Late Summer sweet watermelon paired with all the makings of Sangria. Watermelon Sangria Popsicles, are a frozen treat for those last few weeks of Summertime sunshine.
How was your weekend? I had a fun time cuttin up, eating lots of good food and being a little lazy. Yessss the last weeks of Summer beckon lazy days, if one can get away with it, anyway.
Enter popsicles. Since purchasing a popsicle mold earlier this Summer, popsicles have pretty much been stocked in the freezer. Watermelon Sangria Popsicles have been my favorite as of late. They are my idea of an easy (read: lazy) dessert or snack.
Watermelon is something I carve out a special place for in the fridge. No one dares to fill that space because as soon as the watermelon is gone, you can bet a new one will be in its place at the blink of an eye.
It’s totally worth having to work around it, as watermelons will be gone all too soon.
Something interesting I just learned about watermelon is it’s 92% water and has more lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, than any other fruit, including tomatoes.
It’s a refreshing, nourishing and delicious snack however you eat it. Even if a little booze is involved.
Watermelon Sangria PopsiclesServings:10 PopsiclesCalories:47kcalLate Summer sweet watermelon paired with all the makings of Sangria. A frozen treat for those last few weeks of Summertime sunshine.
For the Popsicles:
- 4 Cups Watermelon cut into small chunks, 600g
- 1/2 C White Wine I use Pino Grigio, 118g
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Simple Syrup* see note
For the Garnish (optional)
- 10, 1 " small wedges of watermelon rhine on, 2.54cm
- Place watermelon, wine, vodka, cointreau and simple syrup in a high speed blender. Blend on high until ingredients are smooth. Skim off foam and discard.
- For no garnish, pour mixture into the popsicle molds, wipe the top of the mold dry, place lid on popsicles and insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight or at least eight hours.
- If a garnish is desired, pour mixture into the popsicle mold leaving 1/4" (6.35mm) of head space. Place popsicle mold in freezer without lid. Wipe the top dry. Freeze for one hour. Insert the garnish in each popsicle, place lid on top, insert popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- To release the pops, I turn the mold on its side and run water over the mold on both sides. I usually have to pry the lid off, wedging a fork in between the lid and mold, especially if I forgot to dry the top of the mold off before freezing. Gently wiggle the popsicle stick to remove the popsicle... be careful here, as I've broken the stick several times.
- Store popsicles in a plastic freezer bag or covered container with parchment layered between the popsicles for up to one week.
Notes*For the simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar, I use 1/2 C water and 1/2 C sugar, into a small sauce-pot. Bring to a boil, swirl and allow sugar to dissolve. Cool, then use in popsicles. Store leftovers in covered container in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate. If this information is important to you, please have it verified independently.Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mgMade It? Leave a comment below! The most helpful comment may include recipe rating, feedback, any modifications and/or helping other commenters. On Instagram? Take a snap of your make and share, tagging @VanillaAndBean #VanillaAndBean!
Can you also post this fab recipe on the univhers app? I just made a batch of popcicles for the kids but after reading this post I’m also going to make some for the moms!
Hi Natasha! Thank you for your note. Unless otherwise noted, all my recipes live right here on Vanilla And Bean. I hope you enjoy the popsicles!
Kelley @ Chef Savvy
These popsicles are beautiful Traci! Love the combination of sangria and watermelon! Not to late to make up a batch of these!
Thank you my dear! Not too late at all! In fact, I’m on my way to the store in a few… think I’ll pick up another watermelon to get these in the freezer before they’re all gone! I hope you enjoy! :D
YUMYUMYUM! Traci, these sound SOOOOOOO good! I’d better get on it before Summer is over eh?
Yes!! Yes, Trish, I know! At the store today I saw Fall squash varieties and watermelon side by side!! Crazy!
Watermelon is my mom’s favourite fruit, so I ate them A LOT growing up. Now that I know it has more lycopene than tomahtoes, I am loving it even more; it is now my favourite, too. :)
I love love love how you spice it up with booze!!! #summerFOREVER yay!!!!
Hooray Pang! I hope you enjoy the recipe! These are lovely! :D
Oh my…I went away and I missed so much! Your latest posts are wonderful. And this little baby is a late summer treat to end them all! Refreshing, boozy, lovely and delicious! Perfect, my friend! :)
Welcome back my dear! I save some just for you! :D
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
oooh, Traci…I SO want watermelon now!! It’s probably my favorite part of summer. When I was a kid, I’d always eat too much of it and end up with a major tummy ache. I’m loving this idea to make some boozy popsicles with it. Your popsicles look so incredibly refreshing – what a wonderful summer snack. And I had no idea that they have such a great antioxidant quality!! That is amazing! And the 92% water content totally makes sense because watermelon always tends to quench my thirst. Love this idea, Traci, and gorgeous photography as always! <3
Oh my goodness, we ate so many too as kids! My parents used to tell me if I ate a seed, I’d grow a watermelon in my stomach! We love these Beeta. They are so refreshing and it’s fun to have a ready made cocktail right in the freezer! I hope you enjoy them Beeta! :D
These are the best grown up popsicles ever. Love your photography and perfect treat for the weekend.
Hehe! Thank you Sunshine! I hope you enjoy them, Asha! :D
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
Your photos are inspirational! Love this :)
Awh, thank you my dear! :D
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
It’s boiling here – 105 yesterday – so this is just the perfect recipe for me right now. Cool, refreshing and a little bit boozy – love it, T! Beautiful pictures as always – just want to reach in and grab one!
OMGeeee!!! That’s tooo hot Geraldine! What is one to do? Did you just want to swim in ice? Make these, my dear, they’ll keep you cool! :D
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Okay, these Popsicles ROCK the house, Traci!! When I saw on Instagram you were going to be posting something with Watermelon soon I got super excited! I loooove Watermelon as well! BUT I had no clue your creation would be Watermelon sangria Popsicles! Talk about genius! My love for these runs deep- like I’m heading to the store (aka Boy is being sent to the store) to pick up some Cointreau so I can make these (I have everything else)! Can’t wait! Pinned! Cheers, lovely lady!
Hehe. I just love the thought of frozen watermelon boozie popsicles. Best part is, these are on the ready.. a lazy cocktail, ya know? Just reach in the freezer and wallah! I hope you enjoyed these, Cheyanne… you and Boy! Hooray! :D
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
Our labor day weekend was great! We filmed a wedding on Saturday, and the rest of the weekend was hot hot HOT! Could have really gone for one of these popsicles. Love that there is booze already in them. Cocktail and dessert all in one!
You two are amazing, filming in the hot, CA sun! No doubt these would cool you off (I’d make a non al for you my dear!)… and YaHoo for desserts and cocktails all in one! :D
Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
You are on a popsicle roll my dear! These grown-up pops look gorgeous. And you know what? It was 36C/97F here yesterday (predicting higher today) so I am by no means done summer :) in fact, I’m having trouble getting anything accomplished over here it’s so hot. Gotta get me some watermelon! (btw, is it just me or has your comment font size gotten teeny-tiny? I can barely see it… course I am aging lol).
No doubt.. more to come too… maybe next Spring :D ! Oh you’d totally love these, Kelly, espcially in this heat wave we’re having! I so wish I could bring you some!
The comment size… oh no! I’ve not seen it get smaller. It looks normal to me. Can another commenter please speak to this?? Thank you!! :D
Sarah | Well and Full
I always have a watermelon in my fridge too! It’s one of my favorite fruits. Always so refreshing! :D
No doubt..! I’ve been wanting to buy as many watermelons as I can since they’ll be out of season soon, make a ton of pops and freeze them for the winter. I love it! :D
Love these popsicles Traci! I own the same popsicle mold :) Love that they are a little boozy!
Just a little, Mira! Those molds are great and I love how easy popsicles are to whip up. I think I’ll eat em’ year round! :D
Love it! I have been addicted to watermelon this summer. I gotta get some popsical molds now!
Get those molds Deb! You’ll love em’! :D
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Oh Traci, I’m so trying these! They’re perfect! A popsicle that’s good for me and a little boozy! It’s a win-win the way I see it!! Have an awesome weekend and thanks for sharing friend!
Right on Mary Ann! Precisely the reason I couldn’t stop reaching for more in the freezer! Soooo tasty! :D