With summer in full swing and temperatures on the rise, let’s cool down and celebrate with Sangria Rosé Popsicles!
In case you didn’t know, this is Popsicle Week! For five years, Billy, the blogger behind Wit and Vinegar has been hosting a fun series in which 100+ bloggers share their tasty frozen treats throughout the week. In the past, I’ve watched (and drooled) all week long, so this year I’m particularly excited to be participating. (After you’ve read this post, be sure to head over to Wit and Vinegar to check out all of the recipes here.)
When I was thinking about possible recipe ideas, the first thing that came to mind was a sangria-based popsicle. Sangria is one of my favorite summertime treats, so it could only get exponentially better when frozen on a stick, right?
Taking inspiration from the Sangria Rosé recipe I shared with you last year, I made a popsicle to match. This is what winning at life looks like.
Sidenote: If you need a sangria recipe, I have bunches of them here.
One of the things I love about popsicles is that you can use almost any liquid you love, add a stick, and freeze it, and you’ve got a popsicle. Making popsicles at home might seem complicated or out of reach, but it’s truly that simple.
To make these Sangria Rosé Popsicles, just combine wine, limoncello, and juice.
I used Notorious Pink, a rosé from France because I’m in love with it. It’s so delicious on its own, so why not turn it into sangria. For my juice, I opted for a Strawberry Lime juice that I picked up at Trader Joe’s. You can use whatever you’d like. Even something as basic as orange juice would be great. Just pick a juice that complements the fruit you’ve chosen.
For the fruit, I suggest berries, peaches, and kiwi.
Because these popsicles contain alcohol, they don’t freeze super hard and will melt more quickly than a typical popsicle. So, eat them right after you get them out of the freezer or serve them in a wine glass. Don’t they make for a beautiful presentation? I also think it could be kind of fun to serve them in a glass of wine.
And that’s it, friends. Cheers to Popsicle Week, and double cheers to summer!
Sangria Rosé Popsicles
Makes about 12 (depending on your popsicle mold)
Here's what you will need:
1 bottle (750 ML) rosé wine
1 cup limoncello
1 cup fruit juice (I used Strawberry Lime from Trader Joe's.)
1-2 cups fresh fruit
In a pitcher or pan, combine the rosé, limoncello, and fruit juice to create the sangria.
Next, add 6 or 7 pieces of fruit to each compartment of your popsicle mold. Then fill each compartment with the sangria mixture. Add the popsicle sticks and freeze until firm. (If your mold has 10 compartments, you will have a bit of sangria left. Enjoy it in a glass or use a second popsicle mold.)
Once the popsicles are frozen, run some warm water over the molds to loosen the popsicles. Remove the popsicles and enjoy them immediately.
I hope you’ll join in on the fun of Popsicle Week. If you need a recipe, head on over to Wit and Vinegar for 100+ options. Billy will be adding recipes throughout the week so check back often.