Delicious and Easy Wine Ice Recipe

Are you looking for a refreshing and indulgent summer drink? Look no further than this wine ice recipe. Gone are the days of boring and plain ice cubes in your drinks. With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform any glass of water or soda into a delightful wine slushie.

Whether you enjoy rosé wine, red wine, or sweet berry wine, this recipe can be easily tailored to your preferred taste. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also a great way to use up leftover wine that might otherwise go to waste.

Additionally, this recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer, making it perfect for entertaining guests or just enjoying on your own during those hot summer afternoons. So grab your ice cube trays and let’s get started on making some delicious wine ice cubes!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Wine Ice
Wine Ice

What’s better than a refreshing and delicious slushie on a hot summer day? A wine slushie, of course! This recipe for wine ice is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ, or just looking for a sweet and refreshing treat.

If you’re a fan of wine and frozen treats, this recipe will be right up your alley. It’s also an excellent way to use up leftover wine – instead of letting it go to waste, simply pour it into ice cube trays and freeze for later use. The best part? It only requires three simple ingredients: your favorite wine, sugar, and water.

But even if you’re not a wine-drinker, this recipe is worth trying. You can use frozen fruit in place of the wine to make a refreshing fruit ice without the alcohol. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try experimenting with different types of wine and flavors to create your own unique slushie recipe.

So take some inspiration from this three-ingredient wine slushie recipe and surround yourself with a perfect blend of fine rose wine, lemon juice, lemon rind that work together perfectly in every slurp!

Ingredient List

 Chill out with this refreshing wine ice recipe!
Chill out with this refreshing wine ice recipe!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious wine ice recipe:

  • 1 bottle of rosé wine (750 ml)
  • Lemon juice of 2 lemons
  • Sugar (1/4 cup)
  • Water (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon rind, for garnish

The recipe comes with several substitution options allowing for a variety of tastes. Try experimenting with fruity wines such as strawberry wine or berry wine, or choose a sweet white wine or red wine. You can also add frozen fruit to the mix to make it a bit more fruity. Frozen berries or peaches work great. If you prefer a sweeter version, you can adjust the sugar and lemon juice proportions to your taste. Encourage experimentation–your friends and family can help decide which combinations they like the most!

The Recipe How-To

 Sip and chill with a new twist on your favorite wine.
Sip and chill with a new twist on your favorite wine.

Now that you have all of the necessary ingredients, let’s get started on making this refreshing and delicious wine ice.

Step 1: Creating the Simple Syrup

First things first, we need to create a simple syrup. Take a small pot and combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar is completely dissolved. This should only take about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.

Step 2: Mixing the Wine and Lemon Juice

Take out your favorite bottle of rosé wine (or any other sweet wine of your liking) and pour 1 cup of it into a pitcher. Add in 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, along with a tablespoon of fresh lemon rind. Mix well.

Step 3: Making the Fruit Ice

To add an extra layer of flavor and texture, consider adding some frozen fruits to your wine ice recipe! Go ahead and blend some frozen berries or fruits using a blender or food processor until they are smooth. You can also use store-bought frozen fruit such as strawberries, peaches, mangos or any fruit that complements your wine selection.

Step 4: Combining Everything Together

Add the lemonade mixture to a blender along with half a tray of regular ice cubes and the blended fruit mix or two cups of store bought frozen fruit. Pour in the simple syrup you made earlier and blend everything together until it can be poured smoothly. Don’t forget about straining if you used fresh berries and seeds.

Step 5: Freezing Your Wine Ice

Grab a shallow pan that will fit into your freezer, pour in the mixture and freeze for at least two hours or until solid. Alternatively, freeze this mixture in wine or regular ice cubes, as an alternative that can be served in different cocktail recipes.

Now you know how to make a perfect three-ingredient wine ice recipe in the comfort of your own home. With its easy-to-follow instructions, customizable flavor options and use of simple tools, this recipe is great for impressing family and friends at your next gathering or enjoying on your own. Serve it as a dessert after your favorite meal or as a refreshing cocktail with your favorite spirit, bubbles, soda or even with regular cold water!

Substitutions and Variations

 Treat yourself to a dessert and cocktail in one!
Treat yourself to a dessert and cocktail in one!

Wine slushies are a versatile drink that can be customized with different ingredients to create a variety of flavors. Here are some substitutions and variations to try with your wine ice:

– Fruit Options: Instead of frozen strawberries, try using other fruits like mangoes, peaches, raspberries or blueberries for an entirely different taste profile.

– Wine Options: Experiment with different types of wine to create unique wine slushies. Swap out the rosé wine for other sweet wines like Moscato or berry-flavored wines like raspberry or blackberry.

– Sweetener: If you’re looking for a healthier replacement for sugar, you can use honey or agave nectar. Or, you can replace sugar with simple syrup which is easy to make and creates a consistent texture when mixing.

– Lemon Juice: If you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice as a substitute.

– Ice Option: You can change up the texture by replacing ice cubes with frozen fruit like bananas or strawberries. This will make your wine slushie thicker and creamier.

– Leftover Wine: Don’t throw away extra wine from your last dinner party; instead pour it into ice cube trays and store in the freezer. These wine cubes can be used in place of ice cubes to make instant wine slushies whenever you want.

As always, don’t be afraid to get creative and try new flavor combinations!

Serving and Pairing

 Get creative with your wine choices and give this recipe a try.
Get creative with your wine choices and give this recipe a try.

Wine slushies are a fun and refreshing treat that can be enjoyed on any occasion. While they are great on their own, pairing them with the right dishes can elevate the experience and make it even more enjoyable.

For example, if you’re making a rosé wine slushie, consider serving it with a light salad or seafood dish. The acidity of the wine and lemon juice pairs perfectly with grilled shrimp or a fresh summer salad.

If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, try making a strawberry wine slushie and serving it with chocolate truffles or brownies. The sweetness of the wine combined with the rich chocolate flavors create a decadent dessert experience.

For those who prefer red wines, try making a frozen fruit ice using leftover wine and pairing it with a charcuterie board. The bold flavors of the wine pair well with cured meats, cheese, and other savory snacks.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different wine varieties and see what flavors work best for you. You could even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your wine slushie to create a delicious cocktail or float that is perfect for sipping on hot summer days.

No matter what type of wine you use or what dishes you choose to pair it with, wine slushies are a versatile and delicious treat that is sure to impress your friends and family.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different fruit and wine combinations.
Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different fruit and wine combinations.

One of the many great things about wine ice is that it can easily be made ahead of time, which makes it perfect for hosting gatherings or parties. Simply prepare the recipe as directed and keep it in a freezer-safe container until you are ready to serve.

When storing wine ice, it’s essential to keep the mixture frozen at all times. If it melts and then refreezes, the texture will not be the same, and you may end up with icy chunks instead of a smooth slushie. To prevent this from happening, be sure to store the wine ice in an air-tight container and place it at the back of your freezer where it’s most stable.

When ready to serve, let the mixture sit out for a few minutes to soften slightly before scooping into cups or glasses. You can also add a splash of wine, soda water or fruit juice to help loosen it up if needed.

If you happen to have any leftover wine slushies, pour them into an ice cube tray and freeze them overnight. These frozen wine cubes are terrific additions to cocktails or even white wine floats topped with vanilla ice cream.

Overall, this recipe is one that keeps giving even after your gathering has ended!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your guests with a unique and delicious summer dessert.
Impress your guests with a unique and delicious summer dessert.

When it comes to making wine ice, there are a few tips that could make all the difference in achieving perfect results. I’ve tried this recipe multiple times with different types of wine and have identified some key points that can help you make the best wine ice possible. Here are my top tips:

1. Choose the right wine

Choosing the right wine is crucial for obtaining a good result. Use a wine that you enjoy drinking on its own, as this will enhance the flavors in your wine ice. Red, white, rose or even sparkling wines can make great frozen treats.

2. Don’t dilute your mixture

When adding liquid to your wine mixture, avoid using too much water as it can dilute the flavors. I recommend using only enough water and sugar to create a simple syrup and then adding frozen fruit to thicken your mixture.

3. Taste your mixture

Before freezing your mixture, give it a quick taste test to ensure that it has a balanced flavor between the sweetness of the sugar and fruit and acidity of the lemon juice.

4. Freeze ahead of time

For best results, freeze your ingredients ahead of time before blending them together. This will make for faster blending time and result in smoother, creamier texture instead of a watery consistency.

5. Use quality ice cube trays

Invest in high-quality ice cube trays as they produce ice cubes that are free from odor or aftertaste that might exist in cheaper plastic tray versions.

6. Add more frozen fruit to deepen flavors

Adding more frozen fruit is an option if you feel like your recipe needs deeper fruit undertones.

7. Experiment with different blends

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different blends of fruits and wines until you find one that satisfies your taste preference.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating deliciously refreshing frozen treats that showcase the beautiful flavors of wine – whether you’re using leftover corked bottles that you couldn’t finish or using new bottles purchased specifically for wine ice recipe.


Before we wrap things up, let’s address some frequently asked questions that may have come up during the process of making this wine ice recipe. Here are some insights to help you get the most out of the recipe and make sure all your doubts are clarified.

What are wine slushies made of?

A chilled fruity beverage with a hint of wine, a wine slushie is a delightful icy concoction made by blending frozen fruit, ice, and wine in a high-power blender until a slush-like texture is achieved.

How long does it take wine slushies to freeze?

Making wine slushies using the freezer method requires freezing the wine for around 4-5 hours until it becomes slushy. Once the slushy texture is achieved, it can be stirred and consumed immediately or stored in the freezer for several days until you’re ready to drink it.

How much alcohol is in a wine slushy?

Our slushies have an ABV of around 3.5%. We offer a non-alcoholic option only on St. Patrick’s Day.

What are wine slushies called?

There is a new trend in the wine world that is gaining popularity, commonly referred to as “wine slushies”. These refreshing beverages are made by blending different wines with frozen fruit and ice, resulting in a cool and delicious drink. One popular variation is the “Frose”, which is a mix of rosé wine and simple syrup.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, wine ice is a delicious and versatile treat that can be enjoyed on its own, paired with a meal or used as an ingredient in cocktails or desserts. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic equipment, you can make your own frozen wine slushies at home, using any type of wine and frozen fruit.

Whether you prefer a sweet rosé wine, a crisp white wine or a full-bodied red wine, there’s a wine ice recipe out there for you. Experiment with different flavor combinations and find the ones that suit your taste.

Don’t let leftover wine go to waste! Freeze it into ice cubes and use them to add flavor to water or to make chilled cocktails. Or use it to make a sweet and refreshing dessert like white wine floats.

So next time you want to cool off on a hot summer day, try making some wine ice and see how delicious and easy it can be. Cheers!

Wine Ice

Wine Ice Recipe

It melts fast! But it's so good, it won't last that long! And it's low on fat too!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Beverage
Cuisine Global
Servings 4 cups
Calories 294.6 kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 (25 5/8 ounce) bottle rose wine (I like Pinot Noir Rose)


  • Combine water and sugar in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
  • COmbine sugar syrup and remaining ingredients, pour into freezer trays, and freeze until almost firm. Spoon mixture into large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until slushy. Return to freezer trays;freeze until firm.

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Serving: 563gCalories: 294.6kcalCarbohydrates: 49.2gProtein: 0.4gSodium: 9.5mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 45.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Frozen, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Summer, Sweet, Vegan
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