Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

It’s that time of year where I want to start my day off with coffee on the patio and end it with a refreshing drink in hand. The window for patio season is fairly short in Wisconsin, so I try to squeeze in as much time outside as I can. Clearly, I’m not alone in this desire as outdoor patios and rooftop bars have begun to open their doors for the summer. While I enjoy hanging out at these locations, some nights I crave something more low-key. For those occasions, these strawberry champagne ice cubes can elevate a simple glass of champagne into a signature summer drink.

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

I fell in love with these strawberry champagne ice cubes for two reasons. First, they are practical. They keep my drink cool, without watering it down, even on a warm evening. They also add a pop of color and an element of fun to a classic glass of champagne. Whether you are sipping on a glass alone or hosting a party, these strawberry champagne ice cubes need to make their way into your freezer this season!

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 5 Strawberries
  • Champagne

Directions:

  • Wash and dry the strawberries before slicing them into small pieces
  • Place three strawberry pieces into each ice cube tray and fill with champange
  • Place ice cube tray in freezer overnight to solidify before use

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

When you live 2.5 hours away from your family, you end up taking a lot of road trips. After a while I get sick of the top 40 radio stations and pester Ian into deep, thought-provoking conversations. During one of these conversations Ian asked me, “If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?” Without hesitation I said, “chocolate covered strawberries.” Yes, I know. This is groundbreaking information.

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sadly, Ian doesn’t share my love for chocolate covered strawberries. Therefore, I devised a plan to sneak my favorite dessert on the Valentine’s Day menu. My tactic of choice? Infusing the strawberries with alcohol.

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The end result was perfection. The dry champagne paired with the sweetness of the strawberry and the bitterness of the dark chocolate has your mouth savoring every bite.

If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea a box of these strawberries would make anyone happy! Enjoy!

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 12 strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate

Directions:

  • Place the strawberries in a bowl and submerge in champagne
  • Let the strawberries soak in the champagne for 12 – 24 hours
  • Remove the strawberries from the champagne and pat dry
  • Heat the dark chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 sec. increments in the microwave until melted
  • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and place on a non-stick surface (I used a silicone mat)
  • Wait until the chocolate has hardened before serving