Peach and Prosecco Ice

"This simply elegant ice, a mix of peach nectar and Prosecco, has been made famous at Harry's Bar in Venice. Serve it in flutes and top with Prosecco for a lovely aperitif. It is also good on its own, especially between courses. From the May 2005 issue of Bon Appétit. The 'cooking time' is, of course, the 'freezing time'. It takes no more than 10 minutes to make! I've made this with mangoes and it is a recipe that you can certainly have fun with, making with your favourite fruits."
photo by NoraMarie photo by NoraMarie
photo by NoraMarie
photo by NoraMarie photo by NoraMarie
Ready In:
3hrs 10mins


  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup hot water
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen sliced peaches, thawed, juices reserved
  • 1 cup sparkling white wine, chilled


  • Stir the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves.
  • Blend the peaches and reserved peach juices in a food processor until the peaches are finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually pour in the sugar syrup; process until smooth.
  • Add the Prosecco or sparkling wine and blend well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a container.
  • Cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours. Can be made 2 days ahead and kept frozen.
  • My notes: The recipe listed Prosecco or sparkling wine in the ingredients, but I was unable to list Prosecco as an ingredient: it kept being rejected. When I made this, I simply used a sparkling wine.

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  1. This was wonderful! I love the peaches in this drink. So very good! Made for Gimme 5 Tag.
  2. How wonderful....a frozen Bellini!I loved the fresh taste of the peaches in this recipe! I actually put a portion of the recipe into popsicle molds and served up the tasty treat that way. I did not use Prosecco, substituting a less expensive, very dry sparkling wine in it's place.
  3. Choosing this recipe to make was instantaneous the moment I saw it & I’m sure will be a popular ZWT choice, but in retrospect it was prob a poor choice by me. It was good & fun to make. I so like both peaches & a good white wine (Used a good Asti), but found I wasn't that crazy about combining them. It surprised me that the so-loved flavour of ea seemed to get in the way of the other, for me at least. Thx for posting.
  4. Made this for dessert tonight blue! just wonderful! I did use an asti instead of prosecco, just own personal taste preference. Oh and there were no frozen peaches in my store, don't ask, so used mango chunks instead, and still just lovely!. Very nice and light on a hot summer day!
  5. This is sooooo good.


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