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Fruity, fun, and delicious!
What’s better than a fruity frozen cocktail in the summer? One that’s made with only 4 ingredients!
This easy Frozen Bellini cocktail blends the sweetness of ripe summer peaches along with the bubbly essence of sparkling white wine. The result is a deliciously refreshing drink that’s easy to sip on and will cool you off.
This cocktail is not just for summer fun! You can also make a great impression by serving this drink for brunch alongside a Bacon Egg Spinach Quiche or these light but satisfying Baked Eggs In Tomato Cups. Add a pitcher of Frozen Mimosas to the spread as the cherry on top.
What is a bellini?
The traditional bellini recipe was invented in Venice, Italy in the 1940s. It was made with sparkling white wine and white peach puree, which is quite similar to the modern version we know and love.
You’re welcome to add peach schnapps to enhance the peachy flavors in your bellini but it isn’t necessary. While the most popular bellini flavor is peach, it can be made with almost any kind of fruit puree or frozen fruit if you’re making a blended version.
Bellinis vs. mimosas
Both bellini and mimosa cocktails are made by mixing fruit with champagne, prosecco, or some other sparkling white wine. A mimosa is made with fruit juice while bellinis are made with fruit puree. Both can be served neat or blended.
Ingredients you need
The beauty of this frozen cocktail recipe is that it takes only a few simple ingredients to whip up. Use your high-speed blender (we love Vitamix!) to puree everything together and you’ll be sipping in no time!
Blended frozen peaches will be transformed into an icy and slushy treat in this recipe. They’ll also help your drink stay colder longer, even under the summer sun.
No need to worry about frozen fruit being less delicious than fresh! The peaches are picked when they’re perfectly ripe and then frozen, meaning your cocktail won’t lack on flavor or freshness.
Want to use fresh peaches instead? If you can, use summer peaches that are freshly picked and in season (from July until September usually). I recommending freezing the sliced peaches beforehand so your drink has that smooth slushy texture.
To freeze fresh peaches, slice them up and place the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave them to freeze overnight so you can use them in your cocktail the next morning.
I recommend using a dry sparkling wine, like brut or prosecco. Using a dry variety allows the sweetness from the fruit and simple syrup to shine through.
Simple syrup is made by heating equal parts white sugar and water together. Once the sugar dissolves, you can bottle the syrup and use it for months on end.
This sweet sugar syrup helps to round all of the flavors together in a variety of cocktails and drinks, like Sangria, Martini’s, and Hibiscus Lime Punch. You can add as little or as much as you like to cater to your own sweet tooth.
Fresh is best! When ice sits in your freezer too long, it tends to absorb the flavors of the freezer which can come through in the taste of your cocktail. Fill your ice cube trays the night before so your bellini can taste its best.
How to make a frozen peach bellini
Making this cocktail in a high-speed blender will ensure you end up with a delicious peach bellini slush. It will breaks down the ice and frozen fruit in no time so you end up with a frozen drink that’s perfect for sipping. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth, then enjoy!
Follow these tips to make the best frozen peach bellinis:
Customize the flavors
This frozen peach bellini is delicious as-is, but there’s plenty of room for customizations if you want! Change up the fruit, mix in some new flavors, or give it a bit more sweetness! Try these suggestions:
- Make it boozier: Add 1 ounce each of peach schnapps or vodka to the mix.
- Add more fruit: Replace a cup of the frozen peaches with 1 cup of peach or mango nectar, pulse in some strawberries or raspberries, or add fresh oranges, lime, or lemon to give it a bright citrus flavor.
- Instead of peaches: Replace them completely with more frozen fruit like strawberries, cherries, or oranges.
- Instead of simple syrup: Replace it with grenadine for a sweet pomegranate flavor and beautiful color.
Can I make it ahead of time?
Frozen bellinis are best served fresh from the blender. If the mixture sits too long, the sparkling wine will lose its bubbles and effervescence.
If you have no time at all and need to prep it ahead of time, go ahead and blend it all up and leave the frozen mixture in an airtight container in the freezer until it’s time to serve.
It's time for a drink!
Okay, friend! Now you get to make a batch of this delicious boozy drink for you and your party.
When you do, make sure to leave a comment below so I can hear what you think!
10 Minute Frozen Bellini Cocktail
- 3 cups frozen sliced peaches
- 2 cups ice
- 12 ounces sparkling wine about ½ a bottle
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and serve in chilled cocktail glasses.