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Strawberry Champagne Floats

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You will love the sweet and fruity flavor of these refreshing strawberry champagne floats. They are a special treat for any occasion.
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  1. Strawberry Champagne Floats Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Strawberry Champagne Floats Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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What could be more festive than sipping on strawberry champagne floats to celebrate a special occasion? This delightful creamy beverage is the perfect mixture of sweet and bubbly, creating an amazing flavor that will have your party guests raving.

Our pink Starburst cocktail and Jolly Rancher drink are favorite recipes of our readers and would also be a great addition to your cocktail menu.

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Strawberry Champagne Floats Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (750 milliliters) bottle Brut Champagne, chilled
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed (plus additional berries to garnish your glass)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ gallon Breyers natural strawberry ice cream, slightly softened

PRO TIP:

Feel free to use your favorite bottle of champagne for this float; however, I do not recommend splurging on the super high-end varieties because you add it to ice cream. I do, though, suggest you get a variety you would enjoy sipping any other time.  

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

STRAWBERRIES: If fresh strawberries are not in season, then frozen ones work just as well to make your puree. Make sure to thaw your frozen berries before using them for the best results.

CHAMPAGNE: I would stick with a traditional Brut Champagne; however, you can substitute Rosé Brut or even a Prosecco or Cava sparkling wine. They tend to be a little sweeter and not as dry and pair best with the strawberry puree and ice cream. 

ICE CREAM: You could also opt for vanilla ice cream in this fruity drink recipe, or how about a scoop of strawberry ice cream and a scoop of vanilla ice cream to mix things up.

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How to Make This Strawberry Champagne Floats Recipe

STEP ONE: In a small saucepan, on medium-low heat, add the granulated sugar and strawberries.

STEP TWO: Using a fork, or potato masher, mash the berries to release their juices. Cook the berries for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent them from bubbling up too much and burning.

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STEP THREE: Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

STEP FOUR: Pour your warm strawberry puree through a fine mesh strainer, holding over a bowl, to remove all the seeds.

Strawberry Champagne Floats process shot of strawberry puree through a mesh strainer

STEP FIVE: Cover your bowl of seedless strawberry puree with a piece of plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until completely cool.

STEP SIX: When ready to serve, place 2 tablespoons of the cooled strawberry puree into the bottom of a stemless champagne flute.

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STEP SEVEN: Using a small (1.5 inch or 1½ tablespoon) cookie scoop, scoop 2 scoops of ice cream onto the top of the strawberry puree in each champagne flute.

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STEP EIGHT: Very slowly (because you don’t want your champagne to spill over), pour 4 ounces of champagne into each glass. Garnish your glass with a fresh strawberry and a little extra drizzle of strawberry puree on top of the champagne. 

PRO TIP:

You can most certainly do a 6-ounce pour but be very careful because all those bubbles can overflow your glass quickly if you are not careful. Just pour slowly, and you should be fine.

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How to Serve

A strawberry champagne cocktail is a perfect treat for a special celebratory event such as New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or bridal showers. For a truly indulgent drink, you can add a little bit of whipped cream on top. Don’t forget to add more of our drink recipes, such as our wine floats, to your bartending menu as well.

Storage

Enjoy these sparkling strawberries and cream champagne floats immediately. 

IN THE FRIDGE: You can make your strawberry puree up to 3 days ahead of time and store it in a sealed container in your refrigerator until you are ready to assemble your creamy cocktail.

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Bubbly champagne is the perfect drink to celebrate any occasion, but it’s especially delicious when paired with strawberries in an ice cream float. These strawberry champagne floats are the perfect party drink, and they’re so easy to make! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make these sparkling champagne ice cream floats non-alcoholic?

This pink champagne float recipe would also be a fun drink for all the little people in your life. Simply replace the champagne with ginger ale or white sparkling grape juice for a non-alcoholic version.

QCan I use a different fruit in these cocktails?

These ice cream champagne floats would be divine with plenty of different fruits. Berries work best, but you can certainly experiment to see which fruit you like best.

Can I make the strawberry puree ahead of time?

If you would like to prepare the strawberry puree ahead of time to have it ready for a party, you can. Just store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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Strawberry Champagne Floats

5 from 1 vote
You will love the sweet and fruity flavor of these refreshing strawberry champagne floats. They are a special treat for any occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 750 milliliters Brut Champagne chilled (1 bottle)
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries stems removed (plus additional berries to garnish your glass)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ gallon Breyers natural strawberry ice cream slightly softened

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, on medium-low heat, add the granulated sugar and strawberries. Using a fork, or potato masher, mash the berries to release their juices. Cook the berries for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent them from bubbling up too much and burning. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour your warm strawberry puree through a fine mesh strainer, holding over a bowl, to remove all the seeds. Cover your bowl of seedless strawberry puree with a piece of plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until completely cool.
  • When ready to serve, place 2 tablespoons of the cooled strawberry puree into the bottom of a stemless champagne flute.
  • Using a small (1.5 inch or 1½ tablespoons) cookie scoop, scoop 2 scoops of the Breyers natural strawberry ice cream onto the top of the strawberry puree in each champagne flute.
  • Very slowly (because you don’t want your champagne to spill over), pour 4 ounces of champagne into each glass. Garnish your glass with a fresh strawberry and a little extra drizzle of strawberry puree on top of the champagne.

Notes

PRO TIP: Feel free to use your favorite bottle of champagne for this float; however, I do not recommend splurging on the super high-end varieties because you add it to ice cream. I do, though, suggest you get a variety you would enjoy sipping any other time. 
 
PRO TIP: You can most certainly do a 6-ounce pour but be very careful because all those bubbles can overflow your glass quickly if you are not careful. Just pour slowly, and you should be fine.

Nutrition

Sodium: 199mg | Calcium: 402mg | Vitamin C: 69mg | Vitamin A: 1019IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 819mg | Cholesterol: 91mg | Calories: 724kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Fat: 27g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 103g | Iron: 1mg
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