Thursday, August 24, 2017

Summer Poptails - Kiwi Moscato Wine Pops

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A version of this recipe appeared on my former website, Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine. Since I accidentally let that name expire, I am re-doing some of my favorite recipes, like these Kiwi Moscato Poptails.

You guys, I have been meaning to put this up here ALL SUMMER and I finally finally had time. This was my very first viral recipe, after appearing on the almighty Buzzfeed a few years ago. You may remember them looking like this:


It was one of the first remotely good looking food photos I took, and to be honest aside from being a bit washed out, it holds up. I forget if this was before or after I got my "nice camera" but I love the bright colors. It makes me feel like these updated pics, while looking rustic-ish, are a little flat. I dunno, what do you think?

These kiwi moscato wine pops are the perfect summer treat, really. A little bit sour, a little bit sweet, and a little bit boozy! And yes, they do freeze solid, but they are a bit soft, so you need to wiggle them out of the mold very gently.


Back in Massachusetts, the end of summer was always a sad time, because it meant the never-ending winter was right around the corner. But now I live in Texas, where the summer stretches through October and the winter is so very mild.

Which means I can enjoy these tasty treats all year round! Boo-yah.

Turning booze into dessert is becoming more and more popular, and I'm definitely not complaining. The term "winesicle" is also becoming a thing. I like it.


Kiwi Moscato Wine Pops/Poptails/Winesicles

  • 3 ripe kiwis, peeled
  • 1/2 cup moscato wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp liquid sugar, such as simple syrup or agave nectar (use half as much for artificial liquid sweetener, like stevia)


-In a blender, pulse ingredients until well-blended, but make sure the kiwi seeds haven't been totally pulverized.

-Pour into pop mold of choice. Please note that this makes about a cup and a half of liquid, so you may need more or less depending on the size of your molds.

-Freeze overnight or for 4 hours, checking after 2 hours.

-To remove from mold, run the mold under lukewarm tapwater and gently squeeze while pulling the stick. It should come out intact.


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33 comments:

  1. These sound so yummy. I love how they look too!

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  2. These are super colorful! They sound like they'd be perfect for a hot summer day on the patio.

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  3. Your pops are so vivid and scream for summer. Fortunately I live in a all year round hot climate and ice pops are always popular, I would love to taste your kiwi pops!

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  4. Love the idea and they look amazing. I would serve these for dessert or for a snack -- for adults!

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  5. I love the idea of boozy pops - I live in Phoenix, so it's always hot here! Lots of excuses to eat these!! They have fruit, so they're like salad - right?

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  6. I love the ides of making popsicles with wine) Nice summer treat!

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  7. Ok...I am a wine lover....so this "adult" frozen treat sounds good to me. I will have to remember these for next summer.

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  8. What a super fun adult treat for the summer. Your Kiwi Moscato Poptails sound tasty and refreshing!

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  9. That sounds so good. Perfect for a summer BBQ party.

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  10. Wine pops will be perfect for us! I should hide it from kids though, but this will be a hit!

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  11. I don't drink but I could definitely pass this recipe along to my friends who love their alcohol!

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  12. Definitely not one for the kids, but will pin for future use. Thanks, they look fab!

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  13. This would really be a perfect treat for summer definitely and the wine certainly spice things up from your normal Popsicle. And if you have kids you can just make them a regular kiwi pop, maybe mixed with few berries and all that.

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  14. This summer fruit pops are always so popular. Love the flavor of kiwi and moscato.. Sounds so yum..

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  15. Oh now these sound delicious - I wouldn't have thought of using kiwi in a ice pop and I bet for wine lovers the addition of the wine is perfect.

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  16. while I always try and make 'fun and easy' treats for the kids, I LOVE that mommy gets a little treat herself! What a great recipe - I just have to make sure my husband knows they are adult only ;)

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  17. I am loving the look of these poptails! A spin on the classic kid popsicle. Would be great for a grown up party. :)

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  18. It was like you created these popsicles just for me! I totally want a couple of these on a hot afternoon to cool off with.

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  19. What a unique chilled way to have a little cocktail with desert. I'm going to have to try these. I'm sending this link to my sister now, I know she'll want to make them as well.

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  20. Oh wow these look absolutely incredible and incredibly easy to make. I can even imagine making these in ice cubes and throwing them in a nice spritzer.

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  21. What a fun treat for the adults! This looks so yummy and refreshing!

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  22. Oh my goodness these sound amazing!!! What a great summer treat, especially for this hot weather! YUM!

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  23. What a super treat for summer. For mommy break, this is perfect.

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  24. Kiwi and wine? That sounds such a creative combo, Im sure these popsicles taste amazing!

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  25. These look so delicious and refreshing. They will be great for girls night. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make a batch to try this weekend.

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  26. Yes!!! I'm all for adult popsicles. We love our wine and kiwi fruit -- getting two fruits in at once that is so great. Let's hear it for a great combination -- grapes and kiwis!!

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  27. I have these SAME popsicle molds in yellow and recently made some Berries n Cream pops. I never thought about making some with kiwi…it sounds like a yummy idea.

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  28. What a delicious summer treat for the adults!! Love that it can be made sugar-free!

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  29. wine, kiwi, and into an Ice Pop, that is just delicious! Great treats for ladies night too!

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  30. This sounds good! I love Kiwi and this is perfect to enjoy it even more. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Ohhh, now that's something healthy and delicious for the whole family. It's a perfect refreshment not just for summer but for rainy days too, if the family would want it. (Gee Villaruz)

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