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Prosecco-Mint Floats - Tanti Auguri, Terri!


When a foodie blogger pal Terri, of Love and Confections, asked for us to post recipes to help her celebrate her 30th birthday, my first thought: youngun'! My second thought: prosecco. My favorite celebration memories always involves Italian bubbles.


Here's what the rest of the crew brought to the party!

I decided to add some gelato for a truly festive libation.


So, this is for you, Terri. Tanti auguri a te!


Ingredients
  • mint gelato
  • prosecco
  • fresh mint leaves



Procedure
I use a mini scoop so that it fits in a narrow flute. But you can use a spoon as well.

Place 1 or 2 scoops of gelato in the flute. Top with prosecco. Pour slowly so it doesn't overflow! Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve immediately.


That's it. Hardly a recipe, I know. But it's easy and fabulously delicious. Note: you can get creative with this. When I was undecided about the flavor combination, I put the question out on social media. The array of answers I got was inspiring: white nectarine, mango, lemon, and more. I think summer stone fruit gelato would be wonderful. Think bellinis. But the mint was calling my name and I'm glad I tried it.

What flavor combination would you put in your flute?!


Comments

  1. Mmmm....your floats look like a magnificent way to celebrate!!! So glad to join you in toasting Terri's birthday!

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  2. Yummm this sounds perfectly refreshing! Cheers to Terri and you!

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  3. YUM! What a great idea to add mint. Cheers!

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  4. What a great idea! Perfect for celebrating!

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  5. I don't think you can go wrong with prosecco- ever! I love bellinis, but mango or lemon would be fabulous as well!

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  6. Thank you so much Camilla! This really does sound like an awesome treat - who wouldn't want Prosecco on their birthday to celebrate!

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