Add a touch of alcohol for a grownup summer treat, or leave it out to serve to kids. Either way, it'll be a refreshing summer treat everyone will love.
Why we ❤️ it
It's that time of the year I start complaining about the humidity and the heat hotter than a thousand supernovas that we have to endure in the tropics.
So yet again I turn to my beloved paletas to combat the heat, this time inspired by famous drinks from 3 of my favorite countries. Wouldn't you love some sangria, mojito, and piña colada popsicles in this weather?
About these recipes
To make them into popsicles, I made a few changes to the traditional boozy drinks we all love. Booze optional, but encouraged.
Adding alcohol to popsicles
Adding alcohol will lower the freezing temperature of the water , so we have to be careful not to exceed the amount of alcohol in the recipe --even if tempted-- or they will not freeze. Adding even a bit more alcohol --in my experience-- made them thaw too fast to enjoy.
This is definitely not the kind of thing you'll get even tipsy from at the suggested serving.
Piña colada popsicles
A combination of fresh pineapple and coconut milk, this is a very close approximation to the original Puerto Rican drink.
A frozen version of the popular refreshing Spanish drink. Here compromises were made, wine makes for lousy ice pops, so I switched it to grape juice. Add a tiny bit of vodka for booziness, or not... your choice.
A Cuban classic gone international, this has the super-refreshing touch of mint and lime juice that we all love.
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Sangria, Mojito and Piña Colada Popsicles Recipe
- 3 cup of grape juice
- ⅓ cup of diced fruit, (I used apple, grapes and strawberries)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons vodka, (optional)
- Making sangría paletas: Mix ingredients.Pour into molds, place sticks, and freeze.
- Making mojito paletas: Mix lime juice, and mint leaves. Add 3 cups of water, rum, and sugar to taste.Pour into molds, place sticks, and freeze.
- Making piña colada paletas: Blend pineapple, rum, and coconut milk. Sieve to remove solids. Add sugar to taste.Pour into molds, place sticks, and freeze.
Tips and Notes
Nutritional information is calculated automatically based on ingredients listed. Please consult your doctor if you need precise nutritional information.