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

Strawberry Donuts

Strawberry Donuts

Up until Monday I had been enjoying lunch outside. It was refreshing to leave my desk and listen to the rustling leaves while I ate. With temperatures dropping, I’ve had to settle with eating by a window as the crisp air billows fallen leaves into an atumnal dance.

Strawberry Donuts

The change in weather has me longing for summer. I know we have just entered fall, and I should be overjoyed pumpkin spiced lattes are back, but I needed to savor the flavor of summer one last time. Just as a final goodbye.

Strawberry Donuts

So I made strawberry donuts. No, the strawberries were not hand picked from a patch – but they did the trick. For one last hurrah, my taste buds were tickled with the fresh flavor of summer.

Now the pumpkin spice craze can commence:)

Strawberry Donuts

Ingredients:

Donut Batter:

  • 1 C. flour
  • 1/2 C. coconut sugar
  • 1.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbs. coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Glaze:

  • 1 Tbs. milk
  • 1 Tbs. strawberry purée
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

Donuts:

  • Grease your donut baking pan
  • Preheat oven to 350˙
  • Stir together the dry ingredients and set aside
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients and slowly incorporate them to the dry ingredients
  • Stir until well combined
  • Pour batter into donut tin and bake for 12 – 14 minute
  • Pull out of the oven and let cool

Glaze:

  • Mix ingredients together until smooth
  • With a butter knife, spread an even layer of the glaze over each donut
  • Garnish with a strawberry slice

 

Strawberry S’mores

Strawberry S'mores

Best way to end a summer night? Roasting marshmallows by a fire and making s’mores! This was by far one of my favorite things to do growing up. My whole family loves s’mores and if we were having a fire before my Dad was done milking cows, one of us would run a s’more down to the barn for him to enjoy.

Strawberry S'mores

Now that Ian and I live in an apartment, our s’more days are limited to when we visit my family. To make these evenings even more special, I tried my hand at making my own marshmallows. I experimented with a few flavor infusions and settled on these strawberry swirl marshmallows!

Strawberry S'mores

Once they are lightly toasted and sandwiched between a piece of chocolate and two graham crackers you can dive into a delicious s’more that tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry. Pure perfection! Just be warned, they can be a bit messy!

To make your own strawberry swirl marshmallows at home, follow this recipe. Once you have the marshmallow batter poured out into your container, dollop a few spoonfuls of strawberry jelly on top and drag a wooden kabob skewer through the batter to create a swirl effect.