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Fancy Berry Beverage

 Fancy Berry Beverage
We offer this fruity beverage to guests to add a festive touch to holiday gatherings. It pours up frothy, then separates into a dark pink base with a light foamy top. A slightly tart drink, it's wonderful with home-baked cookies.
20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed and pureed
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 4 cups ginger ale, chilled
  • Fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl or container, combine the first five ingredients;
  • stir until smooth and the sugar is dissolved. Fold in whipped cream.
  • Slowly add ginger ale; stir gently to mix. Pour into glasses.
  • Garnish with strawberries if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 5
  • quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 261 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 36 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.