Ah, YUM. Just saw this on The Kitchn. Pop on over there for more info! I will definitely be adding this to my summer entertaining menu.
Who am I kidding…I will be making this even when I’m not surrounded by friends!
Sweet Wine Slushies makes six 4-ounce servings
One 750ml bottle sweet, fruity wine, such as moscato or icewine (see recommendations here) Fresh orange juice or white grape juice (optional) Ice cubes (optional) Orange or strawberry slices, to garnish
Pour the wine into empty ice cube trays. You will need about 2 standard-sized ice cube trays. (Each cube portion is about 1 ounce.) Freeze the wine overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
When ready to serve, place 4 frozen wine cubes in the bowl of a small food processor or a blender. Blend quickly, in sharp bursts, just until the cubes have broken up. They will be soft and flakey to begin with, and it shouldn’t take too much processing to turn them into a slush. Don’t overprocess; this will turn them into liquid.
Scrape the slush into a martini glass, garnish with a piece of fruit, and serve immediately. Repeat for each serving.
Less-alcoholic variation: If you would like a less alcoholic treat, replace several cube portions in each tray with orange juice, white grape juice, or a mixture of the two. For each serving, replace 1 cube of wine with juice. You can also do the same with ice. This will dilute the flavor, but will make each serving lighter and a little more of a palate cleanser.
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