Wine Slush

The summer is drawing to a close, school is right around the corner, and here in Minnesota, it’s state fair time. We picked up a wine slush mix at the fair this year. This one is called Frappe Vino, and it’s a powder made mostly of sugar and a handful of other “things”. You mix a bottle of inexpensive wine, an equal amount of water, and the mix in a zipper freezer bag or ice cream bucket. Then, you freeze it for 3 – 5 hours until it becomes slushy, and then pour into a pitcher and serve.

The Verdict: The first glass was sweet and delicious…the perfect refresher while sitting on the deck with a good book on a warm August afternoon. Unfortunately, the sweetness catches up with you quickly, and so, one glass will do…two is too sweet. Fortunately, you can just pop it back in the freezer and save the rest for another day.

The Cost: $21 for two mixes…we thought we’d try one with a red wine and one with a white. Pretty pricey for just sugar and a few other “things” mixed in. Searching the web, I’ve found a few copycat recipes online, so I might just give one a try after our second mix is gone.