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Champagne-Soaked Berries with Whipped Cream

Agave nectar is great for dishes like this, where it dissolves instantly. A chilled bowl and beaters will help the cream whip faster.

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 (16-ounce) package fresh strawberries, halved
  • 2 (6-ounce) packages fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 amaretti cookies, coarsely crumbled


1. Combine Champagne, 3 tablespoons agave, and rind in a large bowl. Add berries; toss gently to combine. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

2. Place cream in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Beat in remaining 1 tablespoon agave. Place 3/4 cup berry mixture in each of 8 bowls. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped cream; divide crushed cookies among servings.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 155
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.4g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 20.6mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Calcium: 22mg

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Champagne-Soaked Berries with Whipped Cream Recipe