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Cool Down with Fruity Wine Popsicles

This summer, maybe more than any other summer, you deserve a cool treat. Enter: fruity wine popsicles! These fun, tasty, and trendy desserts are easy to make and even easier to enjoy. Your friends will adore you for bringing them to their barbecue, or just savor them in your backyard with a good book. All you need are some popsicle molds, a cup of wine, and some fresh fruit. We've got recipes for every preference: white, red, sparkling, and even rosé!

Each of the following recipes makes four to six popsicles. When you're filling your popsicle molds, remember to leave about a 1/4 inch of space at the top so that the liquid has room to expand.

White Wine Popsicles with Peaches

We recommend using Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Riseling, but any white wine that's more sweet than dry will do! The 2019 Chiacchierone Terre Siciliane IGT Pinot Grigio is our go-to white for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 ripe peach, cut into thin slices

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water with the sugar. Heat over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is completed dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the sugar mixture with the wine, and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Place two peach slices in each popsicle mold, then fill it up with the liquid.
  4. Freeze overnight, and enjoy!

Red Wine Popsicles with Cherries

Using a fruity red wine, like a Merlot, Beaujolais, or Malbec, is key here. We recommend the delectable 2018 Silver Mile Mendocino Merlot.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups pitted cherries

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water with the sugar. Heat over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is completed dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
  4. Freeze overnight, and enjoy!

Sparkling Wine Popsicles with Strawberries

Champagne and strawberries is a classic combination, but for this recipe you can use any sparkling wine. We think the Abalone Brut Cava (a Spanish sparkler) is a great choice!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sparkling wine
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups ripe strawberries, hulled and cut in half

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water with the sugar and lemon juice. Heat over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is completed dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Put the strawberries in a blender and pulse until you have a chunky mixture.
  3. Combine all the ingredients, and stir until well incorporated. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
  4. Freeze overnight, and enjoy!
Rosé Popsicles with Raspberries

Add these popsicles to the list of ways you can enjoy rosé this summer! Try the multilayered 2018 Harlequin California Grenache Rosé in this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rosé
  • 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup ripe raspberries, cut in half
Directions:
  1. Divide the raspberries in half, and distribute among the popsicle molds. Reserve the other half.
  2. Fill the molds with rosé, leaving a 1-inch gap at the top. Freeze for 3 hours.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine 2 teaspoons water with the sugar and lime juice. Heat over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is completed dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, mash the remaining raspberries with a fork, and add it to the sugar mixture. Stir until well incorporated.
  5. Spoon the raspberry-sugar mixture into the popsicle molds, over the partially frozen rosé.
  6. Continue freezing overnight, and enjoy!
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