In my last post of the Bridal Brunch and Lingerie Shower I said I would share the recipe for the Strawberry Cream Mimosas we made! My mom and I found the recipe through Pinterest on Swanky Recipes...you can find their site here. We made a lot of changes to the original recipe but they turned out to be so yummy! They were the perfect little addition to a bridal lingerie shower and they looked adorable! Here's the recipe with our changes to it...
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 1/4 cup fresh strawberries (diced)
1 1/2 heaping tsp. sugar
1 cup half & half cream
1 bottle sparkling white grape juice
*you will also need an ice cube tray
Pour raspberries and strawberries into a medium sauce pan.
Cook on low/medium heat for about 10 minutes, allowing the berries to soften and get soupy. Add the sugar to the berries and stir the mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit for several minutes (until slightly cooled).
Puree the mixture in a blender. Following this step, if the berry seeds bother you, you can remove them through a strainer. We left them and did not use the strainer and it was fine!
Transfer the pureed mixture to a bowl.
Add the half & half and whisk together to mix well.
Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Fill them about half way or a little more so you can use all of the mixture (just make sure the ice cubes aren't too big to fit into your champagne flutes).
Freeze the ice cubes. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make the majority of it ahead of time. I made these several days prior to the shower. The rest is simple!
A little while before you are ready to serve the drinks, put 3 of the strawberry cream ice cubes in each champagne flute. Let them sit for a while to begin to thaw.
While the cubes are thawing, go ahead and garnish the side of each glass with a small strawberry. When ready to serve, pour the sparkling white grape juice over the cubes in each glass. You will not use the whole bottle. If the ice cubes are not melting in with the juice, use a fork to gently break it up in the glass. The mixture of the bubbly and the frozen creates an awesome little frothy drink!
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