Strawberry Slushies

 

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If you are looking for an easy way to mix things up at your Labor Day BBQ, think about serving these Strawberry Slushies.  These delightful drinks take only a few minutes to make and you could whip them up and store them in your freezer until ready to serve.  I followed the recipe and used fresh strawberries, but I imagine they would be great with peaches (I recommend removing the skin), raspberries or blackberries.  Of course, the slushies ought to be served with a festive straw!

Strawberry Slushies
Bon Appétit, August 2011 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hulled strawberries
  • 1 750-ml bottle dry Riesling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Purée strawberries, Riesling, lemon juice, and sugar in a food processor until liquefied. Process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.  Divide among cups.  Serve immediately with straws, or transfer to a container and freeze.
If you prepare these in advance and freeze, remove frozen slushy mixture 15-20 minutes ahead of planned serving time.