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Kyle and I have been on an insane peach kick lately, and I’m not mad about it. They’re perfectly ripe right now and legitimately taste like candy. Plus, they’re amazing in cocktails (and pies, too– stay tuned for a mini peach pie recipe later this week). I’ve loved bellinis for as long as I can remember, so I thought it’d be fun to make a batch of boozy bellini popsicles in today’s post! They’re a fun and fruity hybrid between summer cocktails, seasonal fruit, and ice pops, and I think you’re going to love them. Seriously, it’s so hot in Columbia right now, and these boozy ice pops are hands down my favorite way to cool off. Keep reading for the full recipe, including a printable/shareable recipe card!
Boozy Bellini Popsicles
These boozy peach popsicles are the perfect combination of creamy and refreshing, and they’re always a huge hit with (adult) guests! You can also adapt them into custom popsicles by adding in different fruit. I’m sharing my favorite recipe and ingredient list below, but you can also skip ahead and scroll down to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card.
First thing’s first, the recipe for a bellini depends on who you ask, so feel free to adapt these ingredients to your liking. Also, if your measurements are totally off and you make too much, you essentially have a delicious frozen peach bellini on your hands, so don’t let it go to waste! But I digress. Here’s everything you’ll need to make a batch of delicious and refreshing boozy bellini popsicles-
- 2 cups extra dry Champagne– Champagne and popsicles go hand-in-hand! Honestly, any sparkling wine will do, but extra dry Champagne is my go-to for boozy popsicle recipes.
- 2 cups frozen peaches– A bellini isn’t a bellini without peaches! Also, fun fact– frozen fruit is the MVP of adult popsicle recipes. If you use normal juice, the rule of thumb is to maintain a 4:1 ratio of juice to liquor in order to get them to freeze. By using frozen fruit, you’re amping up the booze four-fold!
- Fresh peaches (sliced)– Not only are they pretty, fresh peach slices add a fun textural variety to these boozy popsicles. For extra color, add in raspberries, strawberries, or kiwis, too.
- 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup (optional)- If the popsicles are a little too tart for your liking, simple syrup is a wonderful fix! I typically add two tablespoons of Stirrings Cane Sugar Cocktail Syrup, and it’s the perfect amount of sweetness.
- Popsicle molds– I use these popsicle molds. I like that they have tops and come with their own tray. They also hold up pretty well in the dishwasher, too, although I’ve only ever tried on the top rack.
- Popsicle sticks– Even though my popsicle molds have plastic toppers/sticks, I prefer the way natural wood popsicle sticks look, so I use tin foil as a mold topper and insert these popsicle sticks.
Substitutions and Additions
These boozy bellini popsicles only contain four basic ingredients (champagne, simple syrup, frozen peaches, and fresh peaches), so there are lots of ways to dress them up a bit! Here are a few of my favorite boozy popsicle additions–
- Peach Schnapps- For an even boozier taste, add 1 ounce of peach schnapps to the popsicle mixture. Blend and give it a quick taste. If you’d like a little more flavor, add in an additional 1/2 ounce and blend again until combined.
- Frozen raspberries– If you’ve never had a peach raspberry bellini, you’re missing out. To give it a try in popsicle form, add a handful of frozen raspberries into the popsicles mixture before blending.
Boozy Bellini Popsicles Recipe
Honestly, these boozy peach popsicles are super easy to make, y’all. To start, combine the Champagne, frozen peaches, and 1 ounce of simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Give the mixture a quick taste, and if it’s too tart for your liking, add in a second ounce of simple syrup and blend again until combined.
Next, pour the icy mixture into the popsicle molds (I use these), leaving about an inch for fresh peach slices. Push 4-5 thin peach slices into each mold and, if necessary, add more peach mixture to fill out each popsicle mold. Secure popsicle sticks and freeze for at least eight hours.
Just a tip– if you don’t have plastic popsicle tops, or if you prefer to use natural wood popsicle sticks for aesthetic reasons (guilty!), you can cover the molds with tin foil, cut a thin slice in the center, and use it to keep the popsicle sticks upright and in place. Another solution is to freeze the molds (without sticks) for an hour and then insert the stick once the mixture’s hardened a bit.
Finally, after they’re completely frozen, run each popsicle mold under warm water until you can carefully pull it out. Serve immediately and enjoy– or refreeze until ready to serve. If you’re not sure how long they’ll be sitting out for, I recommend serving over ice to keep them cool or upside down in wine glasses to avoid sticky melted messes.
Popsicle Storage Tips
Homemade popsicles, whether boozy or not, are great because they’re one of the most freezer-friendly treats out there. Here are two of my favorite ways to safely store these boozy popsicles for up to six weeks (and arguably much longer)–
Airtight container or freezer bag– To keep your homemade boozy popsicles fresh and free of freezer burn, store them in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag for up to six weeks. To make sure they don’t meld together in a giant ice ball while storing, lay them on a parchment-lined plate or baking sheet and refreeze them for 20-30 minutes. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag.
Plastic wrap– If you don’t have time to re-freeze each popsicles before transferring to a freezer-safe container, you can cover each popsicle in plastic wrap to avoid them sticking together. Once they’re individually wrapped, transfer to a freezer bag and store for up six weeks.
- 2 cups extra dry Champagne or sparkling wine
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 fresh peaches, thinly sliced
- Combine extra dry Champagne, frozen peaches, and 1 ounce of simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Give the mixture a taste, and if it's too tart for your liking, add in a second ounce of simple syrup and blend again until combined.
- Pour the icy mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about an inch for fresh peach slices. Push 4-5 thin peach slices into each mold and, if necessary, add more peach mixture to fill out the popsicle mold. Secure popsicle sticks in the center and freeze for at least eight hours or (for best results) overnight.
- Once frozen, carefully remove each popsicle from its mold. If you have trouble, run each popsicle mold under warm water until you can carefully pull it out. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly!
Please note that the number of popsicles this recipe yields depends on the size of your popsicle molds.
Popsicle-Making Tips and Tricks
- Creating makeshift popsicle tops- If you don’t have plastic popsicle tops (or if you prefer to use regular natural wood popsicle sticks for aesthetic reasons), you can cover the molds with tin foil, cut a thin slice in the center, and use it to keep the popsicle sticks upright and in place. Another solution is to freeze the molds (without sticks) for an hour and then insert the stick once the mixture’s hardened a bit.
- Removing popsicles from molds- If you have trouble getting the popsicles out of their molds, dip the tip of each mold in warm water for a few seconds and try again. It works like a charm and won’t damage or melt the popsicles.
- Avoiding melted popsicle messes- To avoid sticky messes, I recommend serving your boozy bellini popsicles over ice (to keep them cool) or upside down in cocktail glasses to catch any (delicious) melted bellini sludge.
- Peach Schnapps- For an even boozier taste, add 1 ounce of peach schnapps to the popsicle mixture before blending. Give it a taste, and if you'd like a little more flavor, add in an additional 1/2 ounce.
- Frozen raspberries- If you've never had a peach raspberry bellini, you're missing out. To give it a try in popsicle form, add a handful of frozen raspberries into the popsicles mixture before blending.
Airtight container or freezer bag- To keep your boozy bellini popsicles fresh and free of freezer burn, store them in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag for up to six weeks. To make sure they don't meld together in a giant ice ball while storing, lay them on a parchment-lined plate or baking sheet and refreeze them for 20-30 minutes before transferring to an airtight container or freezer bag.
Plastic wrap- If you don't have time to re-freeze each popsicles before transferring to a freezer-safe container, you can cover each popsicle in plastic wrap to avoid them sticking together. Once they're individually wrapped, transfer to a freezer bag and store for up six weeks.
Nutrition InformationYield 8Serving Size 1 popsicle
Amount Per ServingCalories 98Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 1g
Nutritional information isn't always accurate and can vary based on a number of factors, including but not limited to discrepancies among brands, precision of measurements, and freshness of ingredients.
More Boozy Popsicles to Try
Y’all… the sky’s the limit when it comes to homemade popsicle recipes. If you want to make them boozy, all you need is some wine or liquor and real fruit, preferably frozen but juice works, too. That’s the “secret sauce” for pretty much all alcoholic popsicles. Here are a few of my other favorite easy alcoholic popsicle recipes–
- Boozy Coconut Lime Popsicles– I created this recipe a few years ago and still make a batch at least three or four times each summer. They’re better than any creamy coconut cocktail I’ve ever had, and they’re paleo, too!
- Homemade Blueberry Basil Popsicles– Okay, so these aren’t alcoholic, but you can make them alcoholic by subbing in white rum for water! I also recommend switching the basil for mint. These popsicles basically turn into an icy blueberry mojitos, and they’re delicious!
- Blue Lagoon Cocktail Popsicles– Made with Hawaiian punch, swedish fish, and blue curacao liquor, these blue lagoon popsicles are as cute as they are refreshing! She also created a mocktail version, too, that’s perfect for kids!
- Raspberry Gin Fizz Popsicles– I love raspberries and gin, so it’s no surprise that I love these raspberry gin fizz popsicles. Highly recommend if you’re a fan of club soda and gin!
If you tried this boozy bellini peach popsicles recipe for yourself, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you had any trouble. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help!
Photography by Catherine Rhodes