Pretty, huh? I think so too. These adorable beverages are less beverage and more like liquid dessert. Perfect for a hot summer evening, which normally we have a lot of here, but last night, I actually got cold while sitting in an open air tabernacle at an old fashioned camp meeting.
Wearing a jacket in July in Mississippi? I can’t even.
We loved these adorable dessert drinks and I think you will too. It’s strawberry lemonade but in their own layers. Creamy and cool and sweet.
–Using a spoon is the trick to making the layers. And squeeze bottles. I believe in squeeze bottles. Just squeeze the liquid gently over the spoon and that prevents it from mixing in so much, giving it a more distinct layer.
–This is less of a beverage and more of a dessert, just so you know.
–Serving size will depend greatly on the size of the glasses. Also, the number of layers will too. I had three strawberry layers and two lemonade layers, but you can adjust.
–Coulis is just another name for a fruit sauce. I strained my strawberry sauce through a fine wire mesh strainer, but you wouldn’t have to if you don’t want to.
- 1 cup lemon juice
- ½ cup half and half
- 4 cups cold water
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- To make the creamy lemonade, whisk together all lemonade ingredients in a pitcher, then refrigerate until chilled.
- To make the strawberry coulis, heat the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently or until mixture bubbles and berries are soft. Transfer to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Strain mixture through a wire mesh strainer, let cool, then transfer to a squeeze bottle. Store in refrigerator until chilled.
- To layer the dessert drinks, squeeze a small amount of the strawberry sauce into the bottom of each glass. It is easiest at this point to transfer some of the lemonade mixture to a squeeze bottle too. Hold a spoon inside the glass, just above the strawberry layer. Squeeze some of the lemonade gently onto the spoon, so it drips onto the strawberry layer with out mixing in too much. (A little bit will mix in, but that its okay and will just make it pretty.) Move the spoon around a bit to cover the layer. You will want your lemonade layer to be thicker than the strawberry layer. Repeat the same spoon procedure on every layer after that, ending with a strawberry layer on top. Repeat layers 2-3 times, depending on size of glass. 4-5 servings.