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Orange Dream Mimosas

Your inner child will love this fun riff on the classic mimosa. Use sparkling cider, ginger ale or sparkling grape juice for a nonalcoholic version. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    16 servings (4 cups frozen mix)

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) champagne or other sparkling wine
  • Optional: fresh strawberries or orange slices

Directions

  • Place the first 4 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to an 8-in. square dish; freeze, covered, 6 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, place 1/4 cup orange mixture in each champagne glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with strawberries or oranges; serve immediately.
For nonalcoholic version: Substitute 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) sparkling apple cider for the champagne.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 138 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • lazyme
    Jul 5, 2020

    This sounded really good but was a lot of trouble to make for the result. Although I like orange zest, it over powered the drink and it had a strange texture because of it. I think it would be ok without the zest but I won't be making this one again.

  • Jeanne
    Apr 27, 2020

    Recipe sounded good, but was overly complicated and did not work for us. Directions on 8 inch dish, freezing 6 hours or more, using blender, super fine sugar, etc. were unnecessary. Just mix until sugar dissolves, and freeze in any suitable container. Small individual serving cups would be best. We had difficulty cutting the hard frozen concoction up into individual servings. Then, it would not melt in our glasses, even after 45 minutes! Why freeze it solid when you only have to melt it again in your glass? When a little bit did dissolve, it had a gritty texture from the zest. Flavor was okay, so I gave it 1 star. Overall, this recipe did not meet our standards.

  • daleylb
    Nov 2, 2019

    No comment left

  • KatiaC
    Apr 6, 2015

    OMG! This is the most amazing thing I have eaten in a loooonnngg time!!!!