Something Sweet for Your Sweetheart | Valentines Day Recipe

Something Sweet for Your Sweetheart | Valentines Day Recipe by popular Vancouver blogger The Urban Umbrella*This Valentines Day recipe blog post was written in partnership with Inniskillin

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have begun dreaming up ways to celebrate our first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple. Speaking of which, how has it already been 6 months since our wedding day? It feels like it was just yesterday!

Valentines Day Recipe by popular Vancouver blogger The Urban Umbrella

Now, I know it sounds cheesy but we’ve always looked at Valentine’s Day as the perfect excuse to carve out a bit of time for one another. My husband and I both work pretty intense schedules (honestly, I would venture to say that Monday to Friday we only see each other right before we go to bed, and right before he heads to the office) so when there’s a day to take some time for us, we jump at it.

Valentines Day Recipe by popular Vancouver blogger The Urban Umbrella

Anyways, since Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday this year, we’re staying in. But that doesn’t mean we’re not having a little celebration at home! We’ll be breaking into our favourite Inniskillin Riesling Icewine, and munching on some yummy ice-wine gummies! If you’re like me, and are looking for a sweet way to celebrate Valentines Day this year then this fun, Icewine-infused Valentines Day recipe is for you.

Valentines Day Recipe by popular Vancouver blogger The Urban Umbrella

A SWEET VALENTINES DAY RECIPE FOR YOUR SWEETHEART

Inniskillin Riesling Icewine Gummies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. gelatin
  • Pinch citric acid or dash of lemon juice

Method:

  1. In small heavy bottom pot, mix ice wine and the citric acid/ lemon juice. Simmer over low heat until slightly warmed.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and gelatin. Once the ice wine is warmed through, add the sugar and gelatin mixture to the ice wine and whisk until combined. 
  3. Using a rubber spatula, stir liquid over low heat for 3 minutes or until sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved and liquid has come to a slight simmer. 

This process will cook the alcohol out. If you would like to keep some of the alcohol content in the gummies then reserve 1/4 of the liquid and add to the warm mixture after the sugar is dissolved. 

  1. Pour liquid into molds and set in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours until firm.

Note: Gummies can be left out at room temperature for up to 8 hours. Reserve uneaten jellies in an airtight container in the fridge.

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