Fruity Frozen Pairings

Schools out and so is the sun! (well, almost)…keep cool this summer with Olly’s drinks pairings for these fruity frozen treats.

Cherry and Pistachio Ice Cream Cones

Olly’s wine pairing: La Gioiosa Vino Spumante Rosé 2021 (11%) £10, Asda

The pink fizz of fruity dreams! As ripe as it is fresh, this is sublimely summery. Chill, pop and revel in the textural contrast with this cherry ice cream.

Blueberry, Honey & Yoghurt Lolly

Olly’s wine pairing: Cockburn’s Fine Ruby Port (19%) £10.50, Morrisons

Try serving this sweet, dark, berry compote of a wine fridge-cold or even over ice to pair with these lollies – sipping it at a low temperature emphasises the fruit while taming the booze.

Raspberry & Meringue SemiFreddo

Olly’s wine pairing: Marks & Spencer Gibo Asti DOCG NV (7%) £7.50

Frothy and outrageously sweet, this pristine floral beauty is best served cold in flutes with your meringue semifreddo. If you’re after a fruity sparkler, this fits the bill perfectly.

Mango, Lime & Tequila Granita

Olly’s wine pairing: Tesco Finest Dessert Semillon 2018 (9.5%, 37.5cl) £6.25

Delicious served cold in shot glasses to honour the tequila in the granita, this is like liquid mango!

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 22nd July 2023.

Read the full column and get all the lip smacking recipes HERE.

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