Merlot Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Who says wine is just for drinking? You can make an amazing dessert sauce with wine in minutes. Don't worry about getting tipsy: Boiling the sauce removes about 85 percent of the alcohol.


4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup berries, 1/4 cup whipped cream, and 2 tablespoons wine sauce)
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 140
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 20 mg


1/2 cup merlot
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup whipped cream


1. Bring merlot, juice, and honey to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

2. Drizzle sauce over sliced berries. Top with whipped cream.