Homemade Sangria Popsicles

As soon as this idea came to me I knew it was one of my best. I teach preschool, and this week we learned all about water. We ended with a lesson on how water turns into ice and demonstrated by making Kool-Aid Popsicles. While the kids were sitting on the playground enjoying their treats and dripping red juice all over their clothes, I was trying to think of a "grown up" version that I could make for myself. The idea to use sangria hit my out of nowhere and I just could not get it out of my head. 

What's great about sangria is that you don't need a recipe. You can just keep adding ingredients until the taste is exactly what you want! I had some frozen mango that I wanted to use so I decided on a tropical white wine version. I used the following:

1.5 cup Sauvignon Blanc 
1/2 cup Raspberry seltzer water
2 Strawberries
half an Orange--sliced and cut into triangles
half a Lemon--sliced and halved
1/4 cup frozen Mango junks, thawed
1 spring fresh Chocolate Mint--chop leaves to release flavor
1 spoonful sugar

My portions are all small because I was just making four popsicles, but this could easily be doubled or even tripled. 

Once you have your sangria mixed together let it sit in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to let the flavors begin mixing. Then fill your popsicle containers (or small plastic cups!) and pop them in the freezer. I made mine around 6:00 and let them freeze overnight. 

I absolutely love how these turned out. They're sweet, a little bit tart, and the chocolate mint is the perfect addition. They would be perfect for a summer barbecue, or really any get together! Have you experimented with homemade popsicles? What's your favorite flavor combination?

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