Oh yes we did!! Red wine popsicles (AKA winesicles) are the ULTIMATE grown-up summer treat!
For those days when a glass of red wine sounds divine, but it’s just so darn hot outside! These red wine popsicles are just about the best thing ever.
Red Wine Popsicles with Fresh Fruit
If you love sangria then these red wine popsicles are going to be your new favorite refreshment!
A little bit tangy, a little bit sweet, and a whole lot of deliciousness! This is an awesome recipe for brunch, backyard barbecues, pool parties…you name it.
We made these last year, but just filmed a recipe video this year, so I’m already dreaming of warm days by the pool.
Now all I need is a pool!!
If you’ve got the pool…I’ve got the wine pops!
What I especially love about winesicles is that you can customize them and try something new with each batch. Choose your favorite varietal of wine, grab the freshest in-season fruits, and get freezing!
Wine Pops Ingredients
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Note: A free printable copy of this wine popsicle recipe with full ingredient list and directions is available at the bottom of the post.
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How to Make Wine Popsicles
First, watch our quick video tutorial to see how we make our refreshing winesicles! Then, keep reading for step-by-step instructions and a printable copy of this recipe.
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Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to help sugar dissolve. Cook until boiling and the amount of liquid is reduced by half.
Add the gelatin and whisk until dissolved. Your mixture should look mostly clear:
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
You can use pretty much any fruit that you like or think will compliment the type of wine you’re using. For our winesicles we used fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
Chop half of the fruit into bite-sized pieces that will fit inside your popsicle molds. Puree the other half of your fruit — this will create a luscious texture for the popsicles.
In a medium mixing bowl (or in your saucepan if it is large enough), stir together the cooled gelatin syrup, fruit puree and red wine.
Arrange the chopped fruit pieces in your popsicle molds. Pour your wine pops mixture over the fruit in your popsicle molds and place sticks.
Freeze until set — at least 4-6 hours (or overnight if you have time).
TIP: If you’re watching your sugar intake, it is possible to simply freeze wine and fruit. However the simple syrup (reduced water & sugar mixture) will help your popsicles freeze better and enhances the flavors.
Note: This recipe contains alcohol and is intended for ages 21 and up only. Please enjoy responsibly!
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Red Wine Popsicles - Sangria on a Stick!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 packet gelatin unflavored
- 3 cups red wine
- 1-2 cups fruit your choice
- Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until the amount of liquid is reduced by half and all sugar is dissolved.
- Add the gelatin, stir until dissolved, then remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
- Chop your fruit into pieces that will fit in your popsicle molds and set aside. Puree the other half of your fruit.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooled gelatin syrup, fruit puree and red wine.
- Arrange the fruit pieces you set aside earlier inside your popsicle molds. Pour wine mixture over the fruit in your popsicle molds.
- Freeze until set, ideally overnight.