Make it with Merlot

Seeing that it’s berry season (and always wine season) we fell in love with this recipe the moment we saw it! It has all the right ingredients to enjoy on a warm spring day… strawberries, mascarpone cheese, and our favorite — wine! With a dash of ONEHOPE Merlot this sweet treat is sure to hit the spot. This recipe is great for just about any occasion, but we recommend making a batch for Mom this weekend. Seems like the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day to us! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Merlot Strawberries with Vanilla Cream

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 1/2 cups ONEHOPE Merlot
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 cups sliced strawberries

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine mascarpone, cream, and 2 tablespoons sugar; scrape seeds from vanilla bean into mixture (reserve pod). Beat with a mixer on low speed until soft peaks form. Cover and chill.
  2. 2. In a 4- to 6-quart pan over medium heat, frequently stir wine, lemon juice, remaining sugar, and vanilla bean pod until mixture is simmering, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in strawberries. Let cool about 1 hour.
  3. 3. Ladle strawberries and liquid into wineglasses or goblets (at least 8 oz.). Top with mascarpone cream.
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