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Oh, how I wish the weather would stay like this until the end of September. Clear blue sky and hot temperatures. It gives me a perfect excuse to indulge in all sorts of frozen desserts ranging from ice cream brownies to lemon ice cream. There are so many choices, but these ice pops are a fantastic pick for late evenings. They come with the rich, sweet flavour of red grapes and nothing is quite as delicious and beautiful as these ruby red grape ice pops.
Last year I used to love it to just kick back in the garden after sunset and enjoy my evening paired with a glass of ruby red zinfandel. A lovely wine made from red grapes that originate in my home country Croatia. So what changed since then? This year I decided to skip this habit. Even though a glass of red wine is not a bad thing and does come with antioxidants and relaxing properties I went and cut alcohol out of my life to see if it would change anything. Now mind you, I was never much of a drinker, but I did enjoy my weekend cider and red wine with a nice dinner.
I didn’t expect a huge difference but to my surprise, it has been exactly half a year now, and I have dropped a dress size without doing anything else differently. There are very many conflicting studies about this topic, and you can find a good summary here but skipping the glass of red wine and weekend cider caused me to go from a Uk 12 to a 10 (US 8 to a 6), and all I have lost was body fat. Crazy, right? Now you might wonder what I replaced my glass of wine with and that is where these lovely ice pops come into place. I tend to buy the darkest grapes I can find for this, juice them and turn them into ice pops. These red grape ice pops are refreshing, low in calories and loaded with all the good benefits that grapes bring with them and I promise, they are just as delicious as a glass of red wine.
Red Grape Ice Pops
- 750 g red grapes
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp agave
- 20 grapes cut into half - optional
- Wash your 750g (1 1/2 lb)grapes and add them with the lemon juice and agave to a blender and process until fruit is broken apart. Strain through a mesh sieve and discard the seeds and skin.
- If you want the optional grapes, then add the cut grapes to the ice pop mould. I placed four halves into each slot.
- Pour the liquid into an ice pop mould and freeze until solid for at least 5 hours.
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robin rue says
We love ice pops in the summer. My kids are always coming in from the heat asking for one. I will have to try these.
Jessica Taylor says
My daughter would absolutely LOVE these! We love anything with fruit, and I know these would be so refreshing during the summer
Jay Colby says
I’ve always loved ice pops. There such a great snack especially in the summer time!
Heather Johnson says
I love ice pops, but I love treats made with whole fruits even better. Your recipe sounds super yummy for hot summer weather!
They look amazing and I bet they taste awesome! I will try them with honey and lemon!
Beth Davidson says
I don’t think I’ll be replacing my wine, but I certainly wouldn’t mind adding these to my day. : ) Plus the kids can eat them without me worrying about them feeding the dogs grapes, so this is a great recipe for our family.
Hahaha! <3 I hear you. Skipping the wine is a tough one. - Love, G.
These look fantastic! I definitely have to try these as the time is waaaaay to hot right now. I am actually looking forward to the Christmas period.
Who doesn’t? Christmas is such a lovely time of the year. So much good food! – Love, G. ?
Amber Myers says
Mmmm, I need to make these. They’d taste amazing in this terribly hot Texas heat.
Texas! I am fangirling here. That state is on my bucket list since years. I want to visit the U.S. just to see the nature first hand. Fell in love with it the first time I saw a documentary about the desert there, the waterfalls and the vast green landscapes. You have everything in Texas! <3 - Much love from England, G.
Sondra Barker says
Yum! These are such a great alternative to the high sugar snacks that are available in the frozen foods section. I need to try these so I can beat the heat this summer!
I love this recipe! What a healthy summer treat!
Elizabeth O says
These are fantastic looking ice pops. I love the bright color and the fact that it has slices of real fruit embedded inside. Yum!
Terri Beavers says
The grand kids are always asking me to buy popsicles for them. I’d rather make these because I know what’s in them and I really think they’d love them so I wouldn’t be wasting my time. I’ve always wanted to try making some.
I’m a fan of this weather too. People are so quick to rush to September weather and I just want it to sit right at this temperature. As for the ice pops, I’ll take one WITH the glass of red wine….hahaha!
HA! I love that attitude. Just have it both and enjoy! Why not add some wine to the ice pop as well? – Love, G. =D
Ana De- Jesus says
I know right, isn’t the weather absolutely stunning? I like the sound of these grape pops I bet they are super refreshing x
Oh, the weather is absolutely gorgeous here, especially today! – Love, G.
Yummy ! it can a be a perfect idea for fruit party ! Presentation is upto mark ! Its hard for me to reach to this perfection ! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe
Thank you Needa, they might look perfectly arranged but they are not. Just cram the cut up fruit into the form and fill it with juice. It looks fancy but not much work went into them. They will get you a lot of compliments for sure, just try them. – Love, G. =)
Hey Sharonoox says
Ice pops is popular especially during this hot scorching summer and thanks to this easy recipe, I can make some for my kid and his friends. I know they’re going to love it. Using fresh fruit is awesome!
These pops look delish and healthy! I live in Vegas and the average has been 115 the last 15 days! I will def. need to make some of these to keep cool.
seems a good one to give a try, its natural and tasty to think through, i like this. good mixup
These sound so good and look super refreshing. So much better than what comes out of the box!
You need to make more grape desserts!!!!