I use a similar version of this recipe to make quick sangria because rarely do I plan ahead. Sangria needs a long steeping time, however, orange juice, pureed strawberries, and a squeeze of lime solve that problem. And since popsicles need time to freeze, a no-steep sangria recipe is perfect for keeping the preparation time short. You may be tempted to add a splash of liquor into the mix, but hold back as it will keep your pops from freezing solid.
- 2 c. Seven Daughters Rich Red Winemaker’s Blend
- ¾ c. orange juice, freshly squeezed
- ¾ c. strawberries, pureed
- 3 tbsp. agave nectar
- 1 lime, juiced
- Into a pitcher, combine all ingredients and stir.
- Evenly distribute mixture into popsicle mold, being sure to leave a tiny bit of room at the top for expansion when freezing. Leftovers? Add a splash of sparkling water and taste test.
- Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. To remove, check that pops are frozen solid by wiggling the stick back and forth. If it stays in place, pops are ready to be removed. If using a plastic mold, as pictured, run under warm water for a second. Carefully rock the stick side-to-side until pops loosen. Serve immediately or return to freezer.
• Can be made up to 1-week in advance.
• Feel free to add fruit into the popsicles if that’s your thing. Adjust the amount of liquid accordingly.
• In the market for a popsicle mold? I’m loving this one.