May I propose a toast? I have been a cheerleader for Heather Baird for a while now. With the May 1st release (for some of us even sooner!) of her brand new book, SprinkleBakes Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist , I had to get my pom-poms out.
To celebrate such a tremendous occasion, I thought that I MUST make something sweet for Heather which included sprinkles. This one is for the grown-ups, but I can attest that it's easily amended for your SprinkleBaker-In-Training with a minor adjustment. As you can see, it's non-alcoholic, kid tested, and mother approved!
|She now calls "Candyland" the "SprinkleBakes Game". No lie.|
Replace the prosecco with a fun fizzy soda or juice-infused water like Izze Sparkling Pomegranate.
Pom Pom Prosecco Floats
- Creamy Pomegranate Ice Cream (recipe follows)
- Prosecco or other sparkling wine
- Pomegranate Juice (I love POM, of course)
- Sprinkles for the rim
- Corn Syrup
Carefully pour the pomegranate juice into the bottom of your glass, being careful not to disturb your festive rim. I filled mine about 1/5th full of juice. Take a spoon and gently rest the tip of the bowl inside the glass, creating a catch for the prosecco to slowly pour down the side of the glass. If you go slowly, it will "float" on the juice. Leave about 1/3 of your glass empty at the top. Carefully place a scoop of pomegranate ice cream atop and watch the celebration begin! FOAM!
I absolutely LOVE the surprise of the sprinkles' colors running up onto the foamy float.
|Everywhere Sprinkles go, they leave a trail of happiness!|
*I cannot guarantee your tongue will stay pink. Prepare for Sprinkle-Tongue.
Creamy Pomegranate Ice Cream
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup pomegranate juice (I love POM)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Stir together cream, milk, and sugar until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add vanilla, pomegranate juice, and salt. Stir. Slowly pour into the ice cream maker per manufacturers instructions. Mine took a full 30 minutes to reach the perfect consistency. For more tips about making dreamy ice cream, check out my Chai Ice Cream post.
I really like the simplicity of this ice cream. No eggs, no cooking a custard...it serves perfectly in this float, or any other idea that inspires you.
Congratulations, Heather Baird! Your creativity, ingenuity, and hard work has come full circle! Thank you for inspiring so many of us to just try something different!
|This Goodness MUST be Shared...|
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Marian N. Alcocer has left a new comment on your post "Pom Pom Prosecco Float & Giveaway":
My absolute favorite recipe from SB is the Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes! It was the first one that I tried to make and it was the recipe that made me obsessed with SB. I am so excited for Heather and her book! I love that I get to make something not only delicious but beautiful!
This is my email in case I get lucky[...]
I'LL BE IN CONTACT, MARIAN ~ YOU ARE LUCKY INDEED!
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