Strawberry Cream Sparkler

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


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