Call your bestie, call your mama, call your neighbor down the street over – it’s summer happy hour time with a classic favorite: wine slushies! Whip up a batch of frozen peach white wine slushies and sip them in the sunshine for the ultimate experience.
You’ll love how easy these wine slushies are to make with just two simple ingredients. You can even make them ahead of time to enjoy whenever the mood strikes.
Ingredients and Equipment
There isn’t much you need to make this recipe, which means the things you do need are quite important.
For the cocktails, you need two ingredients – three depending on your preferred sweetness. There’s no ice in this recipe, either, which means your slushie won’t be watered down! This first ingredient helps us out with that…
- Frozen Peaches – you can use store-bought frozen peaches for ease, which I generally find a little less sweet, which you may enjoy, or want to sweeten up a big with sugar or honey (more on that in a minute). You can also freeze your own peach slices – which is IMO the best way to go when it’s late in summer and the peaches are perfectly ripe (more on that in a minute, too).
- White Wine – simple, bright, and refreshing!
- Sugar or Honey – totally optional, but you may want to add a little to sweeten up the drink as needed, depending on your peaches.
Now, for the equipment. You’ll need a blender for this recipe to actually combine the peaches and wine into a slushy mixture. A high-power blender is best, like a Vitamix, because it creates the smoothest texture and will whip yop your slushie in no time.
If you don’t have a high-speed blender, but rather that really old one from back in the day when you only needed to just get by with a blender, that will work too, you will just have to scrape the sides more frequently and you might need to add a little more liquid to “jooge” it up.
What Kind of White Wine is Best in Slushies?
Honestly, the most basic answer is the one you like to drink.
The flavor of the wine will obviously affect the flavor of the slushies as it will come through, so be sure it’s one you enjoy!
I typically use Sauvignon Blanc in my slushies because it has more tropical and fruity notes, while still leaning towards the dryer side (my preference), and is super crisp and refreshing! Pinot Grigio would also be lovely.
You can use a Moscato if you prefer sweeter wines and cocktails, or even a chardonnay if you’d like a more full-bodied wine experience.
How to Freeze Fresh Peach Slices
If you’re looking to freeze fresh peaches for this cocktail, it’s super easy to do, and just requires a bit of planning ahead as they’ll need time to, well, freeze.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. The water is going to loosen the skin on the peach allowing us to easily peel it off.
Before placing the peach in the boiling water, be sure to score the end of it by cutting a small X in the center.
Place the scored peaches in the boiling water for about 30 seconds, then transfer immediately to an ice bath. This both stops the peach from continuing to cook and allows us to handle them sooner!
Dry the peach off if desired, then gently peel the skin back, away from the flesh of the peach. It should come off easily in one swoop, however, you may need to peel in parts, as you would when removing a sticker.
Once the skin is removed from the peach, cut it in half and then slice each half into 4 slices or so. Place the sliced peaches on a baking sheet (you can line it with parchment, too) and place it in the fridge for 4-6 hours, until the slices are frozen through.
Transfer to a bag for storage or use in your slushies immediately once frozen.
How to Make Peach Wine Slushies
Ok, so now you have what you’ll need, the rest is super simple. Like, so simple I’m not quite sure this even requires its own section, but as always, I’ll throw a few tips in for you so you can have the best possible outcome!
Here it is: place the frozen peach slices and wine in your blender. Then, blend until fully combined and smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
If the mixture is too thick, add a bit more liquid. If it’s too liquidy, add a few more frozen peaches.
You have the chance to make it exactly what you want it to be! I also like to taste test here (because, of course!) to ensure the flavor is where I want it, and if it needs a little sugar or honey, this is when I’d add it in.
When it’s just as you want it, transfer the slushie to a glass, and enjoy it immediately. You can also place the mixture back in the freezer for 30 minutes or so to make it more slushie-like as the water from the peaches crystallized. When the slushie is just out of the blender, it is more like a smoothie.
If you really want to take things up a notch, pour the slushie into a chilled glass so it stays cooler and frozen longer.
Yes, you can! Just place the mixture back in the fridge. You will want to remove it from the fridge to thaw, about 30 minutes or so before serving, if it has been frozen overnight or longer. It does become pretty crystalized, and to smooth back out just whip it back up in the blender.
You sure can! Customize it as you wish, just be sure to stay within the same ratio for the right texture. Mango is delicious and blackberries add a fun twist and color pop! Strawberries and raspberries are yummy with the peach, too.
This recipe uses half a bottle (or one can) of wine and when blended with the peaches it yields anywhere from 2 large or 4 smallish slushies. If you’re serving it in two servings, that would equal approximately 1 glass of wine; 4 servings would be approximately half a glass of wine. As always, please drink responsibly!
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Get the Recipe 5 Minute Peach & White Wine Slushies
- 375 ml White Wine (like Sauvignon Blanc ), this is a half-bottle or 1 can of wine
- 3 cups frozen peaches , approximately 400 grams
- 1-2 T sugar or honey , optional
- In a high-speed blender, add white wine and frozen peaches. Blend on high until fully combined and smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
- Taste test, and add sugar/honey if needed, blending again until combined. You can also add more peaches or wine to reach your desired texture.
- Pour into 2-4 glasses, and serve immediately. You can also place the slushie mix back in the freezer for 30 minutes for a firmer texture.
- Serving: 2-4
- I recommend weighing out the peaches for best results, as measuring in a cup will vary depending on the size of your slices. Either way, feel free to adjust as desired!
- To Freeze Fresh Peaches: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and score the end of the peaches by making an X. Place the scored peaches in the boiling water for 30 seconds; remove and immediately transfer to an ice bath. Once cooled, peel the skin off of the peaches at the X. Cut in half, then slice again, placing the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for at least 4-6 hours until fully frozen. Transfer to a bag or use as needed.
- Make-Ahead: place the slushie mixture back in the freezer. When ready to serve, let thaw slightly at room temperature until you’re able to scoop it. The texture will be icier, and you may want to blend it again to smooth it out.