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Can You Freeze Prosecco?

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By Ross Young

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Frozen prosecco, or frosecco, as it’s sometimes known, is actually a delightful way to enjoy this popular sparkling wine. Although not one for the purists, freezing your prosecco is a novel way to enjoy the light taste in a unique and interesting way.

While we’ve all accidentally frozen a bottle of prosecco once in a while, this post deals with how to intentionally freeze prosecco so you can enjoy a frozen delight like no other because yes, you can freeze prosecco.

The Quick Answer

Yes, you can freeze prosecco. Prosecco can be frozen for around 1 month. If prosecco is in the freezer any longer than this it will lose most of its taste. When it comes to freezing prosecco intentionally, keep your bottle sealed and in the fridge for as long as possible. 

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How to Freeze Prosecco

When you’re ready to freeze your prosecco, only then should you open the bottle. If you add flattening sparkling wine to the freezer, it won’t taste great when you’re ready to enjoy it.

There are two main ways that you can freeze prosecco, and we explain both below:

How to Freeze Prosecco Ice Cubes

If you have an ice cube tray in your freezer, remove it and empty any ice that’s currently in the tray. Then open your bottle of prosecco and slowly pour it into the tray.

Don’t rush this process as you will risk your prosecco running over the sides and spilling. Once the tray is full of prosecco, simply place it on a flat surface in the freezer and wait for it to freeze.

Within a couple of hours, you should have refreshing and delicious prosecco-flavoured ice cubes which can be enjoyed as they are, or added to an exotic home cocktail!

How to Freeze Prosecco in Containers

If you don’t like the idea of freezing prosecco in ice cubes, you can use any freezer-safe tray or Tupperware box instead.

Pour the prosecco into a tub and seal it. You can then transfer it to the freezer. Again, it should only take a few hours for your prosecco to be frozen.

You will then have a slushy consistency of prosecco, which can form the ideal base of a summery cocktail or ice-based alcoholic beverage!

3 Tips for Freezing Prosecco

Now you know how to freeze it, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing prosecco to have the best results:

  • Flavour It – Some people like to flavour their prosecco before freezing it. Consider adding lemon zest and a simple syrup to your mixture, and you will have a deliciously sweet slush mixture when you come to remove it from the freezer.
  • Don’t Freeze in the Bottle – We don’t recommend freezing your prosecco in its original bottle. Why? Well it could smash in your freezer, which is both dangerous and inconvenient. What’s more, trying to get frozen prosecco out of a bottle isn’t the easiest process in the world, so it’s better to decant it before freezing.
  • Fix Frozen Prosecco – If you’ve frozen your prosecco by mistake, if your fridge was too cold or it was put in the freezer by mistake, place the bottle in an ice bucket of room temperature water for it to defrost. Although it will take a while, you shouldn’t notice too much change to the taste and it should be perfectly fine to drink.

How Long Can You Freeze Prosecco?

You can freeze prosecco for around one month.

That being said, try not to keep it in the freezer for too long, particularly if you’re making prosecco ice cubes. The more time sparkling wine spends in the freezer, the less tasty it will be when you come to enjoy it.

If you’re making frozen prosecco for a special occasion, prepare it the day before and enjoy it as soon as you can for best results.

You Can Freeze Prosecco for up to 1 Month

How Do You Defrost Prosecco?

Of course, if you’ve frozen your prosecco deliberately, you probably don’t want to defrost it! The whole point of freezing it is to enjoy it in a slightly different way, whether it’s as a slushy smoothie-like drink or a special summer cocktail.

However, if you’ve frozen your prosecco by mistake and you want to defrost it, you can do so pretty easily. If it’s still in the bottle, place it in a wine bucket or container with a shallow depth of room-temperature water and leave it to defrost.

If your prosecco isn’t in the bottle, leave it on the shelf in your fridge in the container and wait for it to return to liquid. This will take a little longer, but it will be nice and cold when you come to drink it!

Can You Refreeze Prosecco?

We wouldn’t recommend refreezing prosecco. During the freezing process, the wine will be exposed to both air and water, and this can slightly impact its taste. The more times you freeze it, the less enjoyable it’s likely to be.

Does Prosecco Freeze Well?

Perhaps to your surprise, prosecco freezes really well! It’s an ideal ingredient for an exciting summer smoothie or cocktail, and will really impress your friends when you have them over to sample your new creation!

Related FAQs

If you’ve still got questions about freezing prosecco or alcohol in general, then these may help:

Does Alcohol Freeze?

Generally speaking, alcohol will not freeze in your traditional home freezer as alcohol needs far lower temperature. However, you can force it to freeze if you mix it with other liquids such as soda water or fizzy drinks

Can You Freeze Champagne?

Although purists and Champagne lovers would criticise you for doing so, freezing champagne is possible using the method on this page. 

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