Until recently, I was never a big wine drinker. Beer was my drink of choice. Anything from a Moosehead to a lesser-known craft and I was happy. At some point, however, Brian and I decided that we should try wine. Just one bottle so if we decided to go out, we could order a glass of wine and feel like adults instead of rowdy twenty-somethings. We started with a Pinot Grigio and it was great. Moving from there, we went in the direction of whites trying Moscato, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Brian is a clear drinker of sweeter wines while I’ll flip between sweet and dry.
I became really interested in local varieties, trying out some from Boordy’s Vineyard, Great Frogs, Bordeleau and St. Michael’s. St. Michael’s has a really interesting variety that they can’t keep on shelves. People run out and buy it by the case when it is in stock. Gollywobbler Black, it’s called. I saw a bottle in the store and grabbed it to see what the fuss was. And those case buyers? They’re right.
It’s a semi-sweet blackberry wine. It’s got just the right amount of sweetness. Even Brian likes it so I know it must be good. I was really hesitant to cook with it only because I didn’t want to waste it. I wanted to soak in every last drop while sitting on the porch, eating cheese and pretending to be semi-classy. But I also wanted to make this red wine frozen yogurt and knew I needed a semi-sweet wine to stand up to the tang of the Greek yogurt. So I did it. I used my precious blackberry wine in the yogurt. And I’m glad I did. The result is a semi-sweet yogurt that is just enough to tide over your junk food junkie. It’s satisfying without being cloying or disgustingly sweety.
Plus, I mean, hello? Red wine frozen yogurt. Yeah.
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup red wine of your choice
- In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt and sugar until well mixed. Add in red wine and stir to combine.
- Pour mixture into an ice cream maker. Turn the mixer to stir and mix for 30 minutes until the yogurt has reached a thick consistency.
- Freeze for 30 minutes before serving.