Friday, August 9, 2013

Coconut-Margarita Ice Pops + Electrolux



Fact: It is possible to have kitchen appliance envy.

Here's the deal -- I need a new refrigerator. Like, bad.

We live in a rental, and the appliances that came with the place are your typical {sub}standard, bargain basement sort that never quite do what they're supposed to. {Which would be totally fine if I didn't spend the majority of my life in the kitchen depending on them.}

There is an invisible equator in our refrigerator that delineates the zone between well-chilled items and arctic tundra. If leftovers, produce, or any other stray items happen to cross this line, they never return in usable form. There's nothing like trying to pour half and half into your coffee in the morning only to discover that it is frozen solid. Ew.

In the past 6 months, we've been forced to have maintenance come take a look at our fridge FOUR times because:

*It gets too cold.
*It isn't cold enough.
*It starts forming a sizable pond underneath the crisper drawers.
*It sounds like there is a small rodent nesting in the ice maker.

Sigh.

I've had enough of our fridge and its temperamental temperatures. And I'm in total lust with this new item that is topping my wish list:

Image courtesy of Clever Girls Collective/Electrolux
The Electrolux French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator

Isn't she lovely???

Not only is this fridge a looker, but it's got a Perfect Temp Drawer for storing different types of foods at their IDEAL temperature. Imagine that! No zucchini-cicles!

What? Doesn't everyone have a wine & cheese party ready to go at all times in the fridge?
This fridge is so fancy that the drawers close themselves to ensure a perfect seal that keeps produce fresh longer with humidity control.

We were made totally made for one another. <3

Do you want one of these babies as much as I do? {If so, back off, sister. Just kidding.}

Now through August 22, you can visit www.livelovelux.com and enter the Electrolux Perfect Temp Sweepstakes daily for a chance to win your own Electrolux French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator and a trip to a climate with a perfect temp - the sunny Abaco Islands in The Islands Of The Bahamas!

Need another reason to check it out? For every entry and share, Electrolux will donate $1 to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) with the goal of reaching $125,000. How awesome is that?

You know what else is awesome? Popsicles. Because, you know, they're actually supposed to be enjoyed in a frozen state. ;)


Even if you don't win that tropical Bahamas vacation, these Coconut Margarita Ice Pops created by Kelly Ripa will totally transport you to island paradise. Sweet, refreshing {and boozy, if you so choose}, these popsicles are pure pool day perfection!


Image courtesy of Clever Girls Collective/Electrolux

Coconut-Margarita Ice Pops
Makes 6-8 pops (depending on size of mold)

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup shredded coconut
{Optional for adults} 1/4 cup silver tequila

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

2. Pour mixture into individual popsicle molds {reserving ¼ inch at the top}.

3. Chill the popsicles for 30 – 45 minutes in the refrigerator. {The versatile Luxury-Design Lift Off Shelves in Electrolux refrigerators allow you to customize the space so the chilling popsicles have a safe, designated area, and the designer LED Lighting provides full visibility, even when the refrigerator is full.}

4. Remove the molds from the refrigerator, insert sticks and freeze at least six more hours or until solid.

5. Once solid, dip molds in warm water to loosen popsicle and remove from mold.

6. Pour shredded coconut into a large mixing bowl, dip one side of each popsicle into shredded coconut to garnish.



I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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