Champagne on its own is pretty damn fancy. Add edible flowers? You're on the next level of swankiness. Freeze them into champagne popsicles, and you've got something that everyone will love. (In case you didn't notice, we think champagne is pretty awesome.)
This champagne popsicles recipe, courtesy of Cooking with Janica, uses five ingredients to craft an extra-special dessert for any occasion. Just grab the following:
- the bubbly of your choice
- St. Germain (an elderflower liqueur that tastes like wildflower honey)
- a handful of edible flowers
No, you don't have to go scrounging around in your garden for the flowers—although you can if you want to. You can find them at farmers' markets or in the fresh herbs section of grocery stores like Whole Foods. Try a mix of colors and flavors—like lavender, pansies, violas, carnations, or other edible flowers—to brighten up the pops, or stick to one variety to match a holiday's color scheme. (Here: 10 Gorgeous Recipes with Edible Flowers.)
Putting them together is even easier than finding the ingredients. Just dissolve the sugar in some water on the stove, mix in the rest of the ingredients, and pour into molds. Pop the flowers in when they're half frozen, and you'll have a fancy dessert that makes your inner child really excited.
Wondering what to do with the rest of that champagne bottle? (Besides drinking it, obv.) Cook with it, of course. Try making champagne pancakes for breakfast, topping your lunch salad with champagne vinaigrette, and serving up some champagne risotto for dinner. For dessert, there's champagne cupcakes and—the best of them all—drunken champagne gummy bears. (You can even pour it into your bubble bath for an extra bubbly and indulgent soak sesh.)