Chocolate, cherry and wine. Can it get any better? Oh yes, how about a chocolate cherry pinot noir wine-sicle!
It’s summer in Chicago, or so they say. It was one of the rare hot days we had and I was craving something cold. I didn’t want ice cream, I try to avoid sugar and besides I really didn’t want anything too sweet. I started to wonder if you could freeze wine. Yes, that is how my mind works. I googled it and saw it was! I actually found several wine popsicles recipes, which made me feel better. I’m not the only wine-obsessed person out there. But what I really wanted was chocolate too… so I went to work.
These chocolate cherry wine-sicles have a bit of a fudgesicle taste to them and it goes perfect with the cherry and Pinot Noir.
You’ll need about a half bottle of Pinot Noir. I used Robert Mondavi but you can use any red wine that goes well with cherries. Avoid anything heavy and oaky. To sweeten the cocoa powder I used coconut palm sugar. As I mentioned, I try to avoid sugar and coconut palm sugar is a great alternative. It’s low glycemic, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar like regular sugar will. It contains some trace minerals, so you’re not consuming empty calories. Plus it has great flavor, tastes a bit like brown sugar. I may be a wino, but I’m a healthy one! 😉
It’s wine, frozen on a stick… does it get any better than that? I’m sure the hot days of summer are coming and now you’ll be ready.
I hope you enjoy them and stay cool!