The Little Epicurean

Sep 03 2015

Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles

Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles | the little epicurean

If you ask me anything about football, you’ll get a blank stare. But if you ask me about baseball, I might be able to answer your question. This past Monday, something crazy/insane/momentous happened. I watched a baseball game that started in August and ended in September! (!!!)

The Dodgers swept the Giants this week! Yay! Woo hoo! Anyway, the first game of their series took place on Monday, August 31. It started at 7pm and ended at 12:30am September 1st. The game lasted 14 innings! I’m fully aware of the 7th inning stretch, but I did not know that a second stretch takes place at the 14th inning. I always thought it was a one and done deal.  No matter how much I love baseball, I don’t think I can attend a game that requires to me sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game twice.

Over the weekend, I made a ton of these fig popsicles. So while Alex and I (along with our pups) watched the Dodgers and Giants this week, we ate these whiskey yogurt fig popsicles. (I think they’re good luck. I’m not going to eat the remaining popsicles until the next Dodgers game. Yes, I believe in silly sports superstition.)

Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles | the little epicurean

Some recipes come about because I’m craving a particular treat. And then some recipes are made out of necessity. Necessity being that I need to clean out the fridge and make room for new groceries. I had yogurt, mascarpone, and a ton of figs. Immediately I thought about these fig popsicles I saw on Instagram a couple weeks ago.

These whiskey yogurt fig popsicles were inspired by Lady and Pups’ gorgeous figs and ricotta cheesecake popsicles. (Have you been to her site? She’s one of my favorite food bloggers. She blows my mind with her crazy recipes, amazing photographs, and her super honest writing.)

These popsicles are a little on the tart side. Since I had super sweet figs, I wanted a base that provided contrast. If you want it sweeter, simply add more sweetened condensed milk or maple syrup to the batter.

Don’t worry, these are not boozy popsicles. The whiskey flavor is very subtle, and you can totally omit if it you’d like to make these kid-friendly. However, if you want fun, super boozy popsicles, check out my kiwi coconut vodka pops.

Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles | the little epicurean

Not into fresh figs? I got you covered. I’m sharing a recipe for caramelized figs and chocolate chunk ice cream next week!

Print Recipe

Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles

Yield: 10 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsp mascarpone
  • 2 cups nonfat plain yogurt*
  • 3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp whiskey
  • figs, sliced thin, as needed

Directions:

  1. Stir up mascarpone until smooth. Mix together with yogurt. Add sweetened condensed milk, maple syrup, and whiskey. If desired, add additional sweetener to taste.
  2. Place sliced figs in popsicle molds. Use the back of a spoon or chopstick to press figs to the sides of the mold.
  3. Gently spoon yogurt mixture into popsicle molds. Insert wooden popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hour until popsicles are solid.

*Note: I used Straus Family Creamery European Style Plain Nonfat Yogurt (same as Trader Joe's European Style Yogurt)

I use these popsicles molds from Amazon.

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Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles | the little epicurean

19 Responses to “Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles”

  1. September 3, 2015
    9:34 am

    i love that these pops are yogurt-based, and there’s so pretty! only one problem- giants > dodgers (norcal native over here). that was a painful series to watch, though i suppose it’s an odd year so it was bound to happen anyways (;

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      It’s okay. We can still be friends even though you like the Giants :)

  2. September 3, 2015
    11:10 am

    I love grown up pops, they’re so pretty and I’d be the flavor is amazing!

  3. September 3, 2015
    12:16 pm

    These are the most beautiful Popsicles ever!

  4. September 3, 2015
    12:37 pm

    These look and sound delish Maryanne! I LOVE the look of the figs in these pops!

  5. September 3, 2015
    12:49 pm

    I love figs and these popsicles are absolutely gorgeous!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks Kimberly! I’m so obsessed with figs right now! ;)

  6. September 3, 2015
    1:26 pm

    Beautiful and creative!

  7. September 3, 2015
    5:25 pm

    I love figs but have never seen them in a popsicle, they look gorgeous!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks Sheena! I was worried about the texture of the figs upon freezing, but they turned out great! :)

  8. September 3, 2015
    5:26 pm

    I just saw fresh figs at my local trader joe’s and had no idea what to do with them – now I do!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Yay! Next week I’m sharing a recipe for caramelized fig and chocolate chunk ice cream… in case you happen to have too many figs :)

  9. September 4, 2015
    7:03 pm

    What pretty pops! But seriously, I had no idea about the 14th inning stretch either. How weird!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks Sarah! Crazy, right? Imagine a game that lasts through a 21st inning stretch! :) That would be so insane

  10. September 16, 2015
    3:15 pm

    This is the perfect thing for the last week of summer!

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