Champagne-Soaked Berries with Whipped Cream

Champagne-Soaked Berries with Whipped CreamRecipe
Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Agave nectar is great for dishes like this, where it dissolves instantly. A chilled bowl and beaters will help the cream whip faster.


8 servings
Total time: 39 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 9 Minutes
Total: 39 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 155
Fat 6.1 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 23.4 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 20.6 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 20 mg
Calcium 22 mg


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.