Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dog Days of Summer in the ATX - White Cranberry Granita Frosé

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Have you heard of frosé? Apparently, rosé is making somewhat of a comeback--did it ever really go away, or did I just learn to like different kinds of wine?--and that comeback is in frozen form.

Seriously, so many Austin happy hours are now featuring this adult slushie. I originally was a big rosé fan, back when reds scared the crap out of me. I've since taught myself to enjoy reds more... because I can trick myself into thinking they're lower calorie/sugar/somehow better for me? I don't know.


Anyways, it's summer. And Texas is freaking HOT. It's been weirdly humid lately, and while I can handle the dry heat, for sake of my hair and those around me dealing with the stinky beast I can become in the heat, I find myself indoors a whole lot. I'm also leaning towards the lighter wines and leaving the reds for dinner. Rosé, and other white wines, are light and fresh and perfect for sipping by the pool.

I decided to do my own take on a Frosé -- simply making wine ice cubes was too easy. I wanted something more like a dessert. This is kind of like a white Sangria granita, and it's pretty bomb. Serve at a summer tea or on the patio with girlfriends. 


Frosé Peach Granita

  • 2 cups rosé of choice
  • 1/4 cup moscato
  • 1 cup white cranberry peach juice
  • 1/2 cup pureed ripe peach

-In a deep baking pan (I used a jelly roll pan, but a casserole dish would work too), mix together the ingredients until well combined

-Place in freezer, and mix with a fork every half hour until a shaved ice type consistency is reached, about 2-4 hours.

-Scrape into a covered container and keep frozen until ready to serve. When ready to serve, scoop into small dishes with an ice cream scoop.

TIP: if it freezes solid, you can always break into chunks and puree in a food processor. Just consume QUICKLY because it will turn into slush.


17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! My favorite new drink. It's so refreshing.

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  2. I have heard of froze on other blogs but I still didn't get a chance to try it out. I so want to now! Sorry to hear that it's so hot there, I feel with you, we had 47 celcius in May. So glad the summer here is over. At least you got your froze to cool down.

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  3. Gosh this looks so refreshing, Perfect for hot summer days

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  4. Froze is such a cute name for this. Also I absolutely love Mt. Reiner cherries.. time to get tipsy! I mean.. time to cool down? Thanks for the yummy recipe

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  5. This looks absolutely incredible and perfect to beat the heat. This humidity is slowing killing me this summer but I am all over this Frosé Peach Granita!!

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  6. Frose has been everywhere this year! Rose is still one of my favorite types of wine, so I would enjoy this.

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  7. What a perfect recipe for summer entertaining! I love love love every ingredient and especially the moscato!

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  8. This sounds like a drink I'd enjoy. I've never heard of it being called frose before but it's fitting.

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  9. Love rose wine and then in granita yes please I need a drink now. Love yoru photography super nice presentation and styling.

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  10. OH I love granita... nothing like a delicious bowl of fruit flavored ice... Yum...

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  11. Girl. It is HOT in Texas right now! Good call on this recipe ;) Love granita and it looks deliciously refreshing!

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  12. This would make a perfect summertime dessert - easy and delicious. I'm loving that you mixed rose+moscato as that would make it so much more flavorful.

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  13. I would think I was in heaven if served this at a party or dinner!! It's pretty hot here in AZ, too - and some surprising humidity (monsoon season), which is making everyone sweat. I should try and make this!!

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  14. Yes!! A Double please! What a refreshing drink and it would make a perfect finish to a summertime meal. Frankly, as a dessert it would certainly be lower in calories than some rich creamy sweet. Can't wait to try it.

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  15. I could grab a couple of these. Just the pictures are cooling me down. It's been in the 100's here, could definitely beat the heat with these

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  16. What a perfect summer drink..I love rose wine..This is an Adults ice pop slushie...fabulous and very easy to make and drink

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  17. Oh I love the look of this, it looks elegant and grown up. Interesting that it's the current craze in Austin, I've not seen it here in London but maybe it's a trend that's not arrived here yet!

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