Spicy Chocolate Bourbon Pops

These popsicles were inspired by Kentucky bourbon and Texas heat. I created the recipe last summer for A Southern Fairytale blog but thought they deserved a repost as the temperature starts to rise! 


  • 2 cups half and half
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar


  1. Place chocolate, orange zest, cayenne pepper, bourbon, and dark brown sugar in glass bowl.
  2. Bring half and half to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Pour the heated half and half over ingredients. Whisk until chocolate has melted and everything is well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
  5. Freeze until firm, usually several hours or overnight.