Beat the summer heat with these strawberry mojito wine popsicles. They are loaded with sweet strawberries, a hint of mint and a kick of fruity white wine.
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Summer is in full swing and my garden is growing like crazy! What’s a food blogger to do when she finds herself with an abundance of juicy strawberries, tart limes, and mint that just won’t stop growing?? Make strawberry mojito wine popsicles of course!
Strawberry popsicles have long been one of my favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. The addition of lime and mint creates a whole new flavor that take these over the top and makes me never want the store bought version again. Add in the wine, and I think I’ll manage okay with these hot days for at least a few weeks more!
Like all of the recipes in this summer’s series on adults only popsicles, this one calls for minimal ingredients, requires very little hands on work, and freezes up in about 8 hours. You must try these popsicles!
The best place to start is with the mint simple syrup. It’s super easy to make, but it does need about an hour to steep (like tea) and cool before you use it. I like to make this stuff in bulk and keep it in the fridge to make homemade mint sodas (thank you Sodastream!), tasty bourbon cocktails, and to sweeten iced tea all summer long. The recipe included makes slightly more than the 1/4 cup that you will use for the popsicles, but it scales up nicely to make more than you will need if you choose to do so.
In a small saucepan combine 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of white granulated sugar, and 1/8th of an ounce of mint leaves. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, it converts to about 2 tablespoons of whole mint leaves. Bring the water to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Strain the mint leaves out and you now have a slightly green, very sweet, mint simple syrup.
Get out your blender or food processor and measure out 3 cups of whole, fresh berries. You could definitely get away with using frozen, but be sure to measure the first and then let them thaw. When frozen berries thaw they lose their shape, meaning you will need a lot more berries to get 3 cups.
Puree the berries until smooth then add in 1/4 cup of simple syrup, 1/4 cup of lime juice, and 1/2 cup of dry white wine. Blend just enough to combine then pour into your popsicle molds. Freeze for a minimum of 8 hours and you have strawberry mojito wine popsicles!
If you like this recipe, don’t forget to PIN or YUM it for later!
Also, check out the previous recipes in this series: Raspberry Mango Wine Popsicles, Spiked Lemonade Popsicles and Pina Colada Sangria Popsicles. See you in two weeks for the next installment in the series!
Strawberry Mojito Wine Popsicles Recipe
Strawberry Mojito Wine Popsicles
For the Mint Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 ounce mint leaves
For the Popsicles
- 3 cups of fresh whole strawberries 3/4 of a pound
- 1/2 cup dry white wine I used Pinot Grigio
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup mint simple syrup
For the Mint Simple Syrup:
- In a small saucepan combine together the water, sugar, and mint leaves.
- Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Allow to cool/steep for one hour, then strain out the mint leaves.
For the Popsicles:
- Place your strawberries in the container of your blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Add the white wine, lime juice, and simple syrup and blend just enough to combine.
- Pour into your popsicle molds, put the tops or sticks into place, and freeze for a minimum of 8 hours.
Preparation time includes 9 hours of inactive time: 1 hour to let the simple syrup steep and 8 hours for the popsicles to freeze.
The simple syrup can be made in large batches and used for sweetening tea, and making homemade sodas or cocktails. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a few weeks.