As soon as I walked into the grocery store there was a massive display of gorgeous strawberries welcoming me into the store. So red, so seductive – I just couldn’t take my eyes of them. I may or may not have been drooling.
The best part of strawberry display was the enticing sign that read: $5 for $5. So cheap, so easy, so sexy. What could I do with all those luscious, red strawberries? I felt chills of anticipation begin to form on my arm. I had to stop by the Starbucks for a coffee just to get a grip on all the awesomeness that was about to happen!
I had been wanting to do a sorbet of sort for quiet some time. I had read several recipes and it seemed pretty straightforward. As I was sipping my cappuccino, I kept eyeing aforementioned “seductive strawberries”. I just felt that she (the strawberries) deserved more than being put into a plain jane sorbet.
Next to the strawberries was the booze isle. My eyes settled on the champagne section and a light went off – AHA! Champagne and strawberries always go together!! I scooped up 5 pints of strawberries and headed over the the champagne isle. After much debate, I settled on a pink moscato champagne. I thought the extra sweetness would bring out the flavor of the strawberries. Turns out I was right. The champagne adds a crisp POP to the flavor.
Just a couple quick notes
I don’t mean to brag, however, I really have to say just how wonderful this champagne strawberry sorbet is. Is it bragging if it’s true?
I cooked dinner for my good friend Nyia and served this up to her. She said it reminded her of the fresh strawberries she had just recently picked and eaten while back home in New Hampshire.
If you want to kick it up a notch chop up some fresh basil and sprinkle it over the top of the strawberry sorbet. I know, I know, it sounds weird! Trust me, it adds something very nice to the party.
Next time, I am gonna chop up the basil and add it to the mixture. Then, I am going to make popsicles and serve them poolside.