Recipe: Rosé Watermelon Popsicles

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I’m really into making popsicles this summer. I bought these excellent Zoku Popsicle Molds on Amazon for $17, and they make it easy to throw whatever’s in your fridge into a blender and make some delicious popsicles. It’s a great way to actually use up all your extra healthy food, from produce to yogurt.

I’m trying to learn more about wine this summer, thanks in part to the book Sweetbitter, which I reviewed here. As a result of this, I found myself with a bottle of rosé in my fridge, plus some watermelon I knew I had to use or lose. Watermelon whipped up into a juice or agua fresca is one of my favorite treats, so I decided to add some rosé and put it all into my popsicle molds. I could have added agave nectar or some other flavors, but with just the two ingredients, it tasted fresh and delicious, so I left it as it was. (I happily drank the excess that didn’t fit into the molds.)

Here’s my simple recipe:

What you need:

Zoku Popsicle Molds

-Fresh watermelon (about 2 cups)

-Rosé (3 oz)

This makes 4 pops.

Put the watermelon and rosé into a blender and blend. Pour into the molds. It’s that easy!

The final product has a bit of a gradient where the different textures sank in the freezer, but it’s quite pretty. The rosé element gives the popsicle a nice sharpness and fizz that is very refreshing!

My podcast co-host Scotty getting crunk with a popsicle. (Not really, they all have less than an ounce of wine.)

My podcast co-host Scotty getting crunk with a popsicle. (Not really, they all have less than an ounce of wine.)

Even better, these pops are low in calories and Weight Watches points. (39 calories a pop, or 1 Weight Watchers point.) It’s a perfect way to finish your dinner with a cross between a drink and an ice cream treat that is healthier than both.

Here is me accidentally posing with my popsicle like the Leia behind me.

Enjoy!

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