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Freeze your own wine pops at home

This summer, kick it up a notch and cool down with these wine-filled popsicles.

In the dog days of summer, no treat can hit the spot quite like an ice-cold popsicle. But who says pops are just for kids? This summer, kick it up a notch and cool down with these wine-filled popsicles.

Last summer, New Zealand’s Kim Crawford Wines teamed up with the Brooklyn-based People’s Pops to create some deliciously cool summer sweets. While no longer available in stores, thankfully they left the recipes online so that you can make them at home!

If you love Creamsicles, try the Sauvignon Blanc Infused Yellow Peach and Vanilla Ice Pops. The creaminess of the vanilla pairs naturally with peaches, and the sauvignon blanc’s crisp acidity offers a refreshing balance. For more of a punch, freeze up a batch of Pinot Noir Infused Blackberry Ice Pops. The blackberries will bring out the dark fruit flavors in the pinot noir, making for the most luxurious of frozen treats.

All across the country, people are experimenting with all sorts of delectable wine popsicle recipes. Add some Spanish flair to your freezer with a tray of White Sangria Popsicles, an icy twist on the traditional wine cocktail. Honest Cooking toyed around with four different recipes, their bubbly Cavasicles looking particularly luscious. For those ice cream addicts, try this recipe for Red Wine Fudgesicles. Although the recipe doesn’t specify, try using syrah, whose spiciness and notes of dark cherry will pair well with the chocolate.

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7 Crazy Popsicle Recipes to Help You Cool Down This Summer

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It’s summertime and the weather is fine. That means one thing – popsicles. Perfect for cooling you down in the afternoon or providing a light, sweet finish to a summer dinner party. These recipes go beyond the classic chocolate pop and straight into gourmet territory.

1. Pea Popsicle

Eating those peas won’t be a problem when they are in this yummy popsicle. Just place frozen peas and water in a popsicle mold, freeze, and then stare in shock as your kids clamor for “more peas, please!” Get the recipe here.

2. Margarita Cream Pops

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world, right? These creamy, tart popsicles have a kick from tequila and a surprising dash of salt. They are sweet, refreshing, and definitely not kid approved. Get our Margarita Cream Pops recipe.

3. Honeydew Melon Pops

These creamy ice pops get their punch of flavor from ripe honeydew melon. Feel free to use cantaloupe if that’s what you have in the fridge. Get our Honeydew Melon Pops recipe.

4. Malai Kulfi Ice Pops

These Indian popsicles are fragrant with cardamom and saffron and loaded with crunchy pistachios. They are incredibly thick and creamy – an ideal ending to an outdoor BBQ. Get our Malai Kulfi Ice Pops recipe.

5. Peaches n Cream Pops

An elegant twist on an old-school favorite. Tangy mascarpone cheese blends with sugar, cream, and ripe yellow peaches (though nectarines may be substituted) for an unforgettable summer treat. Get our Peaches n Cream Pops recipe.

6. Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls Ice Pops

For those of you who like to break it up with a little texture. The tapioca pearls thaw as you eat the pop, becoming pleasantly chewy, for a fun twist on bubble tea. Get our Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls Ice Pops recipe.

7. Chai Popsicles

Just freeze Chai milkshakes in popsicle molds and boom – there you are! Ice cream, milk, and tons of aromatics like ginger, peppercorns, and masala chai, combine to make an unforgettable dessert. Get our Chai Popsicles recipe.

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Cool Down This Summer By Making These Wine Popsicles At Home

Summer is on the horizon, bringing with it the promise of spending time outdoors, socializing with friends and family, and of course, finding creative and fun ways to beat the heat. In a delicious twist on this noble pursuit, wine popsicles channel the spirit of summer with their flavor, fun, and ability to cool you down during the height of summer’s heat. Whether you only have a few ingredients, or your pantry is bursting with variations for this classic summer treat, check out these recipes to get started on making your own wine popsicles at home.

Blackberry Sangria Popsicles

This recipe comes from Gina Buck, the beverage director of Concord Hill, a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Two 750 ml bottles of Rose wine - Your wine choice is very important! Stick to a quality dry rose, not too sweet or dark in color. My go to is Red Car's Rose from California.
  • 1 cup cognac
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups sliced peaches and or plums
  • fresh basil

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  • In a saucepan, combine 2 cups of blackberries, sugar, salt, and water.
  • Bring to a boil and then lower the heat, simmering for 10 minutes and stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes in the pan.
  • Strain out the berries and gently push them in your colander to remove as much liquid as you can. We don't want to mash or muddle the berries.
  • Discard blackberries, and let the syrup cool completely.
  • In a large container or bowl, add wine, cognac, lemon juice, sliced fruit, remaining blackberries, a few sprigs of basil, and cooled syrup.
  • Stir, cover, and refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours. I usually let mine sit overnight. Remove the basil sprigs before serving as sangria.

To transform them into popsicles:

This part is easy. Whether you have popsicle molds, ice trays, or zip lock bags, use your imagination! I prefer little ziplock bags, though they can be a bit trickier to keep molded while they freeze.

  • Ladle out some of the sangria, if you want to keep some of the fruit in there, go for it!
  • Pour it into the top of the bag through a funnel, and keep the zipped part upright. The easiest way to do this is to tape the top of the bag to a container while it freezes, creating a push-up popsicle form.
  • Once frozen, open the bag, squeeze, and enjoy!

Strawberry and basil wine popsicles are a delicious way to beat the heat

Frozé del Diablo Popsicles

This recipe yields 6 popsicles and uses half a bottle of wine. To use the entire bottle of wine, get a second large 6-cube ice tray and double the recipe.

  • 2 cups Casillero del Diablo Rosé
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce (white) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ ounces simple syrup
  • 3 medium strawberries, plus additional
  • Fresh basil
  • Popsicle sticks
  • 1 large 6-cube ice tray
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender (except basil, additional strawberries, and popsicle sticks) and blend until smooth. Let settle.
  • Double strain into a standard large 6 ice cube tray.
  • Slice additional strawberries and tear basil. Distribute evenly across the ice cube tray.
  • Cover the tray with foil and stick popsicle sticks through into the ice cube molds.
  • Freeze overnight for at least 12 hours.
  • Carefully remove and enjoy responsibly.

A plate of wine popsicles

Noble Winesicle

This recipe yields 12 popsicles.

  • 1/2 bottle of Noble Vines 515 Rosé
  • 1 cup raspberry lemonade
  • 4 medium-sized strawberries
  • Handful basil leaves
  • In a pitcher or blender, combine the rosé and raspberry lemonade.
  • Cut the strawberries into small cubes or slices. Add to the rosé mixture and stir. Pour into popsicle molds. Make sure to evenly distribute the fruit. Add the basil leaves.
  • Place in refrigerator and freeze for at least 3 hours. Enjoy as a regular popsicle or place them in a wine glass with some rosé.

Bonterra in can form and in popsicle form

Next Level Wine Popsicles

  • Combine ⅓ Bonterra Rosé with ⅔ sparkling water.
  • Mix in honey to sweeten to taste.
  • Place sliced fruit of your choosing in popsicle molds and fill with liquid mixture.
  • Freeze until solid and enjoy!

Ali Wunderman is a freelance travel journalist focusing on wildlife, sustainability, and outdoor adventure. She also covers food and beverage. Her work includes pieces

Cool Down with These 5 Healthy Summer Drinks

There’s nothing better than a refreshing drink on a hot day. Make that drink with therapeutic herbs and fruits, and you can truly cool your body from the inside out. Here are five of our favorite healthy summer drinks that hydrate and soothe.

These recipes are the perfect, fun way to learn about herbs and share them with your friends and family this summer!

1. Hibiscus-Mint Cooler

This gorgeous hibiscus tea will quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Spearmint is a cooling aromatic plant, while hibiscus gives us a refreshing tangy taste. Feel free to throw in other fresh herbs from the garden, too – perhaps a sprig of lavender, some violet leaves, or a few sprigs of lemongrass.

2. Peach Smoothie

Peaches, like most foods, can be an important part of our medicine chest. When you eat a peach you experience moistness and coolness. That makes peaches a great remedy for the heat of summer. Cool your body down with this yummy peach and coconut milk smoothie.

3. Watermelon and Strawberry Agua Fresca

Watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated. Besides offering moisture in its juicy fruit, it is also high in potassium, which helps to maintain our body’s electrolyte balance. Blended with strawberries and mint, this watermelon drink recipe is cooling and delicious.

4. Fermented Blueberry Soda

Lacto-fermented sodas are full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy microorganisms that help our digestion. These sodas truly are a wonderful health tonic to add to your diet! You can use this recipe with any seasonal fruits like blueberries, blackberries, or peaches.

5. Cooling Thandai

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25 New Sorbet Recipes To Cool Down With This Summer

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With the onset of summer, it is important to know what is good and safe to feed your dogs. While we don’t want to change their daily meals, we do have the opportunity to be able to give them some fresh home-made treats which will cool them down.

We all know that dogs have a higher internal body temperature than us humans and hence, it is important that we tweak their diets in the summer months so as to avoid them feeling too hot. A higher core temperature will result in hair loss in patches, dehydration and panting.

Some key food elements to avoid in summer are mutton, beef (buffalo meat) and egg yolks. While some pet parents feed their dogs mangoes, they are to be avoided too.

Some food elements which are good for your dogs in summer are chicken, egg white, curd, cucumber, cauliflower and brown rice.

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  • *Do not remove the marrow
  • *Boil the bones with the mint in a pressure cooked for 4-5 whistles
  • *Let it cool and remove any marrow and meat and leave it in the soup

After you make the broth, you can serve this in multiple ways

a. Chilled — as a soup in the summer months

b. Frozen — keep 1 ice cube tray and make ice of the broth and serve it after your dog comes back from a walk

  • *Boil and puree the liver
  • *Whisk the curd until smooth
  • *Mix the liver and the curd till blended well
  • *Portion this out into 5 small bowls/containers and freeze

You can replace the liver with blended raw bananas, mashed sweet potato also. This is to be served frozen as an ice cream

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He is now highlighting it amid new tensions between the United States and China over Taiwan. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times While it has been known in broader strokes that United States officials considered using atomic weapons against mainland China if the crisis escalated, the pages reveal in new detail how aggressive military leaders were in pushing for authority to do so if communist forces, which had started shelling the so-called offshore islands, intensified their attacks. The crisis in 1958 instead ebbed when Mao Zedong’s communist forces broke off the attacks on the islands, leaving them in the control of Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalist Republic of China forces based on Taiwan. More than six decades later, strategic ambiguity about Taiwan’s status — and about American willingness to use nuclear weapons to defend it — persists. The previously censored information is significant both historically and now, said Odd Arne Westad, a Yale University historian who specializes in the Cold War and China and who reviewed the pages for The New York Times. “This confirms, to me at least, that we came closer to the United States using nuclear weapons” during the 1958 crisis “than what I thought before,” he said. “In terms of how the decision-making actually took place, this is a much more illustrative level than what we have seen.” Drawing parallels to today’s tensions — when China’s own conventional military might has grown far beyond its 1958 ability, and when it has its own nuclear weapons — Westad said the documents provided fodder to warn of the dangers of an escalating confrontation over Taiwan. Even in 1958, officials doubted the United States could successfully defend Taiwan using only conventional weapons, the documents show. If China invaded today, Westad said, “it would put tremendous pressure on U.S. policymakers, in the case of such a confrontation, to think about how they might deploy nuclear weapons.” “That should be sobering for everyone involved,” he added. In exposing a historical antecedent for the present tensions, Ellsberg said that was exactly the takeaway he wanted the public to debate. He argued that inside the Pentagon, contingency planning was likely underway for the possibility of an armed conflict over Taiwan — including what to do if any defense using conventional weapons appeared to be falling short. “As the possibility of another nuclear crisis over Taiwan is being bandied about this very year, it seems very timely to me to encourage the public, Congress and the executive branch to pay attention to what I make available to them,” he said about what he characterized as “shallow” and “reckless” high-level discussions during the 1958 Taiwan Strait crisis. He added, “I do not believe the participants were more stupid or thoughtless than those in between or in the current Cabinet.” Among other details, the pages that the government censored in the official release of the study describe the attitude of Gen. Laurence Kutner, the top Air Force commander for the Pacific. He wanted authorization for a first-use nuclear attack on mainland China at the start of any armed conflict. To that end, he praised a plan that would start by dropping atomic bombs on Chinese airfields but not other targets, arguing that its relative restraint would make it harder for skeptics of nuclear warfare in the U.S. government to block the plan. “There would be merit in a proposal from the military to limit the war geographically” to the air bases, “if that proposal would forestall some misguided humanitarian’s intention to limit a war to obsolete iron bombs and hot lead,” Kutner said at one meeting. At the same time, officials considered it very likely that the Soviet Union would respond to an atomic attack on China with retaliatory nuclear strikes. (In retrospect, it is not clear whether this premise was accurate. Historians say U.S. leaders, who saw communism as a monolithic global conspiracy, did not appreciate or understand an emerging Sino-Soviet split.) But U.S. military officials preferred that risk to the possibility of losing the islands. The study paraphrased Gen. Nathan Twining, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as saying that if atomic bombings of air bases did not force China to break off the conflict, there would be “no alternative but to conduct nuclear strikes deep into China as far north as Shanghai.” He suggested that such strikes would “almost certainly involve nuclear retaliation against Taiwan and possibly against Okinawa,” the Japanese island where U.S. military forces were based, “but he stressed that if national policy is to defend the offshore islands then the consequences had to be accepted.” The study also paraphrased the secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, as observing to the Joint Chiefs of Staff that “nobody would mind very much the loss of the offshore islands but that loss would mean further communist aggression. Nothing seems worth a world war until you looked at the effect of not standing up to each challenge posed.” Ultimately, President Dwight Eisenhower pushed back against the generals and decided to rely on conventional weapons at first. But nobody wanted to enter another protracted conventional conflict like the Korean War, so there was “unanimous belief that this would have to be quickly followed by nuclear strikes unless the Chinese communists called off this operation.” Ellsberg said he copied the full version of the study when he copied the Pentagon Papers. But he did not share the Taiwan study with reporters who wrote about the Vietnam War study in 1971, like Neil Sheehan of The Times. Ellsberg quietly posted the full study online in 2017 when he published a book, “Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.” One of its footnotes mentions in passing that passages and pages omitted from the study are available on his website. But he did not quote the study’s material in his book, he said, because lawyers for his publisher worried about potential legal liability. He also did little else to draw attention to the fact that its redacted pages are visible in the version he posted. As a result, few noticed it. One of the few who did was William Burr, a senior analyst at George Washington University’s National Security Archive, who mentioned it in a footnote in a March blog post about threats to use nuclear weapons in the Cold War. Burr said he had tried about two decades to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a new declassification review of the study — which was written by Morton Halperin for the RAND Corp. — but the Pentagon was unable to locate an unabridged copy in its files. (RAND, a nongovernmental think tank, is not itself subject to information act requests.) Ellsberg said tensions over Taiwan did not seem as urgent in 2017. But the uptick in saber-rattling — he pointed to a recent cover of The Economist magazine that labeled Taiwan “the most dangerous place on Earth” and a recent opinion column by The Times’ Thomas Friedman titled, “Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?” — prompted him to conclude it was important to get the information into greater public view. Michael Szonyi, a Harvard University historian and author of a book about one of the offshore islands at the heart of the crisis, “Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line,” called the material’s availability “hugely interesting.” Any new confrontation over Taiwan could escalate, and officials today would be “asking themselves the same questions that these folks were asking in 1958,” he said, linking the risks created by “dramatic” miscalculations and misunderstandings during serious planning for the use of nuclear weapons in 1958 and today’s tensions. Ellsberg said he also had another reason for highlighting his exposure of that material. Now 90, he said he wanted to take on the risk of becoming a defendant in a test case challenging the Justice Department’s growing practice of using the Espionage Act to prosecute officials who leak information. Enacted during World War I, the Espionage Act makes it a crime to retain or disclose, without authorization, defense-related information that could harm the United States or aid a foreign adversary. Its wording covers everyone — not only spies — and it does not allow defendants to urge juries to acquit on the basis that disclosures were in the public interest. Using the Espionage Act to prosecute leakers was once rare. In 1973, Ellsberg himself was charged under it, before a judge threw out the charges because of government misconduct. The first successful such conviction was in 1985. But it has now become routine for the Justice Department to bring such charges. Most of the time, defendants strike plea deals to avoid long sentences, so there is no appeal. The Supreme Court has not confronted questions about whether the law’s wording or application trammels First Amendment rights. Saying the Justice Department should charge him for his open admission that he disclosed the classified study about the Taiwan crisis without authorization, Ellsberg said he would handle his defense in a way that would tee up the First Amendment issues for the Supreme Court. “I will, if indicted, be asserting my belief that what I am doing — like what I’ve done in the past — is not criminal,” he said, arguing that using the Espionage Act “to criminalize classified truth-telling in the public interest” is unconstitutional. This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company

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