Ack, so we never got a chance to meet up with the Mom's club Wednesday. I mean, we got there, but when I arrived, I didn't see anyone I recognized and it looked like they were having a birthday party so we just played on our own. It wasn't until later that they told me it was them. In a weird, social anxiety/awkwardness way, it worked out cause they had their own Happy Baby Company truck giving out frozen treats, so my ice cream was totally not even needed and I would've felt all weird with my humble homemade ice cream. More for us at least!
Oh, oh, but I wanted to talk to you about something before I forget again. I've been thinking about coming out with an ebook. Nothing major, just a book of maybe 30 - 40 sweet breakfasts (thanks everyone who suggested that on facebook!). What do you think? Would you be interested in something like that? I am thinking really decadent types of breakfasts like chocolate peanut butter fudge pancakes and "candy bar" breakfast rolls, quick and easy breakfasts, and maybe even a section on healthy sweet options and smoothie. Whaddya say?
Let me know in the comments.
In the meantime let's talk about these popsicles. I've been all over these popsicles the past two weeks. If you are like me and have a bit of a love affair with wine, these popsicles are for you (and go really well with a glass of wine on the side!). I was inspired by the plum wine I would always order when my friends and I would go to Wagamama. I honestly haven't thought of the noodle bar in ages, but I just bought their cookbook and all the memories came flooding back. The stores near actual me didn't have any, so I thought instead I would take the literal road and mix ripe plums with my favorite pinot noir. Best. decision. Ever.
These popsicles are so addictive and are lightly sweet with a wonderful balance of wine and plum. I promise you won't be able to just have just one!
Plum and Wine Popsicles
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water divided
- 6 plums peeled and sliced
- 1 cup pinot noir
- In a saucepan, heat the sugar and ¼ cup of the water until the sugar dissolves and the mixture just begins to simmer. Add the plums and allow to cook for about 1 minute. Allow to cool slightly.
- Blend the plums in a blender until smooth. Add in the wine and remaining water and blend until combined. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for about 1 ½ hours, then insert popsicle sticks. Allow to freeze until solid - about 3 - 4 hours. To remove, run warm water over the molds to help release the popsicles.
Brandy Myers says
Those chocolate peanut butter fudge pancakes sound AMAZING!!!! Great way to start the day and then finish it off with a cool summer treat like these popsicles.
Wow these look delicious. Lovely photography! Will have to try - bookmarking.
Joanne Bruno says
I would/will be that totally anxious self conscious mom also, so I totally get it!! Also, more for you? I am so in love with the fact that you put WINE in popsicles. Good life choice.
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
Those popsicles look so refreshing! And I love the plum and wine flavors - sounds yummy!! 🙂
Plums are my favorite summer fruit - pinned!
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four says
Yum! Who doesn't love a little booze in their dessert? 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Your ice cream and popsicle recipes make me sooo hungry! Delicious 🙂
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Today is my birthday and I would just like to eat cake and boozy popsicles ALL DAY LONG. These are FAB. The color = perfection!
Happy birthday, Liz!!! I wish I could send these over to you as a gift <3