Since we are now in the Dog Days of summer, I wanted to create another cool beverage for this sultry time of year. Strawberries seemed to be the perfect choice.
Strawberry Cream Sparkler
3-4 organic strawberries
3 oz. Strictly Strawberry Tisane from SerendipiTea
2 teaspoons of rich simple syrup
1 – 2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream
Cold seltzer water
Brew Strickly Strawberry from SerendipiTea double strength, 2 teaspoons of tisane to 6 ounces of water. Steep for 5 minutes. Strain. Chill.
Wash and remove green stems from strawberries and cut into pieces. Put the strawberries in a blender with 2 teaspoons of rich simple syrup and 3 ounces of brewed and chilled Simply Strawberry. Puree until smooth.
Pour strawberry/tisane puree in a tall glass that has several ice cubes. Add the ice cream. Top with 1- 2 ounces of cold seltzer water. Sip slowly and savor.
Rich Simple Syrup – Two parts white granulated sugar to one-part water. Combine in sauce pan over medium/low heat. Sir occasionally until sugar melts. Cool.
Original recipe by Judith Krall-Russo