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.
What is frose (frozen rose)?
Are you ready for our frose recipe? If you haven’t tried it (and please tell us you have!), frose is frozen rose wine. Basically, it’s a mashup between a frozen cocktail and that quintessential summer wine. Now, most froze recipes are sickly sweet. And some people complain that freezing rose removes the character of the wine. So Alex and I set about to create a frose recipe that was not too sweet AND tastes like rose. 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
So easy, right? Besides these few ingredients, you’ll also need a blender to make homemade 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.
Why make a frosé recipe?
Drinking rose 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 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!
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This recipe is…
Vegetarian and gluten-free. To make vegan, use agave instead of honey.Print
This all natural frose recipe is simple, has no refined sugar, and tastes just like rosé wine! Here’s how to make frozen rosé.
- 1–750mL 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)
- 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 rose, 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 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 2019
About the Authors
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 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.