Summer is officially here and that can mean only one thing… cool snacks. And what’s cooler than a popsicle? Your favorite childhood treat has come a looong way since you begged your parents for one from the neighborhood ice cream truck. The popsicle recipes below include fun ingredients like Nutella (!), real pineapple chunks, and wine. (Yes, wine). Here are three DIY popsicle recipes that will quench your thirst and keep you cool this summer.
To make the recipes below, all you’ll need are paper cups and popsicle sticks, available at craft stores or better yet, recycled from your store-bought pops. Keep calm and popsicle on.
Rosé Fruit Pops
We could drink #RoseAllDay — especially our 2015 Racine Côtes de Provence Rosé, available in our Joie de Vivre French Wines collection.* It has notes of lychee, peach, and mango, with an essence of rose that’s irresistible in a glass… or a popsicle mold. We poured some into Dixie Cold Cups, threw in some fresh strawberries, stuck a popsicle stick in there and let them freeze overnight to enjoy the next day. (Pro tip: To make sure the stick freezes straight, you can cover the top of the cup in tinfoil and poke the stick through the center so it freezes in an upright position.)
If you want a sweeter treat, freeze any of the wines in our The Sweet Life collection, including Abbazia Moscato Vino Dolce I.G.T., Abbazia Cuvee Prestige prosecco, and Abbazia Rosé Dolce, our sparkling rose. Bon appétit!
Photo: Table For Two
Everything tastes better with Nutella. That’s why no popsicle recipe roundup would be complete without a method for chilling the coolest spread this side of the Seine into a frozen dessert. For this Nutella popsicle recipe from Delish, just combine ¼ cup Nutella with ½ cup milk and ½ cup Cool Whip. Pour the mixture into paper cups, insert popsicle sticks into each cup (remember that tinfoil tip!), freeze them overnight and voilà! Nutella popsicles are served.
Photo: Chelsea Lupkin/Delish
Pineapple Orange Banana Popsicles
Taste the tropics with this pineapple orange banana popsicle recipe. In a blender, mix two cups of Tropicana Orange Juice with two cups of Dole pineapple chunks and three bananas. Pour the resulting mixture into paper cups, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight. Summer never tasted so sweet.
Photo: Gimme Some Oven
Do you have a favorite summer popsicle recipe? Feel free to share it in the comments.
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