Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Red Wine, Blueberry and Tea and White Wine, Orange, Peach and Tea Granita


These are perfect for your next grown up party! They are made with fruit and wine and infused with tea. They can be made into a granita and scooped into a dish or you can make them into popsicles or even ice cubes which are perfect to add to your next pitcher of Sangria! Absolutely delicious.

When I was a kid there was this giant pyramid shaped frozen ice that came in a foil and paper wrapper and you would suck on it and take a spoon and carve holes in it and then drink the cherry, grape or orange (nobody bought the orange!) liquid left in the bottom. You got a "popsicle head" because it was so cold and you wore nice purple or pink lips for the rest of the day after. The red wine and blueberry tastes JUST LIKE THE GRAPE LOLA except better because it has wine in it! Try these you will love them!

You will need:

Red Wine, Blueberry and Tea Infused Granita/Popsicles
  • 1 cup your favorite red wine- I used a nice Malbec
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 berry zinger tea bag
White Wine, Orange, Peach and Tea Infused Granita/Posicles
  • 1 cup your favorite white wine- I used a PinotGrigio
  • 1 ripe peach- peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 small orange (zest 1 tsp) and then slice 2 slices with skin on and then remove peel and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon zinger tea bag

Red Wine, Blueberry and Tea Infused version


Step 1: place water and sugar in a small pot and let come to a boil, then remove from heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Add tea bag and let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bag.

Step 2: place sugar water and blueberries (I used frozen) in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large measuring cup and add wine. You can strain out the blueberry pulp but I didn't and it was such a small amount I didn't even notice it.

Step 3: pour into ice cube trays, or mini muffin silicone trays(easy to remove) or you can think if these like a jello shot and put them in plastic or paper cups to freeze or you can pour it all into a single container to freeze like ice cream.

White Wine, Orange, Peach and tea infused version


Step 1: place water and sugar in a small pot and let come to a boil, then remove from heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Add tea bag and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag.

Step 2: add peach and orange chunks. I also added a few slices of oranges with the peel attached to let some of the oils infuse the liquid. Then when I was ready to blend I removed those slices squeezing and juice back into the pot.


Step 3: blend the sugar water and fruit in a blender to puree. Add wine and pour into containers.


I made some in a silicone mini muffin tray and some in containers to be scooped out like ice cream or you can make into popsicles.



freeze for 1 hour then insert sticks or use a proper popsicle maker.


I love the way they don't get super frozen and because of the alcohol they stay easy to scoop and have a nice flaky consistency.


Pretty nice on a hot day!! What is not to like...it's frozen wine!

















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