Monday, September 13, 2010

Grown Up Slushies

When I did my post on cleaning up my cupboards, there was a picture including a little green bag that I said was something fun and I would be posting about down the road. The day has come, as I made it yesterday before leaving for work.....and had about a third of a cup when I got home this morning!

I had gone to a baby shower this spring (during my awesome purple cast days) and the hostess served some frozen wine slush. I had never seen it and she had found it out at a huge craft show that is held at Canterbury Downs here in Minnesota. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and even managed to figure out a way to hold it and use the spoon!

A couple weeks ago, Dude and I went to a local county fair and walked around the buildings that hold all those businesses hawking their wares. You know the ones: waterless cookware, ginsu knives, vacuums, jewelry, Avon, Tastefully Simple, etc. Out of the corner of my eye I saw one of those slushie machines you see at gas stations and some bars. Vino Frappe. I so had to sample that! Tasty, tasty is all I can say. They had a special going on so I got two bags and giddily skipped out of the building in search of junk food-found that too.
It is as simple as can be: mix the contents of the bag in a large plastic bag or freezer safe large plastic container. Stir in a bottle of wine and then fill the bottle with water and add that. Stir to combine and freeze for 3 to 6 hours.


I scraped it up like you would with granita and spooned it into my glass. The tastebuds are doing a happy dance.
Here is the site of the company who I bought it from. You won't be disappointed!


7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow, that looks yummy!

Monica H said...

It's such a prety color. I was going to say it looked like grape juice, but duh! it is. ha ha!

Alea said...

What a great photo! It looks refreshing!

Pam said...

It looks so refreshing and delicious.

Hungry Dog said...

Wow, I could totally get on board with this! Boozy and pretty...I like it.

Kate Morgan Jackson said...

YUM! Perfect for the weekend! :)

Cynthia said...

Ummmm serve me some!