Just Make Popsicle Ice Cream

Every summer people lose all sorts of shit to frozen rosé wine, which – for me – is perfectly normal. I’ve ordered several from various outdoor seating establishments but have never been inspired to do it at home – understandable given how finicky most ice cream recipes are.

Like, what are we doing here? Truly good wine shouldn’t be overshadowed by sugar and strawberries (the most common ingredients for frozen food … except rose), and cheap rosé isn’t worthy of seasonal strawberries or my precious time. (I saw one recipe for which I had to make a special strawberry syrup. No.)

Also, have you heard of popsicles? They already have strawberries and sugar in them and they end up frozen, so you don’t have to worry about making or buying a whole bunch of ice – this is the most frustrating thing to do or buy. Just toss a couple of popsicles into the wine blender. Mix it up. Ready.

You may have noticed that I have just listed two, not three ingredients, and we cannot get them during happy hour with three ingredients. Rather than adding anything to the blender, potentially making the slush less slushy, I recommend you add a little whatever liquor you want. I chose gin, but I chose Campari. You can do whatever you want. (You can even turn off the float entirely and enjoy a two-ingredient happy hour!) To make this pink slush thing, you’ll need:

  • 4 ounces of cheap rosé wine
  • 2 strawberry popsicles (striped, not two skinny twin ice creams)
  • 3/4 ounce of any alcohol you wish to top up

Scrape popsicles from small sticks into a blender or cup large enough to hold a hand blender. Add wine and beat until gruel is obtained. Pour it into a chilled compartment and then pour gin (or whatever) on top.


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