Summer cooking is all about embracing the season’s fresh veggies and fruit. Don’t waste your night stuck in the kitchen, whip up this crowd (and kid!) pleasing chocolate & fruit dessert, and a refreshing cocktail for the grown-ups!
Summer Fruit with White Chocolate Sauce
- 2 oz white chocolate
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 4 cups (1 lb) sliced fruit such as peaches, nectarines or apricots.
- 2 cups (8 oz) mixed berries
Place the chocolate in a food processor or blender. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Remove from heat when you see tiny bubbles begin to appear and pour the cream over the chocolate. Process the chocolate and cream until smooth. Add the lime zest and process for a few seconds more. Let cool to room temperature. The sauce should be the consistency of thick cream.
Arrange the fruit on a platter and serve with cooled, white chocolate sauce.
Here we used peaches, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, sliced plums and apricots.
Treat the grown-ups to a refreshing light, summery cocktail to go with this delish dish. We like this citrus-inspired wine spritzer! (via Rachael Ray)
- 2 (1/4-inch) slices lemon
- 2 (1/4-inch) slices lime
- Ice cubes
- 4 ounces Pinot Grigio or other white wine
- 2 ounces lemon lime flavored seltzer water
In a large stem glass arrange slices of lemon and lime between ice cubes to fill the glass. Pour 4 ounces of white wine, 1/2 cup, and 2 ounces of sparkling lemon lime seltzer water, 1/4 cup, down over fruit and ice. Stir with cocktail stir-stick or straw and serve – check out our brand new personalized wine glasses for an extra special twist on happy hour!
** For the kiddos- mix some of the lemon-lime fizzy water with a little fruit juice or lemonade and serve in your “fanciest” cup!
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