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 Strawberry Champagne Popsicles

Courtesy of Brown Sugar
 
Strawberry season is beginning in New Hampshire, so here’s a delicious and refreshing way to use those berries in something other than the standard shortcake or in fruit salad.
 
¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pound fresh strawberries
1 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
 
In a small sauce pan, add the water, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a slight boil. Boil for five minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
Cut the tops off of the berries and slice in half. Puree or blend slightly in a food processor or blender (the smoothness can be to your own liking). Put the strawberry puree into a bowl and add the liquid mixture and Champagne. Stir until well mixed.
Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and freeze for at least six hours, or overnight. Makes about six popsicles.
 
 
White Sangria Popsicles
Courtesy Confections of a Foodie Bride

This is a great summer party recipe and it is super easy to make. Enjoy your sangria on a stick instead of in a glass.
 
1 bottle dry white wine
½ cup simple syrup (sugar and water mixture)
½ cup orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
2 lemons
2 cups chopped fruit (strawberries, apples, peaches, blackberries, etc.)
 
Combine the wine, simple syrup and orange liqueur in a large pitcher. Juice one lemon into the pitcher. Slice the other lemon thinly and then halve those slices. Add to the pitcher with the remaining fruit. Pour into three ounce paper cups and freeze for about two hours or until they start to ice over. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for another two to three hours or until solid. Makes about 24 popsicles. (You can use a popsicle mold but the yield will be different depending upon the mold size). This recipe can also be used to make regular sangria — just add some sparkling water (she recommends 2 cups) before serving. 
 
 
Black & White Russian Popsicles
Recipe courtesy Endless Simmer
 
These are the adult versions of a fudgsicle. Makes about eight to 10 pops.
 
White Russian: 
For this recipe, start with 1 vanilla pudding batch. Recipe: 1/3 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, pinch of salt, 3 cups whole milk, 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and whole milk in a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and place over (not on) simmering water for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pudding is ready when mixture coats the back of the spoon. Add vanilla and stir to combine. 
Add: 
5 ounces vodka
2 ounces Kahlua
2 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream
 
Place all  ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, about one to two minutes. Freeze for about one hour or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright (or put into popsicle trays). 
 
Black Russian:
Use the vanilla pudding recipe from above, switching out the vanilla for one teaspoon and adding 3/4 cups chopped dark chocolate. 
Add: 
5 ounces vodka
3 ounces Kahlua
 
Place all  ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, about one to two minutes. Freeze for about one hour or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright (or put into popsicle trays). 




Wine pops
How to make a refreshing, adult frozen treat

07/01/15
By Stefanie Phillips food@hippopress.com



  Last summer, I discovered something new and exciting, yet also obvious: wine popsicles. Is there a better treat on a warm summer day? No, not really. This combines a nice glass of wine (or other beverage) with the refreshment of a frozen treat. And since summer is upon us, you’ll want to break out the popsicle trays and enjoy these. 

 
Here are a few adult popsicle recipe ideas as the hot summer days arrive. They are a great idea if you are heading to a barbecue, hosting a summer event on the Fourth of July or just looking for a way to use up some leftover wine or liquor. And they are quick and easy. All you need is a few ingredients and a popsicle tray. They are pretty easy to find at local stores (even the dollar store typically carries them) and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  





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