Are you ready for our frosé recipe? If you haven’t tried it (and please tell us you have!), frosé is frozen rosé wine. Basically, it’s a mashup between a frozen cocktail and that quintessential summer wine. Now, most frosé recipes are sickly sweet. And some people complain that freezing rosé removes the character of the wine. So Alex and I set about to create a frosé recipe that was not too sweet AND tastes like rosé. We think we were successful, and so do our friends who very willingly volunteered as our taste testers! Wondering how to make frozen rosé? Keep reading!
How to make frosé (frozen rosé)
Frosé is very simple to make: the hardest part is thinking ahead. If you can, whip up the frosé recipe the night before, then blend and serve the day of. Despite the name, it’s not just rosé that’s frozen: simply freezing rosé makes it bitter and flat-tasting. A frosé recipe includes sugar to offset the bitterness (usually made as a simple syrup), and strawberries to add some color and additional flavor.
What is all natural frosé?
To put the A Couple Cooks spin on frozen rosé, we wanted a healthier frosé recipe that was pretty simple to make. We also wanted to keep the character of rosé intact. Many frosé recipes can be sickly sweet, so we decided to make a frosé with no refined sugar. Here we’ve used honey to make a naturally sweet frosé (you can also use maple syrup for vegan). There’s only 1 tablespoon for 6 drinks, which keeps the frosé recipe just sweet enough.
The kicker in this frosé recipe is that we found a trick: we add a splash of room temperature rosé when serving! This makes it just sweet enough (since freezing rosé dulls the sweetness). It also brings in a nice slushy texture.
Why make a frosé recipe?
Drinking rosé might be a tiny bit cliché, but that’s ok with me! It’s so refreshing for summer and I can’t get enough of it. We drink it all the time with summer meals on the patio. What’s fun about frozen rosé is that it’s a heightened version of the wine that brings an even more fun, summery vibe to however you drink it. Drink it with appetizers on the patio, or to accompany a summer grill meal. Of course, we’d suggest our loaded grilled nachos or our ultimate grilled veggie burger.
Have you tried a frosé recipe? Are you into this all natural version of frosé? Let us know in the comments below!
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This All Natural Frosé recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.
Wondering how to make frosé (frozen rosé)? This all natural frosé recipe is simple, refined sugar free, and tastes just like rosé!
- 1 750mL bottle rosé wine (one you like to drink; we like ours on the dry side)
- 8 large strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups ripe strawberries, halved), plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
Open the rosé and pour 2/3 cup into a glass measuring cup; set aside for when serving.
Remove the tops of the strawberries and cut them in half.
In a blender, blend the remaining rosé, strawberries, and honey until smooth and fully combined. Then pour the mixture through a strainer and into a covered baking dish.
Transfer the baking dish to the freezer and freeze at least 6 hours, or overnight. (The alcohol in the mixture will keep it a slushy texture instead of freezing solid.) Blend the mixture again until it comes to a fluffy texture.
To serve, place the blended mixture into a glass. Then pour a splash of rosé into each glass (this step is important: it gives the final texture and brings in the character of the rosé). If desired, garnish with strawberries and serve.
Keywords: Frosé, Frozen Rosé, How to Make Frosé, Drinks, Cocktails, Summer Drink, Summer Cocktail, Rosé Wine, Wine, Wine Cocktail
About the Authors
Cookbook Author and writer
Sonja Overhiser is author and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious, and a recipe developer and healthy & sustainable food advocate behind the award-nominated food blog A Couple Cooks.
Cookbook Author and photographer
Alex Overhiser is photographer and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best new cookbooks” by Bon Appetit, and a recipe developer, photographer, and technical expert at A Couple Cooks.