Strawberry prosecco slushie is the perfect party drink. With sweet strawberry and fragrant elderflower, this pale pink cooler is the perfect elegant cocktail.
Strawberry Prosecco Slushie
I love this grown-up slushie. It’s refreshing, fruity and light, making it ideal for hot summer days or nights. The elderflower cordial reminds me of all that’s best about an English summer. However, it also works well for year-round parties. Dancing in hot rooms in your best evening wear can have you longing for a cooling treat so this iced drink is perfect. In an elegant cocktail glass, it’s smart enough for a wedding or a ball. Yet it’s easy to make at home for a party in the garden or supper with friends. Make it in advance and then blend to serve when your guests are ready.
How to Make a Strawberry Prosecco Slushie
Step one – Put the water, cordial and strawberries in a pan. Gently simmer for a couple of minutes until the fruit is soft.
Step two – Lightly mash the fruit.
Step three – Pass the mixture through a sieve. Use a spoon or spatula to press the flesh of the fruit through the sieve. Discard the pips left behind in the sieve.
Step four – Allow to cool.
Step five – Mix the strawberry and elderflower with the same volume of prosecco. Then put it in a freezer-safe pot in the freezer and leave to freeze. It will not become solid ice because of the sugar and alcohol – it should be more like sorbet.
Step six – When you are ready to serve, break the frozen mixture up with a fork. Put it in a blender jug and give it a quick whizz.
Step seven – Add the same volume of prosecco again. Then blend until smooth. Be careful not to over-blend, as you don’t want it to melt.
Serve strawberry prosecco slushie immediately in chilled cocktail glasses. To give it a celebration feel, garnish with a strawberry, mint and a slice of lemon or lime.
Hints, Tips & Variations for Strawberry Prosecco Slushie
- Try other flavours of cordial. Anything light and fruity will work well, so experiment.
- You can leave out the cordial. If you do, double the liquid and sugar.
- Use the best strawberries you can find, especially out of season. I like ‘Katrina’ in the early autumn.
- Use champagne (not too dry) or a rosé wine instead of prosecco.
- You can also freeze the strawberry and prosecco mix in an ice cube tray. This works well for serving smaller numbers, so try it if you are entertaining one special guest. When frozen, put the cubes in a box or bag to store in the freezer. Take out as many as you need.
- Use a good blender – it makes life so much easier!
A Good Slushie Needs a Good Blender
To make a smooth slushie, you need a good blender. I made this strawberry prosecco slushie with my new KitchenAid High Performance Blender. It’s part of the smart new Queen of Hearts Collection that celebrates KitchenAid’s 100th birthday.
The blender is solid and reassuringly heavy. It’s also remarkably quiet for a power blender. A great vortex is important to the design. This drags the ingredients down into the blades, so there’s no need to use the damper to push them.
The Queen of Hearts – 100 Years of KitchenAid
KitchenAid is celebrating 100 years of great kitchen equipment. It comes in a new shade called ‘passion red’, a fresh twist on the KitchenAid signature colour.
The stylish limited-edition collection features a wide range of appliances. There’s a Blender, Hand Blender, Hand Mixer, Kettle, Mini Food Processor, Stand Mixer and a Toaster, so there’s plenty to choose from for a bright new look. It’s a bold, streamlined range that will brighten the kitchen and gladden the heart of any baking queen or king.
So here’s a toast to the Queen of Hearts. I think she’s going to love this strawberry prosecco slushie!
A delicious celebration drink for a hot evening
- 100 ml elderflower cordial
- 200 g strawberries and a few extra to garnish
- 100 ml water
- 400 ml prosecco
- mint leaves and lemon slices to garnish (optional)
Put the water, cordial and strawberries in a pan. Gently simmer until the fruit is soft. Mash fruit.
Pass the mixture through a sieve. Use a spoon or spatula to press the flesh through. Then discard any pips left in the sieve. Then allow to cool.
Mix the strawberry and elderflower with the same volume of prosecco. Freeze the mixture.
When you are ready to serve, break the frozen strawberry mixture up with a fork. Blitz in the blender. Then add about the same volume again of prosecco. Blend again until smooth. Then serve in chilled cocktail glasses.
- This recipe is 2 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
Recipe for prosecco strawberry slushie sponsored by KitchenAid. We also received a blender for review, all opinions our own.