Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sparkling Ice - Lightly Carbonated Beverages

Review by Lisa VanWilliams

Sparkling Ice is a company located in Washington State. They make refreshing zero-calorie, lightly carbonated beverages that are naturally flavored, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. They have 11 different flavors, along with some caffeine free options as well. They also have a full line of ice teas & lemonades. 

We tried the Crisp Apple flavor which is popular right now for making a few Fall favorites like Sparkling Apple Hot Toddy's, Sparkling Apple Punch, or Apple Crisp. It's light and refreshing with a subtle hint of apples -and my daughter drank the rest of the glass before I could finish it. View the recipes below from Sparkling Ice to try out these tasty festive favorites and learn how to make them. 

Flavor options include:
  • Black Raspberry
  • Orange Mango
  • Pink Grapefuit
  • Kiwi Strawberry
  • Coconut Pineapple
  • Pomegranate Pineapple
  • Peach Nectarine
  • Lemon Lime
  • Crisp Apple
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Strawberry Watermelon

You can use their store locator to find a location near you, where you can purchase these:

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  • 6 oz.  Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE
  • 1 ½ oz.  whisky or apple brandy
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices for garnish
  1. Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whisky or brandy
  2. Heat Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE in a small sauce pot
  3. Pour hot SPARKLIGN ICE into glass. Stir to combine ingredients
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices

  • 3 bottles of Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 1 cup apple brandy
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  1.  In a large pitcher combine sliced fruit with brandy and wine. Let this sit in the refrigerator for approximately 3 hours.
  2. Right before serving, top with Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE. Stir gently to combine the ingredients. 


For The Crumble:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
For The Apples:
  • ¾ cup Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE
  • 8 red apples (Gala or Fuji preferred)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
For the crumble
  1. Combine brown sugar and flour in a mixing bowl, and cut in the butter with your hands.  Mixture should look coarse with some chunks the size of peas. 
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden up. 
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the crumble on. 
  5. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until light brown.
  6. Place baking tray on a wire rack to cool.
For the apples
  1. Core and cube the apples and place in a large bowl of cold water to avoid browning.   
  2. Whisk together the cornstarch with SPARKLING ICE in a small mixing bowl, set aside. 
  3. In a medium saucepan melt 2 tablespoons of the butter.
  4. Add the apples, salt, and cinnamon.  Sautee over a medium flame for 3 minutes. 
  5. Pour the SPARKLING Ice and cornstarch mixture into the pot, stirring continuously.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter. 
  1. Break the cooled crumble up with your hands to desired size.  
  2. Scoop the warm apples into 6 small ramekins or an 8 inch square serving dish. 
  3. Top with crumble.
  4. Serve immediately.

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