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If you are looking for a show-stopping finale to your New Year’s Eve party, think about making this beautiful bubbly dessert. Simple with very few ingredients, it is easy to put together and can be made well in advance.

Bubbly Dessert

1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin

2 cups cold white grape juice, divided

2 tbsp. sugar

2 cups club soda or champagne

8 fresh strawberries or raspberries

In a small saucepan, sprinkled gelatin over 1 cup of the cold grape juice. Let stand for one minute. Heat over low heat stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in sugar. Remove from heat, stir in remaining grape juice. Cool to room temperature.

Transfer gelatin mixture to a large bowl. Slowly stir in soda or champagne. Pour half of the mixture into eight champagne or parfait glasses. Add a berry to each glass (if using a strawberry, remove hulls first). Chill glasses and remaining gelatin mixture until almost set, about an hour.

Place the reserved gelatin mixture in a blender, cover and process until foamy. Pour into glasses. Chill for three hours or until set.

Makes 8 servings.

Enjoy and please celebrate safely!

Happy Entertaining and Happy New Year!

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One of my favorite desserts in the summer is so simple and oh, so good.
The best thing about the dessert, beyond the cool creamy flavor, is that you can make it the day before you need it and it tastes even better!
This recipe was one I pulled from my Mom’s collection years ago. It has had several names from Ice Box Dessert to “that coconut thing you make” but the easiest to remember is Simple Coconut Dessert.

Simple Coconut Dessert
1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups milk
1 large package instant coconut pudding mix
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup coconut, shredded and sweetened
Graham Crackers

Line the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan with Graham Crackers and set aside. Whip cream, add a dash of confectioner’s sugar to lightly sweeten.
In another bowl, mix cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add pudding mix and beat one minute. Fold in half of the whipped cream. Pour over Graham Crackers and chill for one hour.
Once chilled, spread rest of whipped cream on top and sprinkle with coconut.

So yummy and easy for summer entertaining. For more easy summer recipes, send me a message with your request or sign up for my newsletter. If you have a great summer recipe to share, please feel free to post it here!

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