Blueberry Slushy with Mango Wine
I’ve had the images for this post ready for a week. I haven’t been able to sit down and write the words to accompany these photos. I’ve also been putting off writing my resume and a few different cover letters to send out. I had to sit outside in order to get motivated. The sun is shining down on me, the breeze is blowing through the trees and I’m feeling perfectly content.
My resume and cover letter are complete and now I feel I have the brain power and inspiration, thanks to the beautiful sky and warm temperature, to work.
Two weeks ago I went to a wine tasting at Olde World Wine and Spirits, my friends store. I walked from table to table and tried the different wines. I knew I wanted something on the sweet side to make a fruit slushy and I ended up going home with a Mango Moscato.
I was also there searching for an idea for my photo essay project so I took many pictures of my dear friends, the wine and the rest of the store. I got some nice shots but I ended up using a different set of images from two farmers’ markets.
Since I am always buying fruit, I had 3 different types of berries in the fridge. I wasn’t sure which kind to pair the mango wine with. Eventually, I ate 2 of the 3 types of berries and was left with the blue variety. These Blueberry Mango Slushes were born! I knew AJ would have the perfect wine for me, going to Olde World Wine & Spirits is never a disappointment!
This recipe can be served immediately or frozen to enjoy later. If you do freeze this the consistency will be similar to that of Italian ice which is just as good as the slush version! If you don't have an ice cream maker you can freeze the mixture and process again in a blender or food processor until you get a slush consistency. If you are doing this, I would reserve about 1/4 cup of wine and add during the final mix.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 30
3-4 cups blueberries
1 750ml bottle of Mango Moscato
1 Tbsp lemon juice
In a food processor or a blender, blend together the blueberries and mango moscato. Add the lemon juice and transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker. Follow your ice cream makers instructions and process until slush-like consistency forms. Serve immediately or freeze.