Red Wine Frozen Yogurt

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.

Red Wine Frozen Yogurt
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup red wine of your choice

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt and sugar until well mixed. Add in red wine and stir to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. Freeze for 30 minutes before serving.

 

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