Watermelon Frosé (Frozen Rosé)
This easy frosé, or frozen rosé wine, is thick, smooth, and refreshing. It gets its sweetness and bright pink color naturally from frozen watermelon. This recipe is easy to make as a virgin watermelon slushie and is perfect for summer gatherings.
With Memorial Day comes the unofficial start of summer. I am definitely getting ready for school to let out in a couple of weeks. Summer produce, warm days, and casual get-togethers with friends and family are a few of my favorite things about summer. Frosé was all the rage last summer and I have an inkling the trend will continue. What is Frosé? It’s simply frozen rosé wine. Typically the wine is frozen in ice cube trays and then blended with sugar. This watermelon frosé is made slightly differently, and gets frosty and sweet from frozen watermelon. It will have you saying, “yes way, frosé!” all summer long. If you love fun pink cocktails, you must also check out my Aperol Spritz and Greyhound recipes!
One of my close girlfriends sent me an Instagram direct message with the post above from the Santa Barbara Public Market and the caption, #summerwaterisright! It reminded me that I really do enjoy a crisp glass of rosé wine with a girlfriend in the summer. And that name is pretty funny. I do not recommend switching your water out for wine, however. One of my favorite rosés is the Riviera Rosé made locally by Margerum.
I started thinking about fun ways to enjoy rosé, other than the obvious. Suddenly I remembered the watermelon frozen margaritas I used to make years ago, and the watermelon slushies I still make for my kids. Watermelon and frosé were a natural match! Unlike most frosé recipes that are sweetened with sugar, this recipe gets it’s sweetness and an extra punch of pink, from watermelon.
Aren’t these wine cocktails so pretty in pink? When frozen in chunks and then blended, something magical happens to watermelon. It goes from watery to smooth and frosty like a sorbet. Frozen and blended watermelon has to be one of the easiest natural sweet treats around. My kids and I love watermelon slushies as a healthier dessert or to cool off on hot days.
If you want even more summer cocktails to try, don’t miss my classic Italian Aperol Spritz!
Whether you make this recipe as Watermelon Frosé or simply as a watermelon slushie, I am sure you are going to love it. Want to make this recipe your own? There are lots of delicious additions to try! A few of my favorite additions include: fresh mint, strawberries, or even pineapple for a tropical twist.
Watch the short video to get an idea of how easy and beautiful this recipe is. One word of caution before I go… Watermelon Frosé is borderline too good. It’s so drinkable that you’ll need to take care to limit it to one glass. And please, always be responsible when consuming adult beverages and never drink and drive.
- 10 oz. rosé wine
- 4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
- juice of 1 lime
- Place the wine, frozen watermelon cubes, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Using a rubber spatula, transfer to serving glasses and enjoy right away. Frosé can also be frozen for an hour or two ahead of time.
Non-alcoholic watermelon slushie version: Simply omit the wine and you'll have a delicious frozen treat. If the blender won't turn, you can add a splash of sparkling water such as LaCroix. *Note: Nutrition is approximate and calculated by a third party app.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g