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This cool and refreshing Sangria Ice is a perfect summer treat for grown ups!
The recipe is created by making a simple sangria, a traditional Spanish combination of fruit and wine. After the fruit infuse the wine with their juices the mixture is frozen for a delicious summer dessert.
I made a red wine sangria using Cabernet Sauvingnon with a frozen bag of mixed blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, along with an orange.
I let the fruits sit in the wine in the refrigerator overnight, and then pressed them through a sieze to get lots of fruity flavor in the Sangria Ice. The resulting frozen dessert had a a subtle taste of wine along with a hint of orange and berries.
It takes a little while to make, since you have to let the flavors mingle, but the time is mostly hands off, waiting, and the result it worth the wait.
- 1 c. dry red wine
- 1 c. water
- 12 oz. frozen mixed berries
- ½ orange, sliced
- ½ c. orange juice
- ⅓ c. sugar
- fresh berries to garnish
- Combine the wine, water, berries and sliced orange in a bowl and mix well.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight or 8 hours.
- Press the mixture through a sieve and strain out the solids. Squish the berries to release as much juice as possible.
- Stir in the orange juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves.
- Freeze for an hour, then remove from the freezer and stir with a fork.
- Continue to freeze stirring every hour or so until it is completely frozen, about 5 hours.
- Serve garnished with fresh fruit.
I love this as a summer dessert because it is cool and refreshing without being overly sweet. It is perfect for serving at a small summer gathering on the patio! What summer treats are you enjoying?