Gardening is really NOT my specialty, I knew it all along. Even cactus died on me, that was years ago and I refused to plant those any more ever since. It’s just
As I shared with you a while ago, I planted some herbs this spring. Mint was one of the later addition to the herb family. To my surprise, it is growing out of control! It is almost bursting out of the pot I planted it in, and it is taking up too much soil space from the other herbs in the same pot. I transferred it once to a separate pot and it’s still growing like this. Okay, that’s a little exaggerating, but you can imagine.
Flowers started blooming on it lately(I assume it’s not a good thing) and I know I have to use some up quickly. I have no problem with that at all as it’s so refreshing in drinks and desserts. Especially in these Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint!
The Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint screams summer right in my face! The mint simple syrup is sweet, with the cool mint and chilled gelatin, it’s the best way to cool down in this hot weather. The berries add a little tang to this sweet treat. You can totally taste the prosecco in the gelatin and it’s the best way to enjoy prosecco, besides drinking it straight.
What's better than a Red, White, and Blue dessert to celebrate 4th of July? Probably the extra green mint in it. hahaha....Happy July 4th for those who celebrate. This Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint is the perfect treat to cool down after the BBQ. Also, you can make this the day before the party so you can have more time spend with your friends and family.
For the kiddo’s version, substitute the prosecco (and simple syrup)with the same amount of fruit juice, such as apple juice or white grape juice. As the fruit juice is sweet enough and you don’t need to add any sugar in the kid’s recipe.
Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint:
Makes: 4 Servings
For the Gelatin:
2 package of unflavored gelatin powder, dissolved in 2 tablespoons of cold water
1/4 cup blueberries
4 strawberries, diced
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
2 cups chilled prosecco
Mint Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
a handful of fresh mint leaves
To make the mint simple syrup:
In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil. When sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and add mint leaves. Let steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove mint leaves from syrup.
To make the gelatin:
Add gelatin mixture into mint syrup and heat until gelatin dissolved and syrup return to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add prosecco, berries and chopped mint.
Evenly divided the mixture into 4 (8 ounces) cups and chill for at least 2 hours or until set; enjoy.