I’m trying to drink more wine these days.

Not for the health benefits or because I enjoy the taste but because my children are driving me absolutely crazy and having a glass of wine on a Wednesday night is not frowned upon like having a glass of tequila with a shot of Diet Coke is.

But the truth is, I cannot stand wine. I think it’s thick and smells funny and is only drinkable when it’s ice cold. Well, last week while doing my French Fridays with Dorie hopping, I learned that you can buy wine in pink cans. And since I am a sucker for cute packaging, I went straight to our liquor store, was greeted with a “Roll Tide!”, and asked them where the wine cans were. They didn’t have them (of course) so I ended up walking out with a bottle of Riesling.

I gagged on the smell alone. So I made this.

It’s just pureed strawberries and wine so… it counts as a glass of wine, right? Right?!

I thought this recipe was especially fun since it’s made in the ice cream maker but if you don’t have an ice cream maker (or don’t feel like dirtying yours), just use your blender and frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones. You’ll get pretty much the same effect.

I’ve got a glass waiting in the freezer for tonight and I am SO excited about it.

One year ago: French Dip
Three years ago: Bread Baker’s Apprentice – Anadama

Grown-Up Strawberry Slushies

from Bon Appetit

Ingredients

2 cups sliced strawberries
1 750 milliliter bottle Riesling
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container and put in freezer.
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