Strawberry cream mimosa is a delicious creamy cocktail that’s just about perfect for anything celebratory. Imagine creamy sweet floats with champagne/wine..Do you still need an occasion to make these?
Lets confess. I am a romantic. Scratch that please. I am a hopeless romantic. Proud, wear your heart on the sleeves kinda gal. Always have been. Always will be. I just don’t know any other way to love..For me its always been a mad rush, a whirlwind that sweeps you away on the adventure of a lifetime and does things to you which you hadn’t dreamt possible. I think I should stop now or we might all be in the danger of me writing a horrid Mills & Boon novel. (remember when you used to read those?)
I have been going mad feasting my eyes on all the decadent desserts that seem to have taken the blogosphere by storm. Wherever I see, there are hearts and red roses, decadent chocolate desserts and exotic sounding delicacies. Some hide a heart inside a cake, some make the cake red. Let’s just say most bloggers are busy painting the blog red …and while I have resisted the temptation till now, I couldn’t escape the madness completely.
So I did this. No, I didn’t really hide a pink heart in a cake..seriously juvenile if you ask me. I am not exactly 16 and I stopped doing hearts the day I turned 18 😛 That being said, I am not heartless!! And I did want to do something nice for DaddyLonglegsP. So what if it didn’t have a red heart dammit!! After searching for a lotttt of inspiration,I simply up and quit the idea of making a dessert. My almost non existent sweet tooth had given up and I knew I couldn’t be bothered to make a dessert now, especially when our 5th anniversary was just ten days away and I know I would have to bake then!
That’s when this idea popped into my head. Sometime back, I had seen this episode on Food Network where Tyler Florence makes a delicious Orange Cream Mimosa. I did have oranges. But then I spied these gorgeous strawberries lying there and I knew it. I had to make these creamy mimosa with strawberries. I have been on a strawberry kick lately and this just fell in place naturally! What a relief… I finally knew what I was getting lovey on for Valentine’s. (sigh)
But if you are looking for desserts to make, check out my strawberry featuring desserts right here…and give the Valentine’s day specially curated menu on the side bar a look. You never knew when and where the perfect Valentine’s meal might strike you 😛
This is such an innocuous looking cocktail. But don’t be fooled. There is enough wine in there to give you a nice little buzz and make everything seem rosy. You can of course make a mocktail version of the same using sparkling water or soda or even 7up. My daughter enjoyed hers with 7UP and honestly it wasn’t bad, for kids 😉 But for independent, self helping adults like you and me, wine it is!
The concept is that you make a simple fruit puree , add cream to it so it becomes a creamsicle and freeze it overnight. When ready to party, simply scoop some of the frozen creamsicle into champagne flutes, add some freshly chopped fruit and le` pour ze` champagne/ wine. Voila` .. Happy hour is here!
PS: Makes a perfect brunch cocktail too. Serve an assortment of flavored creamiscles and keep bottles of your favorite wine & champagne, fresh fruits and herbs for your guests to make their own cocktails. My favorite are orange cream, strawberry cream, raspberry cream and a blackberry elder flower cream. Prosecco,Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir go really well with the creamsicle. A rose` would be beautiful too.
Happy Valentine’s day you all..
- Fresh strawberries - 200 gms.
- ¼ cup sugar
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 cup cream or use ½ cup vanilla icecream.
- 1 bottle of sparkling wine or champagne
- Strawberries thinly sliced for muddling
- Strawberry for garnish.
- Products needed:
- Champagne flutes + lock & lock air tight freezer box + ice cream scooper
- Chop the clean strawberries and heat them in a pan over medium heat.
- Wait till they get soupy. Then add the sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon juice.Adjust as per your personal preference. It should be sweet but not too much.
- Blend the strawberries and pass them through a sieve. Discard the seeds.
- Let the mixture cool.
- Once the mixture is cool, throw it in an air tight container and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
- When you are ready to assemble your drinks, spoon a scoop of the strawberry cream into a champagne flute. Then add some thinly sliced strawberries.
- Finally pour the sparkling wine or champagne over the top and drop in a strawberry for garnish.
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