Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Raspberry-Champagne Fizz
Viviane Bauquet Farre


For the raspberry coulis

  • 10 ounces  fresh or frozen raspberries (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon  lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons  organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons  Chambord or cassis liqueur

For the cocktail

  • 1 quart  vanilla ice cream
  • 18  ounces  fresh raspberries
  • bottle champagne or sparkling wine

Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of champagne… I simply adore the flavor, the bubbles, and the festive feeling it conjures up. Every year I shop for a very special bottle well ahead of the festivities and then look forward to the moment, at the last stroke of midnight, when we’ll pop the cork with great joy, and — I must admit — a fair amount of noise!

So it’s not surprising that for New Year’s Eve I was inspired to create a dessert that’s all about champagne! The idea came to me as I was contemplating the famous French cocktail, the Kir Royal (champagne with a dash of cassis liqueur). So why not take the concept of the Kir Royal, but give it an American twist and make it an ice cream-champagne float?

The result is simply sublime. Served in a gorgeous martini glass, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of raspberry coulis spiked with Chambord liqueur and a splash of champagne are transformed into a dazzling dessert — one that will invariably make heads turn and taste buds sing.


For the raspberry coulis

To make the coulis, place the raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, and liqueur in the bowl of a food processor and process at high speed until very smooth. Pass through a fine sieve and pour into a large squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the cocktail

To serve, squeeze a little raspberry coulis in a martini glass. Top with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream, depending on the size of your glasses. Garnish with the raspberries. Top each glass with sparkling wine or champagne at the table — it makes it more fun for your guests!


Calories per serving:

198 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly

Daily value:



  • Fat 63g 97%
  • Carbs 288g 96%
  • Saturated 36g 180%
  • Fiber 55g 221%
  • Sugars 204g
  • Monounsaturated 16g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 29g 57%
  • Cholesterol 232mg 77%
  • Sodium 471mg 20%
  • Calcium 943mg 94%
  • Magnesium 325mg 81%
  • Potassium 2,799mg 80%
  • Iron 8mg 45%
  • Zinc 8mg 53%
  • Phosphorus 922mg 132%
  • Vitamin A 639µg 71%
  • Vitamin C 213mg 355%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 34%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 100%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 53%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 202µg 50%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 34%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin K 67µg 83%
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