Wine-inspired Summer Popsicles

Wine-Inspired Summer Popsicles

Summer is in full swing and what’s better on a hot day than a nice frozen treat? Well, maybe a frozen treat enjoyed alongside a nice glass of wine! I love making my own summer popsicles because you can easily customize the ingredients and control exactly what goes in them, which is especially nice when you’re making them for a specific purpose.

These two different popsicle recipes call for just a few ingredients each and they both were inspired to complement the tasting notes in Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Wine-inspired Summer Popsicles

Wine-inspired Summer Popsicles

The Chardonnay has beautiful tasting notes of citrus, pineapple, white peach, apple, and vanilla, so for the first popsicle I was decided to blend white peach and vanilla together with coconut cream, which actually makes this creamy popsicle non-dairy! If you aren’t a fan of coconut or would rather use real milk, I’d go with heavy cream or some half and half.

White Peach Vanilla Popsicles

Ingredients (makes 6-8 pops):

  • 2 ½ cups of chopped white peaches (about 3 medium peaches), plus a few extra slices
  • ½ cup canned coconut cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract (or you could use 1 real vanilla bean if you have it)
  • ¼ cup of sugar (optional depending on how sweet your peaches are)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds.
  3. Add 1-2 slices of peach to the mold before freezing.
  4. Pop in the freezer until set.

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Moving on to Pinot Noir, Cambria’s Benchbreak Pinot showcases notes of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, strawberries, and baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. I decided to go with the berries and whipped up some strawberry-blueberry summer popsicles with pomegranate juice. I love these because they’re just fruit, so they’re extra-refreshing, especially when it's toasty outside!

Strawberry-Blueberry-Pomegranate Popsicles

Ingredients (makes 6-8 pops):

  • 1 ½ cups fresh chopped strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze until frozen through.

Both of these summer popsicles are fantastic in the afternoon or as a treat after dinner. Try a sip of wine and a taste of the popsicle to see how the flavors align! These are the perfect treat all summer long, whether you’re at the pool, at a barbecue, or just enjoying them in your own kitchen.

Cheers!

Megan Flynn Peterson, Freckled Italian

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