Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cooling off the Summer -- Kiwi Moscato Popsicles

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Summer has finally cooled down a bit--in more ways than one! Not only has the heat wave broken for the time being, but I actually find myself not rushing off to somewhere else once I get home. It's a nice feeling.


I'm sad I had to drop the play I was in--a friend's wedding on one of the performance dates has made me unable to commit to it after all--but I'm enjoying the free time. Weekends are still busy, I'm pretty much visiting friends or off on mini vacations with other friends, but it's a good kind of busy. The kind of busy that I enjoy being. I'm also directing my first play ever, and another play I wrote is in the same night of one acts (I am NOT directing my own, however), so that will pick up soon, but my actors are great with just one rehearsal a week and I haven't entered "Crunch Time Stress Brain" just yet.


My boyfriend has a new job, the coveted 9-to-5, except 7-to-4, so I'm loving the extra time with him as well. Before, I would get home and it'd still be a few hours before he got out of work, and he would work every weekend. Now we both have weekends off, and get home around the same time. I cannot wait to have a free weekend so we can go away somewhere together, as I was trying to finagle time off to be able to do that on his old Monday-Tuesday days off. The first night of his new job we each made a separate dinner (he made sausage and sauce over noodles, I made a sandwich with goat cheese, tomato, cucumbers, and homemade garlic scape pesto) and watched Cabin in the Woods. It was lovely, and relaxing... well, as relaxing as it can be with THAT movie, it sure was a doozy. But kind of awesome for a horror movie geek like me ;)


The cooler weather (well, not by much, it's in the 80s, but better than 100s!) has allowed me to do what I love most--cook! I was feeling awfully stressy last week, I'd forgotten how much cooking/baking/recipe creating calms me. Sure, I may destroy the heck out of my kitchen. And I may stress a bit after, when I realize I have to do a metric fuckton of dishes, but in the moment I'm at peace.


If only my laptop hadn't decided to crap out on me... it's no fun running from the desktop to the kitchen to make sure I'm following recipes accurately! Time to start saving pennies for the computer fixer guy, ugh--luckily, these pops were a brainchild of my own. No recipe needed. I had always wanted to try making a "poptail" aka a cocktail-popsicle-hybrid, and these were a great first try! Even Boyfriend enjoyed them, and he is not a fan of "girly wine," hah. I attempted dipping them in chocolate, but they were too moist for it to stick. If anyone has any ideas on how to make THAT work, I'm all ears :)

Kiwi Moscato Popsicles
(Makes 8 small pops)

  • 2 ripe kiwis
  • 2 tbs sugar of choice (I used a bit of honey)
  • 1/2 cup moscato
  • 1/4 cup water

NOTE: My popsicle molds are TINY. I am positive that you will need to double this recipe for larger molds. To give you an idea, each well in my pop mold is about 2 shots worth, or 2 oz. 

-Peel kiwis and puree in food processor (or if you're a Pampered Chef FIEND like me then get yourself one of these, PERFECT for this). Stir in sugar and let sit for ten minutes.

-Mix in moscato and water. Fill popsicle wells with just a little bit of headspace to allow for freezing expanding.

-To remove from molds, run warm (not hot!) water over the well and pull stick gently in a corkscrew motion.

40 comments:

  1. I remember when my boyfriend finally entered the world of big kids and started working regularly hours -- it's AMAZING! he'll love these popsicles too because he's obsessed with sweet girly wines like moscato :)

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    1. Haha! Glad he'll enjoy them :) I am so happy to have weekends with my fella :)

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  2. Dangit I sooo want some popsicle molds! haha too many recipes I want to try! These sound great!

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    1. These were dollar store molds. TINY, but they get the job done ;)

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  3. these sound AMAAAAAZING! I love the look of the kiwi seeds too - pretty!

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  4. These sound so refreshing! Even though the heat has reduced I can still use some moscato :O

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  5. I love booze in my popsicles! Best of both worlds.

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  6. I have to say: I've seen about 9,000 popsicle recipes over the last few weeks and these are the only ones, by far, that I actually plan to make. LOVE the kiwi, and adding the moscato is just perfect!

    And by the way, the new blog header looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much! My friend made it for me, I am thrilled with it :)

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  7. Such adorable little guys! I've been going back and forth this summer on whether or not to invest in some popsicle makers...this is one more tally on the 'yes' side :)

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    1. Only a dollar! I want one of those instant ones so bad, but they're pricey. Dollar store is more my budget ;)

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  8. I had a thought to make sangria popsicles last night but maybe I'll go with moscato instead since it's already a bit sweet to start with! These look gorgeous and the photos are AWESOME!!

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  9. Frozen wine...I'm so in! You might be able to dip them in homemade "magic shell"...chocolate/coconut oil. I'm not sure, you may have tried that already.

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    1. Ohhh that's a really really good idea! I even have coconut oil...

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  10. Seriously AMAZING! This sounds like the perfect summer treat!

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    1. It is! :) I need bigger molds so I can establish a little buzz, hah. A shot of wine does nothing for anyone, but it surely is tasty.

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  11. My new ice pop maker is arriving in the mail today! I see boozy popsicles in my future!

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  12. oooooo I love the mini pops! So cute and delicious looking! Sorry about the computer troubles :( darn technology!!

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  13. This is such a fabulous flavour! Lovely ice pops!!

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  14. I am a little obsessed with boozy popsicles this summer and these look beautiful and delicious!

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    1. Me too! And, it's a great way to use up leftover wine.

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  15. Such a cute dessert! love kiwi so much!!!

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  16. Congratulations to your partner on his new job :-) It must be great having more time together in the evenings now. And these look like just the thing for summer time!

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  17. Yum! I just borrowed a popsicle maker from a friend to try it out...these might have to be my first try!

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  18. I have never seen a kiwi popsicle! Love this idea! And of course, boozing it up is always a good plan.

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    1. It's vaguely inspired by a recipe I saw on Pinterest--dipping kiwi slices in chocolate on a stick. I tried the chocolate, didn't work, hah. The added booze was my idea ;)

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  19. i love popsicles and moscato! perfect!

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  20. I have a great moscato at home, and I love kiwi, so this is a must make popsicle recipe for me!!

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