Everyone loves a snow cone. But how about a wine snow cone?
Yes way, rosé.
Do I have your attention now? This Rosé Wine Granita is an incredibly simple dessert cocktail. It looks complicated, but all you need is a mixing bowl and a few hours, and you’ll wind up with a dessert that will impress everyone at your next dinner party.
The trickiest part of granita with alcohol is making sure you have enough additional sugar and non-alcoholic liquid to help it freeze, because alcohol won’t freeze by itself. Here, I added a bit of lemon juice, water and sugar. To pick the right rosé wine, you will need Rachel von Sturmer’s rosé guide. I opted for a drier wine because I added additional sugar.
You’ll add a thin layer of liquid to a flat dish or two that will fit in your freezer (I used two brownie pans) and rake it through with a fork every hour or two until frozen. See? Rosé Wine Granita is seriously easy! And so pretty. Doesn’t it look like a bowl of frozen cotton candy? // susannah
P.S. If you’re already planning your Thanksgiving menu (I kinda am…), this Cranberry Bourbon Granita is amazing. Just sayin’.
Click through for the Rosé Wine Granita recipe!
Yields 3 cups
A slushy dessert made with rosé wine
10 minPrep Time
3 hrCook Time
3 hr, 60 Total Time
- Place wine, lemon juice and water in a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar until completely dissolved, about 2 minutes.
- Pour into a 1-inch layer in two 9" x 13" baking dishes and place in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, use a fork to stir the mixture and break up any ice chunks.
- After approximately 3 hours, the mixture will become slushy and frozen. Scoop into chilled serving glasses.