Homemade Strawberry Rosé Popsicles are the BEST way to have your wine and eat it too! Blend together your favorite brand of rosé, some fresh strawberries, and a bit of fruit juice… then freeze in popsicle molds, and voila! These are naturally sweetened and have the perfect balance of fruity & boozy flavors.
Say hello to Vol. 2 of my summer miniseries – Homemade Strawberry Rosé Popsicles! I’m going to post four homemade popsicle recipes (both boozy and non-alcoholic) to keep everyone cool and refreshed for the season. Last week was a Peach Creamsicle flavor, and that was a HUGE hit. I can’t wait for you guys to see the other flavors we’re coming up with!
- Sliced Strawberries – You can use fresh strawberries or frozen ones if those are all you can get your hands on. Be sure to try and grab the sweetest, juiciest berries you can find – I’ve had the best results with more organic brands!
- Cranberry Juice – I used 100% cranberry juice (no sugar added) for a smoother popsicle texture – and it helps get that beautiful deep red color. You can also use apple juice if you’re not a fan of cranberry.
- Honey – I tested two different sweeteners for creamsicles: honey and agave syrup. Both will work, so just use what you have! We love a no-added-sugar recipe over on Coined Cuisine.
- Lemon Juice – I’ll let you in on a little trick. Lemon or lime juice, just a teaspoon, helps add some acidity plus reduces the “icy” texture you’d normally get with freezing fruit. It’s a small addition that truly works overtime in making a beautifully-textured popsicle.
How to Make Homemade Popsicles
Homemade popsicles are a breeze to make. You just drop everything in a blender, pour the mixture into molds, and freeze!
First off, you’re probably asking: What’s the best pink rosé to use? I went with the Relax brand! This is a Spanish wine with aroma notes of strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. It’s a really smooth and crisp rosé that’s perfect for a summer drink. And the price point is Coined Cuisine approved!
I paired my rosé with sliced strawberries. You could also do raspberries if you want, but I would strain the mixture to get rid of the seeds. If you have extra berries, mash them up with a bit of honey to make a strawberry puree and drop them inside the popsicle molds. It’s great to have that extra texture in a popsicle, especially if it’s fresh fruit!
I got my molds from Amazon – see this link. It comes with a set of popsicle sticks/bags as well as a funnel to help with pouring. I really like this mold because it was easy to remove the creamsicles while they were done and cleaning was a breeze!
Pour the mixture into the molds, then tap them on the counter to make sure you get rid of any big air bubbles. Freeze for at least 6 hours, but overnight works best I’ve found. Since we’re adding alcohol to these, it will increase the amount of time for the pops to freeze and set up. Enjoy one (or three) on a hot summer day!
To easily remove popsicles from their mold, simply run some warm water over the bottom of the molds for about a minute. Using silicone molds, you can also slightly peel the mold away from the edges. Pull the popsicles out, and you’re good to go!
They have a similar texture, but definitely more “set” like a popsicle than soft and drinkable like frosé. The good thing is, after properly freezing, these will take longer to melt than a cup of frosé!
I just store any leftover homemade popsicles in a large freezer bag. The popsicle mold I linked to also includes popsicle bags, so you can individually wrap them if you want!
Other Recipes from the Popsicle Miniseries
Homemade Strawberry Rosé Popsicles
- 2 cups sliced strawberries plus extra for texture (optional)
- 1 ½ cups Rosé
- ½ cup cranberry juice
- 2 tbsp honey or agave
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and add some strawberry puree (optional) for texture.
- Tap the mold to get out any air bubbles, then cover and add your popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for at least 6 hours. I've found that overnight is best!
- To remove the popsicles from their molds, run warm water over the bottom of the popsicle mold. Remove the popsicles and serve immediately.
- Any excess popsicles can be wrapped in cellophane bags & added to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $0.74
- Total Cost (10 popsicles): $7.36
- Those Other Guys: $4 per popsicle