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Merlot Strawberries with Whipped Cream

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.

Health AUGUST 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup berries, 1/4 cup whipped cream, and 2 tablespoons wine sauce)
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Total: 10 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 20mg

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Merlot Strawberries with Whipped Cream Recipe