Monday, July 18, 2011

Sangria on a Stick


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Zest of ½ lime
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks (about 1 pound)
  • 2 dried star anise pods
  • 1½ tablespoons white rum
  • Juice of 2 to 3 oranges (2/3 cup)
  • 2½ cups dry white wine


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. In a medium bowl,
    combine the sugar, ginger and lime zest. Add the pineapple and toss.
  2. Scrape the pineapple into the skillet, add the star anise and cook, without
     stirring, until the pineapple caramelizes, 5 minutes. Stir in the rum and let the
    alcohol burn off, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange
     juice, scraping the bottom of the pan; let cool.
  3. Discard the anise. Puree the fruit mixture in a blender. Stir in the white wine
     and pour the mixture into ice-pop molds. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours

I am not sure what I like most about these???  The name, the color or the refreshing twist on something old?  Well I think all of the above.  Seems like popsicle's you make at home are very in right now.  It is certainly a fun idea, as well as something you can make personal to you.  Surf your magazines and the internet and there are many fun ideas out there.  A summer treat to enjoy!

*I found this recipe at

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