Best Frose Recipe (Frozen Rosé)

This frose recipe tastes just like rosé wine! The secret? This frozen rose is all natural, featuring wine and strawberries.

Frose Recipe (Frozen Rosé)

There’s nothing better in summer than a perfectly pink, slushy wine drink. Meet the Best Frosé Recipe! Frose is frozen rosé wine; a mashup between a frozen cocktail and that quintessential summer wine. Many frosé recipes are saccharine sweet, and freezing the wine can remove some of its character. The frose recipe that we created is just sweet enough AND tastes like rosé wine. Our friends who very willingly volunteered as our taste testers absolutely loved it. Wondering how to make frozen rosé? Keep reading.

The 3 frose ingredients

The key to this frose recipe? Strawberries! They enhance the natural sweetness of the wine and add body to the frozen puree. You’ll need just 3 ingredients for this cocktail recipe:

  • Rosé wine
  • Strawberries
  • Honey

So easy, right? It’s not just rose that’s frozen: simply freezing the wine makes it bitter and flat-tasting. A froze recipe includes sugar to offset the bitterness and strawberries to add some color and additional flavor. Besides these few ingredients, you’ll also need a blender.

Frose Recipe (Frozen Rose)

How to make frose

Frose is very simple to make: the hardest part is thinking ahead! Here’s what to know about the process:

  • Blend up the berries, rose and honey (or maple syrup): then strain. Pour the ingredients into a covered baking dish.
  • Freeze for 6 hours or overnight! Here’s the key: you’ll need 6 hours to freeze! It’s easiest to whip up the frose recipe the night before, then blend and serve the day of. Or do it in the morning for evening entertaining!

How to store it!

Want to prep this frose recipe in advance? You can keep the blended wine and strawberries mixture in your freezer for a few days before serving it. As long as you keep it in a sealed container, your frose should keep well in the freezer! Try not to keep it frozen for too long though, since the fresh strawberries and the rose wine lose some of their flavor once frozen.

Frose

What makes this the best frosé recipe?

To put our spin on frozen rose, we wanted a healthier frose recipe that’s pretty simple to make and tastes just like rosé wine! Here are a few features that we think makes it the best:

  • It’s sweetened just enough with no refined sugar. Many frose recipes can be overly sweet. Here we’ve used honey to make a naturally sweet frose recipe. You can also use maple syrup or agave syrup for vegan.
  • It’s got a splash of wine when serving. The secret to this frose recipe: add a splash of room temperature rose when serving! This makes it just sweet enough, since freezing the wine dulls the sweetness. It also brings in a nice slushy texture.

When to drink frosé

Drinking frose might be a tiny bit cliché, but that’s ok with us! It’s such a refreshing summer drink, we can’t get enough of it. We drink it all the time with summer meals on the patio!

Frozen rose is a heightened version of the wine that brings a fun vibe to however you drink it. Drink it with appetizers on the patio, or to accompany a summer grilled meal. Try it with loaded grilled nachos or our ultimate grilled veggie burger.

Frozen rose

More rose drinks

Love rosé? Here are a few more tasty rose drinks with this rosy wine:

  • Rose Sangria or Strawberry Sangria Just a handful of ingredients and fruit make a light and fruity summer drink that everyone will be talking about.
  • Rosé Spritzer Add bubbles to your favorite rosé wine to make the perfect summer drink.

This recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. To make vegan, use agave instead of honey.

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Frose

Best Frose Recipe (Frozen Rosé)


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This all natural frose recipe is simple, has no refined sugar, and tastes just like rosé wine! Here’s how to make frozen rosé.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1750mL bottle rose 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)

Instructions

  1. Open the rosé and pour 2/3 cup into a glass measuring cup; set aside for when serving.
  2. Remove the tops of the strawberries and cut them in half.
  3. In a blender, blend the remaining rose, strawberries, and honey until smooth and fully combined. Then pour the mixture through a strainer and into a covered baking dish.
  4. 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.
  5. To serve, place the blended mixture into a glass. Then pour a splash of rose into each glass (this step is important: it gives the final texture and brings in the character of the rose). If desired, garnish with strawberries and serve.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Frose, Frozen Rose, How to Make Frose

Last updated: December 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

16 Comments

  • Reply
    Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite
    June 30, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I’ve actually never tried a frose recipe, but I am definitely excited about this natural recipe!! I agree with you on many drinks being too sweet….so this looks perfect! :)

  • Reply
    sabrina
    July 4, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    perfect summer cocktail and even better yet, 4th of July, thank you!

  • Reply
    Emi
    August 10, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    After a few different frose recipes left something to be desired, I kept my expectations for this one in check. No need! This is delicious and so easy – the only frose recipe you’ll ever need. I just made it for the second time… and this time I doubled th batch :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      August 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Oh wow fantastic! We’re so glad to hear this! We tried many different versions that were too sickly sweet and left us feeling yucky :) So glad this one hit the mark!

  • Reply
    Jen V
    August 22, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Can you recommend a good dry rose wine to use?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      August 22, 2019 at 8:50 am

      We don’t have a particular brand to recommend, but we tend to like pretty much any from France. Definitely ask at your wine store if they have any recommendations!

  • Reply
    Karla
    June 22, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I followed the recipe and the frosé was excellent. I saved the strawberry from the strainer and made Ice pops. Also yummy.

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      June 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      So glad you enjoyed!

  • Reply
    acy
    July 2, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    First time trying frose, but this recipe was not sweet enough. The drink tasted bitter and boozy.

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      July 2, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      We intend for this recipe to taste like rose wine and not too sweet, sorry you didn’t enjoy!

  • Reply
    Chris
    July 5, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Looking forward to trying this. Can I use agave instead of honey?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      July 5, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Yes!

  • Reply
    tina
    July 10, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    will this recipe work well with frozen strawberries? if so, i have all the ingredients on hand.

    • Reply
      Sonja Overhiser
      July 10, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Yes, you can use frozen strawberries! We’d suggest running them under warm water to thaw a bit, so it’s not overly icy when you’re blending it. Let us know what you think!

  • Reply
    Sasha
    September 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Is it necessary to strain? Can you leave it a smoothie consistency?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      September 7, 2020 at 10:56 am

      We haven’t tried it unstrained, but the strawberry seeds would be left in the drink.

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