Frosé Ice Pops Have Arrived

POPS
POPS

Whether it was served poolside or bar side, frosé—an alcoholic slushy made from frozen rosé—was the sweet treat on wine lovers’ lips during the summer 2016 months. Now, just in time for beach season, Mashable reports that POPS, a London-based popsicle-maker, has created an ice pop made from the pink beverage.

The “Frosé” popsicle is made from rosé and raspberry, and comes in push pop form. While a regular glass of rosé contains around 12 to 13 percent alcohol, POPS’s frozen dessert contains around 4.3 percent, making the treat’s flavor—and not its boozy contents—its selling point.

POPS

Not a rosé fan? POPS sells other boozy popsicles, including Champagne, Bellini, Kir Royale, a limited-edition Moscow Mule flavor, and Frozen Summer Cup, which contains infused gin and sherry.

POPS

POPS

Before you start planning a summer soiree, keep in mind that for now, POPS are only available for purchase at select retailers in the UK, Australia, Bermuda, and European countries including France and Lithuania [PDF]. They’re also sold online—but since POPS doesn’t recommend refreezing melted POPS, it's probably best if you skip the international shipping costs and opt to sample them abroad.

[h/t Mashable]

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

Amazon
Amazon
As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 4. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

You Can Make Baby Yoda’s Favorite Blue Cookies at Home

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© LUCASFILM

Season 2 of The Mandalorian has revealed some important plot elements, but fans of the Star Wars series are still asking one question: What were those little blue cookies Baby Yoda ate in episode four? While you can't hitch a ride to the planet Nevarro to find out, you can now bake your own version of the snack at home, A.V. Club reports.

Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau recently teamed up with Binging With Babish’s Andrew Rea to adapt the intergalactic recipe for Earth kitchens. Baby Yoda (a.k.a. The Child, a.k.a. Grogu) has an adventurous appetite, but these aqua-blue cookies may be the most delicious-looking thing he eats on the show.

Favreau revealed that the cookies used on set were basically blue-raspberry macarons. Rea recreates two versions of the snack: traditional French macarons with bright-blue food coloring, and a simpler, Nilla wafer-like confection that's easier to make. You can follow along with both recipes in the video below.

If you're not interested in making Baby Yoda's cookies from scratch, you can also buy Nevarro Nummies from Williams Sonoma for $50. Here are more products celebrating season 2 of The Mandalorian.

[h/t A.V. Club]