Fruity wine slushies are a refreshing way to cool off when the weather heats up, and this Cherry Vanilla version is scrumptious with its juicy dark cherries, sweet Moscato, and a hint of pure vanilla.
These Cherry Vanilla Wine Slushies are super easy to make. Simply puree a bag of frozen cherries with a couple cups of Moscato and a splash of pure vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and frosty and you are done. A frozen delight is ready to refresh you.
If fresh cherries are sweet and in the season, feel free to buy some to pit and freeze yourself for churning into slushies. If not, however, a 16-ounce bag of frozen dark cherries will work just dandy and allow you to enjoy this drink any ‘ol time, cherry season or not.
As for the vanilla, it’s very, very important to use a good-quality pure vanilla extract. And don’t go overboard with it. Start with 1/4 teaspoon, and if you crave a stronger vanilla flavor, add an extra 1/8 teaspoon at a time, tasting between additions. Or if you like, leave out the vanilla altogether to enjoy pure and unadulterated cherry wine slushie bliss.
- 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen pitted sweet cherries
- 2 cups chilled Moscato (or Reisling, or your favorite light/fruity white wine)
- 1/4 teaspoon good-quality pure vanilla extract