Celebrate Life With Cherries, Chocolate & Red Wine Ice Pops! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

Desserts
5 months ago
Celebrate Life With Cherries, Chocolate & Red Wine Ice Pops!

Who says ice pops are just for kids? Combine red winedark chocolate and cherries, and you'll have the adults standing in line for these babies!

You'll need:

  • 1 cup Thomas Fogarty Cabernet (or your favorite Cabernet) 
  • 1 bar of 70% or higher good-quality dark chocolate, chipped into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cherries, deseeded and smashed

Here's how to make them:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the sugar and the wine on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture just begins to simmer.
  2. Add the cherries and allow to cook for about 3 - 5 minutes. Cool slightly. 
  3. Process everything except the chocolate in a food processor or standing blender until smooth. 
  4. Return to the saucepan and stir in chocolate to melt and combine. Cool.
  5. Pour the mixture into molds and freeze for about 1 1/2 hours, then insert wooden sticks. Allow to freeze until solid an additional 3 - 4 hours. To remove from molds, run warm water over the molds to help release the ice pops.

Variation: Freeze in a shallow glass casserole pan stirring a few times during the freeze time. Serve by scooping into bowls! If you are feeling really stressed, just eat it out of the container with a giant spoon!

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Donna John
All I need is the cherries! On the shopping list. Can't wait to try these, Chef Gigi Gaggero !
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, you just made my summer, LOL! I'd like to make these for Dieter Schmitz 's birthday party! W00T!! :-) Chef Gigi Gaggero Donna John Meredith Schneider Holly Budde Renee Herren
Donna John
I'm making them for ... Tuesday! lol When is Dieter's birthday??
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Early June! Perfect timing for this amazing treat. Can't wait to try. If you make them before I do, share!! Donna John
Holly Budde
oh My! I'm with you on this making summer!~ Whichever one of you makes this first, do share.
Donna John
Chef Gigi Gaggero , what do you think about making them with this??? I'm thinking yes. :-)
Pam McCormick
Ooooooh this has my name all over it! Thanks Chef Gigi Gaggero !
Donna John
Cherries are on my shopping list. Fingers crossed they have some. Could you use frozen, Chef Gigi Gaggero ?

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