Grown Up Slushy

Or,  "what to do with all that left over red wine"

Here's your opportunity to open that bottle by yourself...heck, even us grown ups deserve a slushy now and again. This recipe by Honestly Yum is well, honestly yum. So open that bottle, pour yourself a glass and get to work!

photo via Honestly Yum

photo via Honestly Yum

Red Wine Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream


·       1/2 bottle of red wine

·       1/3 cup of sugar

·       1 cup of water

·       1 pint of vanilla bean ice cream


·       Pour half a bottle of wine in a large baking dish.

·       In a small pot, heat the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Pour sugar-water mixture into the baking dish and combine with the wine.

·       Place in the freezer and after one hour scrape the sides with a fork, bringing the ice crystals to the middle. Repeat this process every 30 minutes. The whole process takes around 4 hours.

To assemble the dessert, place one scoop of vanilla bean ice cream in a small glass and top with heaping spoonfuls of the granita