The weather is not the best right now. Sun, rain, sun, rain… and more rain ;) Luckily I just had a little vacation in Spain with lots of sun and nice temperatures. So to be honest – I’m fine with the weather here right now. If I look back at Spain at the moment with over 40°C in the shade it’s even better here than there :P Not even one of this popsicles would help with that kind of heat, so let’s be happy with the temperatures we have and enjoy some ice cream ;)
So today there will be nothin’ baked here, the oven will stay off. Instead, the freezer has some work to do. Couple years ago I got me some of these popsicles molds and since then they are basically in use all the time. Today I made popsicles with my all-time favorite berries: raspberries! Love them! I could eat them all day long. Unfortunately, the season for these berries is very short in summer.
The popsicles I made this time are not for kids – sorry. There is a tiny bit of sparkling wine in there, so don’t give them to your little ones. I got some bottles of Rotkäppchen Fruchtsecco* to make these popsicles which are basically perfect here cause it also tastes like raspberries :)
In case you are using molds like I did, make sure to freeze the popsicles for some time (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours) before you stick in the wooden thingies. If you put them in right away, they will slip down into the liquid and there will be nothing to hold on to at the end :P
Oh and in case you want to make some “fancier” popsicles, you can decorate them with colored sugar. Very easy to make and looks really nice if you look at the pictures at the end of the post… at least I think so :P
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
1/4 cup (50g) water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
18 oz. (500g) fresh raspberries
6.7 fl.oz. (200ml) Rotkäppchen Fruchtsecco Himbeere (sparkling wine)
1 EL Zitronensaft
200ml Rotkäppchen Fruchtsecco Himbeere
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Wash the raspberries and let drain. Puree and then press through a sieve to get rid of the seeds. Mix the pureed raspberries with the sugar syrup and sparkling wine until well combined and fill into the popsicle shapes. Place in the freezer for about 1 1/2 hours, then stick in the wooden sticks and let freeze completely for at least 6 hours or over night.
2. Die Himbeeren ggf. waschen und abtropfen lassen, dann pürieren und durch ein Sieb streichen um die Samen zu entfernen. Das Himbeerpüree mit dem Sirup und Fruchtsecco verrühren und dann auf die Eisformen verteilen. Für 1 1/2 Stunden in den Gefrierschrank stellen und dann die Holzstäbchen hineinstecken und für mindestens 6 Stunden durchfrieren lassen.
Here is a version of the recipe you can print easily.
- 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
- 1/4 cup (50g) water
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 18 oz. (500g) fresh raspberries
- 6.7 fl.oz. (200ml) Rotkäppchen Fruchtsecco Himbeere (sparkling wine)
- Add the sugar, water, and lemon juice to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for several minutes until the sugar has dissolved completely and the mixture has thickened a bit. Take off the heat and let cool down completely.
- Wash the raspberries and let drain. Puree and then press through a sieve to get rid of the seeds. Mix the pureed raspberries with the sugar syrup and sparkling wine until well combined and fill into the popsicle shapes. Place in the freezer for about 1 1/2 hours, then stick in the wooden sticks and let freeze completely for at least 6 hours or over night.
- Enjoy freezin'!
*I have partnered with Rotkäppchen to bring you these refreshing popsicles. I used their Rotkäppchen Fruchtsecco Himbeere – that is why I have to declare this here in Germany as Advertising. All I wrote in this article is still based on my own opinion and has not been affected by anybody :)