Chianti, Blueberry and Basil Icepops

Wine Icepops - Popsicles with wine, blueberries and basil simple syrup

Wine icepops? Wine Popsicles? What?



How can you go wrong with adult popsicles, wine popsicles? We had a 1/3 bottle of Chianti that needed to be imbibed, but I just didn’t feel like drinking it (I know, crazy, right?!) so I thought, why not freeze it and make something that I can enjoy when it is hot out instead of a glass of room temp red wine?



We have an abundance of basil in our garden, and as basil pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the Chianti, I made a blueberry/basil simple syrup to go with the wine. Besides, I needed some blueberries make it healthy, right?




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Chianti Icepops with blueberries and basil leaves on a slate


Wine Popsicles

The blueberry basil simple syrup has a nice fruity sweetness with a fresh herbal freshness and is the ingredient that turns these wine popsicles into a a real sweet treat. The syrup also lowers the alcohol content enough to allow the mixture to freeze.



For some alcoholic icepops you might have issues getting the mixture to freeze hard enough, so it is necessary to mix the booze with a syrup or other liquid mix until the percentage of alcohol is low enough to allow the popsicles.






In our case, the simple syrup made for a delicious combination with the chianti and complimented the wine while adding another layer of flavor in the popsicle molds.  We hope you will enjoy these boozy adult popsicles this summer!







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Yield: 12

Chianti, Blueberry and Basil Icepops - Wine Popsicles

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 35 minutes
Want an adult version of a frozen treat? Try these wine popsicles made with chianti wine, blueberries and basil.


Blueberry Basil Simple Syrup

  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8-10 basil leaves, torn up

For the Icepops

  • Blueberries (4-5) in each popsicle mold
  • 2 cups Bueberry Basil Simple Syrup
  • Red wine (less than 1/2 a bottle)


For the Popsicles

Place blueberries in popsicle containers.

Combine liquids and pour into the popsicle molds

Freeze 8-10 hours until firm.


For the Blueberry Basil Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over high heat.

Bring to a boil.

Reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Break up the blueberries and take off heat and let it cool.

Strain to take out basil piece and blueberries.


You can use any wine, but dry reds will work best. Chianti, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 35.6g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 34.7g Protein: 0.1g



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37 thoughts on “Chianti, Blueberry and Basil Icepops

  1. Wow, I have never had an adult popsicle before, I am totally missing out! Excited to try this recipe 🙂

    1. Jay kept coming up with funny names for them – Chiantisicles, winesicles, adult popsicles…….LOL! Leave me alone kids, mommy is having her own popsicle!

  2. I didn’t think alcohol froze, who knew! I’m excited to try these. Thanks for making summer even more enjoyable!

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