2021 was for the birds- sure, we saw crazy strides in technology (like scientists successfully connecting human brains to computers wirelessly) and we managed to “free Britney”; but as “the new normal” continues to feel like anything but, most of us are chomping at the bit to return to the comforting traditions we enjoyed before facemasks became the hot new accessory.
While we here at ACT 3 can’t mend the rift between royal family members or convince your politically opinionated family members to take a break from social media, here are a few things we can suggest to make the year ahead just a little bit sweeter.
Whether your 2022 resolution is to be bubblier, stop making ‘pour’ decisions, or love the wine you’re with, you will be shouting “sip, sip, hooray” from the first bite of this fizzy float! Feed your inner child with this elegant upgrade on an old-school favorite, using raspberry ice cream in place of classic vanilla and champagne or prosecco instead of root beer! Don’t skimp on the homemade raspberry sauce, which adds a festive splash of color along with a double-dose of that sweet raspberry tang. And who says the party stops at midnight? Keep a bottle on ice and your berries ready to go for New Years Brunch in the morning, because sometimes you just gotta pop off.
1 bottle champagne or prosecco
1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
Fresh raspberries for garnish
12 ounces frozen or fresh raspberries, defrosted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan over medium heat add the raspberries and sugar. Mash the berries until they've released their juices. Once the mixture is mostly smooth remove from the heat and s