Jun 16

Make Ahead Peach Moscato Wine Slushies

Wine Slushies

We moved into our home nearly 3.5 years ago, and I've been very {im}patiently waiting for a new deck and patio... I'm fairly certain that the previous owners simply slapped down some paver tiles days before they listed the house without much thought to leveling or weed control. So now we're left with cracked, uneven, sloped tiles with lots of weeds to battle -- in other words, a mess.

Thankfully it looks like my battle will be over in the near future! Back at the end of April we put a deposit down on a gorgeous custom deck and patio, complete with a to-die-for pergola, built-in bar, and stone seating walls, in the hopes that the project would be completed before our annual 4th of July gathering. Unfortunately, with the recent spat of wet, rainy weather, it won't be completed by then, but I have my fingers crossed that we'll be able to enjoy it very soon after.

I can't wait to share the plans with you all, but in the meantime, if I close my eyes while sipping one of these dreamy peach moscato wine slushies, it makes our current monstrosity imperfect patio just a little more tolerable. I'm SO looking forward to making these for friends and family to celebrate our new backyard area!

Wine Slushies Outdoor Entertaining

Wine slushies are perfect for outdoor entertaining because you can make up your own homemade wine slush mix ahead of time, meaning all you need to do to serve your guests is blend the frozen mix with a little more moscato. Easy-peasy!

Serve them with nuts and crudités, along with some cheese and crackers, and you have the perfect budget-friendly spread. And more importantly, it doesn't require hours of preparation -- perfect for our last-minute hosting style.

Wine Slush Mix

How To Make Wine Slushies

To prepare the wine slush mix, simple blend together a bottle of moscato wine, a bag of frozen peaches, and some confectioners sugar. If you use a sparkling moscato, as I did, be sure to stir in the foam that forms on the top of the mixture, and then freeze.

The original recipe I used suggests freezing the wine slush mix in ice cube trays; however, I quickly realized that I don't own nearly enough ice cube trays to accommodate the amount of mix the recipe makes.

My solution was to use silicone baking cups set on a baking sheet -- and I actually think this worked much better than the ice cubes anyhow! They were easy to pop out and then I just sealed the wine slush mix cubes up in a Ziploc bag until I was ready to serve my wine slushies.

How To Make Wine Slushies

When you're ready to blend up your wine slushies, simply pull out enough of the frozen wine slush mix cubes for your desired number of servings, along with enough moscato to help blend them into a slushie consistency. I used about 10 chunks plus a cup of moscato wine for two servings, and then I also threw in a half cup of ice just to give it a little more texture.

Serve with a fresh fruit garnish, relax, and enjoy!

Peach Moscato Wine Slushies

Yield: 6 servings

Peach Moscato Wine Slushies


    For the wine slush mix:
  • 1 bottle (750 ml.) Moscato wine
  • 1 bag (16-oz.) frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • For the wine slushies:
  • Frozen wine slush mix cubes
  • 1 bottle (750 ml.) Moscato wine
  • additional ice (optional)


    For the wine slush mix:
  1. Add one bottle of Moscato wine, the whole bag of frozen peaches, and the confectioners sugar to a blender. Blend until completely smooth. If you use a sparkling Moscato, you may need to stir in any foam that's on top of the mixture before the next step.
  2. Quickly pour the wine slush mix into silicone baking cups placed on a baking sheet. If the peach pulp starts to settle to the bottom of the mixture, give it a quick stir in between pours.
  3. Place the baking sheet with baking cups of wine slush mix into the freezer and freeze until solid. At this point you can transfer them to a Ziploc freezer bag until you're ready to blend the wine slushies.
  4. For the wine slushies:
  5. Place the number of wine slush mix cubes necessary for desired number of servings in a blender. Add additional Moscato wine for blending, and blend until the mixture reaches a slushie consistency. If desired, add a handful of ice cubes for added texture and blend again.
  6. I use 9 silicone baking cup-sized wine slush mix cubes, about one cup of Moscato wine, and a half cup of ice to prepare two servings.
  7. Pour into wine glasses, garnish with fresh fruit and serve.


adapted from Divas Can Cook

P.S. Would you believe that the lovely little wine glasses I used in these photos are acrylic??? I found them at Meijer -- perfect for those of us that are just a tad clumsy to use outside!

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