A Special Valentine’s Drink!
I’ve always loved to celebrate Valentine’s Day, even in Venezuela where it wasn’t so big as it is here. I like to look for ideas to surprise the people that are close to me, cook something, make something, whatever it is, it’s fun to come up with something every year.
This time I was already thinking of making a special Valentine’s Drink, something fun for the kids, not just adults…
I keep buying different shapes of silicone ice molds every chance I get when I see them during the year, depending on the seasons you can find them in lots of different shapes and for cheap. The hearts mold is a classic, the one I have is from Ikea.
So TA-DA!! I created this super Silky Strawberry Smoothie with Raspberry Ice Hearts! It’s really nothing fancy, just milk, fruit, sugar and ice but when you serve it in a little special glass and include a red heart it’s just so cute!! The kids were fascinated with this. Maya kept asking, for me Mami? And she was intrigued, she tried it and drank it all the way and said: More Mami?
So maybe for Valentine’s Day you can surprise your little ones or your friends with this cute, lovely Valentine’s Drink, they’ll love it and they will all have their heart melted, LOL, literally!
Silky Strawberry Smoothie with Raspberry Ice Hearts
-Makes 2 glasses-
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/3 cup of water
For the Smoothie
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 or 4 ice cubes
- 3/4 cups of milk
- For the Raspberry Hearts: Blend all ingredients together, pour on the hearts mold, let it freeze until hard.
- For the Smoothie: Blend all ingredients together and pour over glasses.
- Unmold the ice hearts and place one heart per glass carefully so that it doesn’t sink and it;s not covered with the smoothie foam.
- Use straws to serve this drink!
– ESPAÑOL –
BATIDO DE FRESA Y LECHE
Batido suave de fresas y leche con corazones de frambuesa
- 1 cucharadita de azúcar
- 1/2 taza de frambuesas*
- 1/3 taza de agua
Para el batido
- 1 taza de fresas
- 2 cucharadas de azucar
- 3 o 4 cubos de hielo
- 3/4 tazas de leche
- Para los corazones de hielo: Licúa todos los ingredientes y vacíalo en el molde de corazones, congélalos hasta que estén duros los hielos.
- Para el batido: Licúa todos los ingredientes y sirve en los vasos.
- Desmolda los hielos, agrega un hielo a cada vaso con mucho cuidado para que quede bonito y no se unda rápido y para que la espumita del batido no lo cubra.
- Sirve con pitillos ¡para que se lo tomen más chévere!
Elba ValverdeJanuary 17, 2014 at 1:54 am
Hola Dari!! Oh que deliciosa receta y que adorable presentación, me encanto!
dcruzJanuary 17, 2014 at 5:20 am
Hola Elba! Gracias y gracias por pasar por aquí 🙂
MAYIJanuary 17, 2014 at 2:16 am
Hola Dariela! Nunca se me hubiera ocurrido hacer esto. Que lindos y ricos corazones.
dcruzJanuary 17, 2014 at 5:19 am
Si Mayito y es tan fácil!!
Melissa BaileyFebruary 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Gorgeous and great idea!
dcruzFebruary 5, 2014 at 6:11 am
Cheers CristaliaFebruary 5, 2014 at 2:31 am
Super! Tengo que tratar de hacer esos corazones de frambuesa. 🙂
dcruzFebruary 5, 2014 at 6:11 am
Pruébalos a ver que tal!
Julia DavidOctober 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm
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