Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 1: Strawberry Champagne Slushies (Happy New Year!)

It's a brand new year and therefore, a time to make new goals. Starting with the blog.

I will bake or cook one new thing every week. That's 52 new recipes from now until December 31 (or December 23 when the world ends.) 

I will start with something awesome that I made on New Years. That was technically the first weekend of the year so here is the first thing that I made.

Strawberry Champagne Slushies. 

I spent the New Year with one of my best friends in Minneapolis. We had planned to have a bunch of people over and bring in the new year, but only two people showed up. That, at least, meant more food for us!

One of the highlights of the night was the strawberry champagne slushies. Sweet from the strawberries and a little bit of honey and vaguely alcoholic from the champagne. Perfect for a girly party like ours or for any event really. It does take a little bit of prep, but it's worth it. And aren't Whitnie's glasses great?!

Strawberry Champagne Slushies

1 16 oz container fresh strawberries, hulled
1 750 ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine
2 tablespoons honey

Begin by dividing bottle of sparkling wine; pour half into a blender, then pour other half into a large glass, cover and set aside in the refrigerator. Add strawberries and honey to blender and blend until all chunks have disappeared. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until completely solid. 

Once ice cubes have formed, remove them from the trays and return to blender. Add remaining champagne and blend until a thick, slushie consistency has formed. Pour into champagne glasses and serve.

makes approximately 6 servings

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