Best Frose Recipe (Frozen Rosé)

This frose recipe tastes just like rosé wine! What’s the secret? It’s all natural, featuring wine and strawberries. Here’s how to make frozen rosé.

Frose Recipe (Frozen Rosé)

What is frose (frozen rose)?

Are you ready for our frose recipe? If you haven’t tried it, frose is frozen rosé wine. Basically, it’s a mashup between a frozen cocktail and that quintessential summer wine. Most frosé recipes are sickly sweet, and freezing can remove the character of the wine. So Alex and I set about to create a frose recipe that was not too sweet AND tastes like rosé wine. We think we were successful, and so do our friends who very willingly volunteered as our taste testers! Wondering how to make frozen rose? Keep reading!

All-natural frose ingredients

This naturally sweetened cocktail recipe uses just three simple ingredients:

  • rosé wine
  • strawberries
  • honey

So easy, right? Besides these few ingredients, you’ll also need a blender to make homemade frozen rose.

Frose Recipe (Frozen Rose)

How to make frose

Frose is very simple to make: the hardest part is thinking ahead. If you can, whip up the frose recipe the night before, then blend and serve the day of. Despite the name, it’s not just rose that’s frozen: simply freezing rose makes it bitter and flat-tasting. A froze recipe includes sugar to offset the bitterness (usually made as a simple syrup), and strawberries to add some color and additional flavor.

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How to store it!

Because this all-natural frose is frozen, you can keep the blended rose and strawberry 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.

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! Many frose recipes can be sickly sweet, so we decided to make one with no refined sugar. Here we’ve used honey to make a naturally sweet froze (you can also use maple syrup for vegan). There’s only 1 tablespoon for 6 drinks, which keeps the frose recipe just sweet enough.

The secret to this frose recipe: we add a splash of room temperature rose when serving! This makes it just sweet enough (since freezing rose dulls the sweetness). It also brings in a nice slushy texture.

Frose

Why make a frosé recipe?

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. What’s fun about frozen rose 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 frose recipe? Are you into this all natural version of frose? Let us know in the comments below!

Frozen rose

More rose drinks

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

  • Rose 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.


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Ingredients

  • 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

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Last updated: April 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

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    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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