In college there was a bar near campus called The Mont. I say was, it’s still very much there. When I visit campus I like to sit on The Mont patio, order the frozen sangria half of their famous Swirl, and catch up with old friends. I know it’s a lot of sugar and a lot of calories, but it’s not something I get to do very often. In college, I did it a lot more often and well, it showed.
With spring break next week, it’s got me thinking about my favorite college dive. It’s not so easy to just run to campus for a Swirl, but I can make my own, and even control those pesky calories. Since, you know, I’m a little older and I care a little more!
I don’t have a frozen drink machine at home, but I do have a blender and access to Talenti Gelato and Sorbetto. Yes, I’m going there. Talenti is one word that will bring a girl to her knees, at least this girl. Mix it with wine and I’m done.
Yes, Taleni Frozen Sangria is a thing. Or, I’m making it a thing. You’re going to want to make this your thing.
You can order a frozen sangria swirl at Abuelo’s and it’s got 509 calories. I imagine the one I love from The Mont is about the same. Ours had 222 calories. As far as drinking your calories goes, don’t overdo it. But if this is one indulgence you’re in the mood for and you’re hosting girls night in, go ahead and fire up your blender! I’d stick to fresh guacamole and homemade salsa instead of a vat of queso to complement your cocktail.
Our frozen sangria starts with one pint each of Talenti’s tart and creamy sorbettos – Blood Orange and Roman Raspberry. The color alone makes them craveable and the flavor just bursts.
Then we juice half a lime, pour in a bottle of cheap cabernet sauvignon (any sangria worth its margarita salt is made with the cheapest bottle of red), and add just a quarter-cup of of our favorite fresh berries from Driscoll’s. Hit the power button and watch it all blend together in a smooth, creamy sangria concoction.
Talenti Frozen Sangria
Yields 10, 8-ounce servings
2 pints Talenti Sorbetto (Blood Orange and Roman Raspberry)
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 bottle of cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
1/4 cup mixed berries (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Add more wine if too thick, or more sorbetto if too thin. Garnish with berries and serve immediately, or freeze for later use.
The recipe couldn’t be any easier. The cocktail couldn’t be any more sippable. And the color is candy for your eyes.
Whether spring breaking, pool laying, or girls night inning, a blender full of this Talenti Frozen Sangria will be a sure hit!
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Recipe by Brandi Koskie; Images by Dana Shultz.
This recipe was created in partnership with Talenti.