Put Your Patio to Good Use This Weekend

BerryChampagneSlush

BerryChampagneSlush

It’s a lovely time of year to enjoy a cool treat on the patio at the end of the day. This versatile sip can be customized to your taste with champagne or sparkling water and your favorite berry juice. Freeze the berry puree overnight for a frosty treat the next day.

Berry Champagne Slush

Ingredients
2 (6-oz.) packages fresh raspberries
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar*
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 cup POM Wonderful Pomegranate Cherry or Blueberry Juice
1 (750-ml.) bottle champagne or sparkling water

Directions
Prep: 10 minutes, Chill: overnight, Serves: 8

1. Puree raspberries, sugar and ginger in a blender. Stir in juice and pour into a large container; freeze overnight.

2. Stir well with a fork until light and fluffy and freeze again until ready to serve. (TIP: Any larger chunks may be crushed with a potato masher.)

3. Spoon into small glasses and pour champagne over the top.

*Amount of sugar will vary depending on the sweetness of the berries. If you’re opposed to seeds, press pureed raspberries through a fine mesh sieve before freezing.

Nutritional Information
143 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g total fat (0 g sat., 0 g trans), 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 2 points

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