Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Orange Cream Mimosas
Morning pleasures... Mimosas are one of them, especially if you can make them in advance and serve them next to delicious breakfast/brunch foods! This is a very easy recipe. You will like it. I promise.
2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (5 to 6 oranges)
1 orange, zested
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup superfine sugar
1 bottle sparkling wine or Champagne (*)
Strawberries, for garnish
(*) Non-alcoholic sparkling wine, sparkling cider, or ginger ale can be substituted, make sure you cut the amount of sugar, so your drink won't be overly sweet.
Put orange juice, zest, half-and-half, and sugar into a blender and process until the sugar has dissolved, about 30 seconds. Pour this mixture into a shallow pan and freeze until hard, 4 hours or overnight. (If you have an ice cream maker, just follow the manufacturer's instructions and churn the mix until soft serving consistency)
Remove the frozen orange mixture from the freezer and let it sit to soften slightly, about 10 minutes. With a scoop or tablespoon, scrape out a small scoop and put it into a Champagne glass. Slowly fill the glass with Champagne and serve garnished with strawberries.
Source: Recipe Courtesy of Tyler Florence