These non alcoholic sangria popsicles are full of fresh summer berries and tangy citrus, infused with red wine and a touch of cinnamon. They have all the refreshing flavors of a tall glass of chilled sangria without alcohol.
What is sangria?
Sangria is a type of mixed alcoholic punch which originated from Spain and Portugal. It is typically made with red wine and chopped fruit and sometimes has spirits and aromatics such as brandy and spices. You can also make it with white or nonalcoholic wine. It's a very popular drink in Spain and served in bars, restaurants and at festivals.
Non alcoholic red wine: available at supermarkets and some liquor stores. I used shiraz in this recipe but you could use other types of nonalcoholic red, or white wine too. You could use alcoholic wine but you will need to reduce the amount of wine a bit so it only makes up 50% in total and increase the orange juice to make up for it, or they won't freeze. You'll also need to freeze them for a good 12 hours, possibly longer, and they will melt fast when you take them out of the freezer.
Oranges: I used freshly squeezed orange juice in this recipe for maximum citrus tang. You could substitute with fresh, good-quality orange juice or even your favorite orange soda soft drink. If using soda soft drink instead don't add sugar.
Lemons: I used freshly squeezed lemon juice in this recipe. It helps give the popsicles some extra tang in the absence of alcohol. I don't recommend using bottled lemon juice, it won't taste the same.
Cinnamon stick: I used a whole cinnamon stick in this recipe and infused the flavors in the fridge for four hours. If you don't have cinnamon sticks or are running short of time you can use ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon instead.
Strawberries: I use fresh strawberries in this recipes. If you can't get fresh strawberries you can substitute with our other favourite berries, or leave them out. I don't recommend using frozen strawberries, they are usually quite large and the ripeness can vary a lot.
Blueberries: I use fresh blueberries in this recipe. If you can't get fresh blueberries you can substitute them with your other favorite berries, or leave them out. I don't recommend using frozen blueberries, they are usually quite large and the ripeness can vary a lot.
Granulated sugar: also known as white sugar. This will give the cleanest flavor. You could try it will other sugars such as raw or brown sugar which will add caramel notes to the popsicles.
How to make nonalcoholic sangria popsicles
Juice the oranges and lemon, strain and add to a jug. Add about one cup of nonalcoholic wine and sugar. Stir well until all the sugar is dissolved.
Remove the tops from the strawberries and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Add chopped strawberries, blueberries and cinnamon sticks to the jug.
Top up with nonalcoholic wine until the total volume of liquid is just under two and a half cups (600mls). For the best flavor cover and chill in the fridge for at least four hours.
Hop tip: make sure there is sufficient space in your freezer before filling your popsicle moulds, or there will be tears!
Remove the cinnamon stick. Using a spoon transfer chopped fruit and distribute evenly between popsicle molds. Top up with popsicle mix and add sticks.
Transfer to the freezer and freeze overnight.
How to serve
To serve gently remove from molds and enjoy! Great on own their own or with a glass of refreshing summer punch. Delicious!
How to store
You can store these popsicles in the freezer an air-tight container lined with parchment paper for up to two weeks for the best taste and texture.
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Non alcoholic sangria popsicles
- popsicle moulds and sticks
- 1 and ½ cups (375mls) non alcoholic red wine such as shiraz
- 1 and ½ tablespoons 22.5gms) white sugar
- 2 large oranges - enough for ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon (100mls) juice
- ½ large lemon
- 6 - 10 medium strawberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- Juice oranges and lemon. Strain juice and add to a jug.
- Add one cup of wine to jug.
- Add sugar and stir well until sugar is all dissolved.
- Cut up strawberries into small pieces. Add strawberries, blueberries and cinnamon stick to jug. Stir well.
- Top up jug with wine until its up to 2 and ⅓ cups and one tablespoon (600mls). Chill in fridge to allow flavours to mix, at least four hours, ideally overnight.
- Remove cinnamon stick. Use a spoon to transfer strawberries and blueberries evenly between popsicle moulds.
- Top up popsicle moulds with wine mix. Add sticks and freeze overnight.
- Gently remove from moulds and enjoy!
Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.
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