Ok, guys, I just made the PERFECT summer adult treat!! Winesicles!!! OOOH so excited!! And this recipe is a riff on one of my absolutely favorite Italian desserts – peaches in red wine. We grew up with our Italian relatives tossing peaches in their red wine whenever peaches were in season…no need for any fancy dessert with our clan. Just bring peaches. There was always wine around. I remember our grandfather sitting under his pergola on a summer’s eve – slicing fresh peaches with his pocket knife, letting them slowly slide from the knife to his wine glass while we sat mesmerized watching. Occasionally, he would offer us a wine-dipped peach in exchange for a solemn promise to not tell our mother.
So….with peaches in season in my neck of the woods and a recent flurry of boozy popsicle recipes floating on the blogs, I thought I’d give my favorite dessert a try as a winesicle. Candidly, I was concerned that the popsicles might not freeze because of the alcohol content in the vino – but 8 hours later and my winesicles were born! All I did was toss a few peaches in a bit of lemon juice and sugar. Roasted them for about 25-30 minutes until soft and juicy. Tossed 2 of them in a blender. Mixed in some red wine. That’s basically it!! Oh this winesicle idea is going to be a thing in my house for awhile – so stop on by for a frosty treat if you are in the hood!!
Roasted Peach Winesicles
- 3 peaches
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup dry red wine
- Popsicle mold
Makes 6 popsicles.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Place the peaches in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with the juice of the lemon. Add about 1 teaspoon sugar and toss again.
Arrange the peaches, cut side up, in a baking dish or on a sheet tray. Place in oven and roast until the peaches are tender, 25-30 minutes. Check occasionally. Remove from oven. Let cool.
Place 4 peach halves in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Add in the red wine and stir until incorporated. Dice the remaining 2 peach halves, discarding the skin.
Place a bit of the diced peaches in the bottom of each of the popsicle molds. Careful pour in the wine/peach mixture. Freeze for approximately 1 hour. Add in the sticks and freeze overnight. That’s it!!