Have you tried a Rosé wine slushie, a Frosé? Fruity, but not too sweet, you’ll love sipping frozen Rosé. 

Frozen Rosé wine blended with strawberries in a stemmed glass, garnished with strawberries.

When I suggested a Frosé to my mom the other day, she gave me a blank look and said, “A what? Sure!” My mom will pretty much try anything I suggest, even if she doesn’t know what it is. Thanks, mom, for being my enthusiastic guinea pig, er, taste tester. 

Come to find out, she loves Frosé (I knew she would!). Under the blue sky and hot sun, while wispy white clouds raced overhead, we sipped our Frosés and watched the kids play with the sprinkler and squirt guns. A lazy and perfect summer afternoon! 

If you’re a fan of frozen concoctions (margaritas, daiquiris), but don’t care for overly sweet drinks, this is the recipe for you. And it’s easy to make. How perfect is that! 

Overhead view of Frosé in a blender. Strawberries and ice are pictured in the background.

About this Frosé:

So….what is a Frosé? A bottle of wine, frozen fruit, a little sweetener (if you want), and ice. Whirl it all in a blender until it’s smooth and slushy, pour into a glass, and enjoy. This Frosé recipe couldn’t be easier or more refreshing. 

Two stemless glasses filled with a blended pink drink, two striped paper straws are inserted.

Do you need a Frosé-making machine?

Nope! All you need is a blender. My advice is don’t bother with a specialized machine that takes up room on your counter. It would also work in a food processor!

Another thing you don’t need is a Frosé mixes! Just buy the 2 ingredients, wine and fruit, and add sugar to taste. I guarantee you’ll probably end up adding less sugar than what’s found in a mix.

Frose in a stemmed glass, with. white and gold paper straw and fresh strawberry garnishes.

This recipe uses a bottle of red rosé. We like wine with less residual sugar, i.e. dry wine, but a sweeter Rosé is great, too. Choose a wine that you like to drink but don’t splurge on the most expensive one. That would be kind of a waste, since you’ll be mixing your Rosé with fruit and ice. 

Blend the wine with frozen strawberries. You can buy a bag already frozen, or freeze your own. If you want, you can add a couple tablespoons of sugar to sweeten the drink a bit. Simple syrup, honey, or agave would work fine. The amount of sweetener you add depends on how sweet your wine is and your own personal preference.

Add crushed ice, and blend. You’ll want to serve the slushie immediately. A melted Frosé just isn’t the same. 

Overhead view of two glasses of frose (one partially visible). Fresh strawberries are scattered around and used as garnishes.

Serve these wine slushies with: seasoned oyster crackers, popcorn, or potato chips with French onion dip. Or, for a little fancier soirée, make crostini topped with fresh tomatoes and basil  or beets with orange tarragon goat cheese.

A hand holds a stemmed glass of a frozen drink made with rose wine and strawberries.

How to make this Frosé wine slushie your own:

Oh my goodness, there are limitless ways you can make this drink your own! Be creative, use what you have in your kitchen, and create your own special frosty drink! Here’s a few ideas to jumpstart your creative juices:

  • Just by varying the kind of rosé you buy can change the flavor of your drink. There are so many varieties available. I like the more fruit forward wines for this drink. Or try a different variety of wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling. Please don’t spend a ton of money on the wine for this cocktail. Save your wine dollars for when you’re savoring a glass of wine that isn’t diluted by fruit and ice. 
  • Change up the wine and change up the fruit! Why not?! Use any kind of frozen fruit (well, except for bananas). Make a watermelon Frosé, a mixed berry Frosé, or a raspberry Frosé. Mix and match wines with the fruit you choose. Peach or mango with white Zinfandel is a really winning combination!
  • Make it boozy. Fortify your cocktail with vodka. I’d start with 1/4 cup or so, and adjust according to taste.
  • Looking for a virgin Frosé? Skip the wine and vodka. Blend frozen strawberries, sugar or simple syrup, ice, and flavored sparkling water (such as LaCroix or Bubly) for a really refreshing drink. Or try a Strawberry Watermelon Slushy Spritzer.
  • Add a garnish: a fresh strawberry or a small wedge of watermelon on the edge of the glass is really festive. Herbs such as fresh mint leaves, lemon balm, or basil are also perfect with this drink. 

Two stemless glasses filled with a wine slushie made with rose wine and frozen strawberries. A bottle of rose is pictured in the background of the image.

Storage Tips

Because this is a frozen drink, any leftovers have to be stored in the freezer. Pour remaining drink mixture into a sealed container and freeze.

Make ahead tips: Freeze the strawberries up to a week in advance. Make sure you have plenty of ice and that your wine is chilled. 

Two glasses of frose, garnished with strawberries. Fresh strawberries, ice cubes, and a bottle of wine are also pictured.

More Summer Cocktails

When the weather’s hot (or even if it’s not!), try sipping one of these favorites:

Frozen Rosé wine blended with strawberries in a stemmed glass, garnished with strawberries.

Frosé

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Have you tried a wine slushie, a Frosé? Fruity, but not too sweet, you'll love sipping frozen Rosé. Try this easy Frosé recipe today!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or 4 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 cups rosé wine
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until the mixture has a smooth consistency, about 30-60 seconds, depending on the power of your blender.
  2. Pour the frosé evenly into glasses, garnish with strawberries, and serve immediately

Notes

  • Try a different variety of wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling.
  • Use any kind of frozen fruit (except for bananas). Make a watermelon Frosé, a mixed berry Frosé, or a raspberry Frosé. Mix and match wines with the fruit you choose. Peach or mango with white Zinfandel is a really winning combination!
  • Make it boozy. Fortify your cocktail with vodka. Start with 1/4 cup, and adjust according to taste.
  • Looking for a virgin Frosé? Skip the wine and vodka. Blend frozen strawberries, sugar or simple syrup, ice, and flavored sparkling water (such as LaCroix or Bubly) for a really refreshing drink.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

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Verdict: You’ll find me drinking these all summer long!
Husband’s take: Ben isn’t often found drinking pink fruity drinks, but he’ll sneak a sip when no one is looking.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: So easy!