Monday, July 25, 2016

Popsicles + Wine

Does it get much better than this combination? My answer is not when the temperature has consistently been in the high nineties and humid. This summer I've noticed so many people eating popsicles with their wine- it's been featured in major magazines, on talk shows, discussed on the radio, all over instagram, and now making a debut here on my little corner of the internet. For awhile now I have been seeing these pretty little concoctions and curious about one how they tasted and two how I could make them at home to avoid paying an arm and a leg for one at a local restaurant or bar. After doing some research (aka browsing pinterest) I created my own recipe and it wasn't a fail! This week there are two nights of The Bachelorette, so if you make these sweet treats today, then you'll be able to enjoy them tonight, tomorrow, or both nights as you watch everyone's favorite tv show guilty pleasure of the summer.

Ingredients:
1 can of Dole pineapple juice
3 cups of Strawberries (preferably frozen)
2 cups of sliced pineapple (about half of a pineapple)
White wine or champagne

Directions:
one.
Gather all of your supplies (ingredients, blender, and popsicle molds). You can purchase popsicle molds at your local T.J. Max or Home Goods for cheap. I got these molds for $6 last summer.  If you can't find popsicle molds any where, then another option would be to use an ice cube tray and just skip out on the popsicle aesthetics of the drink.

two. 
Place the three cups of strawberries and 1/3 of the can of pineapple juice in the blender and puree the mixture. It's okay to leave a few strawberry chunks in there. They are yummy in the wine. Once the strawberries have turned into a puree, pour it into a large liquid measuring cup. The liquid measuring cups make it easier to the puree into the popsicle molds.

three. 
Wash out the blender and replenish it with the remaining pineapple juice and the slices of pineapple. Puree the mixture until it is smooth. Once it is pureed, then pour it into a separate liquid measuring cup.

four. 
Now it's time to fill the popsicle molds. Fill the molds 2/3 full with the strawberry puree.  Then fill the remaining third with the pineapple puree.

five. 
Place the molds in the freezer for several hours to let the popsicles form.

six. 
Once your popsicles are frozen, then it's time to enjoy them. Pour yourself a glass of white wine or champagne and place one of your popsicles into the glass. If you don't drink, then place the popsicle in a glass of sprite, gingerly, or your favorite seltzer. As time goes on, the popsicle will fall off the stick and melt into your glass.
**If your popsicle is stuck in the mold, then run it under hot water for 10 seconds**


This sweet treat is a great way to cool off in this wicked hot and humid summer heat. They are incredibly refreshing and take a little bite off from the day you've had. I enjoyed one of these tasty drinks on my deck this weekend before heading out to meet some friends for dinner. After tasting these, I'm excited to try to re-create them with different flavors by pureeing all different types of fruits. 

I hope you enjoy!
XOXO

26 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a yummy treat! Definitely need to try it.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I am definitely trying these when I'm not pregnant anymore. They look amazing!!

    Jamie
    http://thecaffeinatedjamie.blogspot.com

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  3. This recipe looks DELICIOUS! Trying these this weekend!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  4. This looks so yummy, I love this can't wait to try it out!!!

    Corsica | kissesfromcarolina.com

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  5. Yum!! I've been seeing these all over Insta lately and love the idea of it!! Such a fun way to cool off!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  6. These look so tasty! I'll definitely have to try them out!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  7. These look amazing! In the disgusting heat we've been having lately you can't go wrong with popsicles, and you can never go wrong with wine!

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  8. This is awesome! I can't wait to try it! So creative and fun!

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  9. This looks so cool and would be such a great idea for an outdoor party!

    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

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  10. This looks so yummy! Will have to make them for our next pool party

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  11. Such a cute way to cool down on a hot summer day (and tasty way at that!)

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  12. I've had a popsicle with wine for the first time a few months ago and I am HOOKED! It's so good! Need to try your popsicle recipe out!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  13. This sounds AMAZING!! Perfect treat for a hot summer night!!

    xo Ashley

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  14. BRB Making this now! Looks so refreshing!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  15. I have never heard of this before but I don't drink so it wouldn't really be on my radar. I know a lot of my friends would love this idea.

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  16. These look so good! Perfect drink for a pool day!

    HashtagFabLife

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  17. This looks like magic, thanks for sharing!!

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  18. Love this idea girl! A rooftop bar in Charlotte serves a drink like this but they charge so much for it- how fun to make your own version!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  19. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh my gosh this looks so good! I have crazy food allergies and usually can't have cocktails, but I can have this one so I'm super excited! Just pinned it!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  21. Looks delicious! There's a local bar where I live that makes these buts charges $10 for them .. would totally rather use this recipe and make my own!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  22. Yum! That sounds so refreshing for the summer!

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  23. Ooh this looks and sounds so stinkin delicious!!!!!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  24. What a great idea! That sounds perfect for the summer heat

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