaining layers.
So, welcome Summer with some Bomb Pop Jelly Shots and make your Summer da bomb!