Don’t throw out leftover champagne! Make pink champagne syrup that is absolutely delicious served over ice cream!
Pink Champagne Syrup
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 cups pink champagne
- Place the sugar and champagne in a 1 qt. saucepan.
- Stir well over medium heat.
- Bring the liquid to a slow simmer, and continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced by about half.
- Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
- You will have a nice champagne syrup!
- Serve over vanilla ice cream. Garnish with dried rose petals if desired.
A Very Unique Ice Cream Topping
We’re going over the dessert menu at a steakhouse. I see a ice cream sundaes offered and one of the toppings is “rose wine syrup.”
And I have to try it.
Oh my. It was WONDERFUL.
What a great way to use leftover wine. I know, I know – who has leftover wine? If there’s leftovers, you’re not doing it right. Anyway…
Inspired by this amazing steakhouse dessert, I decide to try it with some leftover pink champagne. I was the only one home when making White Chocolate Pink Champagne Frosting. Champagne loses its bubbles easily after opening and if I’d finished off the bottle, it would not have been good.
So I decided to try making this syrup. It turned out beautifully.
I added only half a cup of sugar because I didn’t want the flavor of the champagne to be overwhelmed with sweetness. Pink champagne is already pretty sweet, so the half a cup of sugar worked perfectly.
I had some dried rose petals that I’d used for another project. They beautifully enhance the ice cream and this delicious topping served in a pink cup.
If you’re wanting to make a syrup out of a dry wine, such as a chardonnay, I would increase the sugar a little. Dry wines are less sweet than pink champagne and I think a little extra sugar would be good. But I’ve not made this syrup from a wine yet.
Pink Champagne and Rose Petals
Look for pink champagne at your local wine shop or anywhere wine is sold. (I’m big about supporting local small businesses as much as possible.)
The dried rose petals I got on Amazon. They can also be found in craft stores. Try Hobby Lobby if you can’t find them locally.
Do don’t throw out leftover champagne. Or wine either. Make a delicious syrup to use as an ice cream and dessert topping.