Simple Sundays | Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats

Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats | Kitchen Confidante

I stepped out onto the patio this afternoon, my bare feet recoiling as soon as it made contact with the scalding pavers. I hopped around until I turned the corner to the shady part of the house, where the path was shaded and the ground beneath me felt warm and soothing instead of blistering. I should have known better than to go outside without sandals. It was the first 100+ degree day of the season, and I had forgotten how easily we sometimes feel the sun’s searing heat this time of year.

There is a batch of cookie dough in my refrigerator, chilling, and it will have to wait. Perhaps it is best, cookie dough always does better when you give it ample time in the ice chest. Meantime, something cool and sparkling is calling my name.

Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats | Kitchen Confidante | Flutes
Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats | Kitchen Confidante | Spoon

Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats are my antidote to a blazing hot day. While the mercury rose, I scooped orbs of golden mango sorbet into glasses and poured something bubbly. For the children, that means sparkling juice from chardonnay grapes – non-alcoholic, of course! – but for grown ups, treat yourself to a generous pour of prosecco or cava. If you’re feeling extra festive, now would be a good time to pop open a bottle of fine champagne.

Whatever your fizz, I hope you find a cool, quiet place to rest with your sparkling sorbet floats, to soak in the start of summer, and to toast the hot spells that convince us to pause and enjoy the simple things in life.

Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats | Kitchen Confidante | Cava

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Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

I love this light alternative to an ice cream float. Make it with a sparkling juice for little ones or your favorite sparkling wine for grown ups; either way, it will bring out the kid in you this summer! If you have a batch of my Mango Ginger Sorbet, it will be perfect in this. Otherwise, use your favorite store-bought sorbet!

Ingredients:

1 pint mango sorbet
Your favorite sparkling wine or sparkling juice*

Directions:

Use an ice cream scoop to place 2-3 scoops of sorbet in each glass. Pour in your favorite sparkling beverage. Serve immediately.

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by Liren Baker on June 9, 2013

21 Responses to “Simple Sundays | Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats”

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 9, 2013 @ 5:49 am (#
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    I was just thinking prosecco would go perfect with this! I so need to try the mango sorbet and this!!!

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

      Prosecco is perfect, and the sorbet just makes it so fun! I hope you enjoy it :)

  2. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 9, 2013 @ 7:50 am (#
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    These are seriously gorgeous! I am the biggest fan of mango sorbet!!!

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much, Jocelyn!

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 9, 2013 @ 8:16 am (#
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    Gorgeous, Liren! I love mango sorbet, this looks just perfect!

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

      Thanks, Laura! I hope you stayed cool this weekend :)

  4. Mindy June 9, 2013 @ 8:52 am (#
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    Mmmmmmmm.

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

      Mmm, indeed. :)

  5. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} June 9, 2013 @ 9:21 am (#
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    What a perfect treat for the sizzling days we had on Friday and yesterday! Love, love this cocktail. Happy Sunday!!!

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

      It was a hot one! I hope you stayed cool and hydrated, Lisa ;)

  6. Brian June 9, 2013 @ 2:54 pm (#
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    So simple and yet so elegant. And boozy. You know how I love anything boozy.

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

      Oh yes, I know you love boozy ;) Glad you approve!

  7. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments June 9, 2013 @ 4:04 pm (#
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    These are absolutely gorgeous! They look so fruity and refreshing.

    • Liren replied: — June 9th, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

      Thanks, Marcie! It was a sweet way to beat the heat for sure :)

  8. Carolyn June 10, 2013 @ 3:49 am (#
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    These are so gorgeous and what a great dessert idea.

  9. dixya| food, pleasure, and health June 10, 2013 @ 8:56 am (#
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    i cant get over how prettty this looks. Beautiful way to enjoy summer :)

  10. Kate@Diethood June 10, 2013 @ 11:54 am (#
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    GAWDGEOUS!! I made something similar few days ago and I kinda got tipsy… I used some really, really good champagne. ;-)

  11. Annalise June 10, 2013 @ 1:55 pm (#
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    Oh Liren, these are so beautiful! I made a similar dish with tangerine sorbet over the holidays and it was incredible. I can only imagine how awesome the mango sorbet and champagne together would be. :)

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