Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stay Cool With Sparkling Drink Desserts!!!

Grown-Up Dessert
These are wonderful. And sooooo Easy...All you need is some sparkling wine, Champange, or some fresh juice, pour into your popcicle molds and freeze (you can add a few slices of fruit for crunchies in them too) then when frozen (about 2 hours) take them out put inside your favorite wine glasses or regular glasses and piur in more drink (wine or juice) Stay COOL this HOT HOT summer!!!

Wine Gelée Recipe
iStock 000004747118XSmall Sparkling Wine Gelée for New Years Eve
We all love champagne – make something a little different this year – sparkling "wine gelée,"Use  choice of Prosecco, Moscato,Champagne or other sparkling wine, I love Zinfandel wine!You can set it with plain gelatine. It makes a cool, refreshing, low-fat dessert (that also happens to be dairy, gluten and egg free, if that’s a concern!) Whoa...did this recipe say LOW-FAT? I'm in!!!!
Or make it with sparkling juice for the kids or those tea-totaling friends. Chill the mixture in champagne flutes and you could have fun with a tray of what looks like bubbly liquid, that’s actually set! Works for me...Try it on New Year's this year for something a little different!
To doll up your dessert, top each glass with a dollop of whipped cream and/or some fresh raspberries. I think that this will work wonderful for my first Red Hat "Game Time" Yup it sure will..... 
To make Sparkling Wine Gelée:: 
  • open a 750 mL bottle of Prosecco, Moscato or other sparkling wine (or sparkling apple juice
  • pour 1 cup of it into a small saucepan. 
  • Shake two (1/4 oz.) packets of plain gelatine overtop
  • let sit for 5 minutes to soften. 
  • Whisk in 1/4 cup sugar until it dissolves,
  • remove from the heat.
  • Pour the remaining Prosecco into a pitcher a
  • add the gelatine mixture; 
  • whisk to combine and pour into tall glasses,
  • fill them as you would a glass of bubbly.
  • If you like, drop a few fresh raspberries or pomegranate seeds into each glass. 
  • Refrigerate until firm.
Serve once set in at least 2 hours... Voila Enjoy!!!

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