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Recipe: Berry Best Sweet Iced Fizz for One

Recipe: Berry Best Sweet Iced Fizz for One

Berry Best Sweet Iced Fizz for One

by Erin Fletter
Photo by Elena Veselova/Shutterstock.com
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
makes
1-2 servings

Fun Food Story

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Berry Best Sweet Iced Fizz for One

Bursting with the vibrant flavors of fresh raspberries, this delightful concoction offers a perfect balance of sweetness and fizz - just for you!

Happy & Healthy Cooking,

Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • mash :

    to reduce food, like potatoes or bananas, to a soft, pulpy state by beating or pressure.

  • pour :

    to cause liquid, granules, or powder to stream from one container into another.

  • stir :

    to mix together two or more ingredients with a spoon or spatula, usually in a circle pattern, or figure eight, or in whatever direction you like!

Equipment Checklist

  • Drinking glass
  • Measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
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Ingredients

Berry Best Sweet Iced Fizz for One

  • 1 handful fresh raspberries, or frozen and thawed **(for RASPBERRY ALLERGY sub blueberries)**
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 C sparkling water
  • ice

Instructions

Berry Best Sweet Iced Fizz for One

1.
mash + pour + stir

Mash 1 handful of raspberries with 2 teaspoons sugar at the bottom of a drinking glass. Pour 1 cup sparkling water into the glass. Stir! Add 2 to 3 cubes of ice, stir again, and Cheers!

Surprise Ingredient: Berries!

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Photo by Ana Hollan/Shutterstock.com (girl eating wild elderberries)

Hi! I'm a Berry!

"To be specific, I'm an edible berry. We might be sweet or sour, colorful, juicy, and delicious! People around the world eat us alone, with other foods, and in jams, preserves, and pies! Yum! Did you know that bananas, pumpkins, tomatoes, and watermelons are technically berries!" 

  • Thousands of years ago, before crops were domesticated, hunter-gatherers picked wild berries, an activity people still enjoy doing today. 
  • Berry cultivation may have begun as early as the 10th century in Japan, the 14th century in Europe, and the 18th century in the United States. 
  • The word "berry" comes from the Old English "berie," from the German "beere."
  • Globally, strawberries are grown twice the amount of any other berry, although strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are not actual berries, botanically speaking—they are aggregate fruits. 
  • Botanical berries include blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, gooseberries, lingonberries, and persimmons.
  • Berries are a wonderful snack eaten by themselves or added to cold and hot cereal. But they are equally delightful when made into preserves, jams, and sauces. In addition, berries are often used in baked goods like cakes, cobblers, muffins, and pies. 
  • Berries are often called a "superfood" and are recommended by doctors and nutritionists for a healthy diet. They are high in antioxidants and fiber, and many have essential nutrients like vitamin C, helping to protect against cancer and chronic disease.

History of Carbonated Water!

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  • Carbonated water is also sometimes called sparkling water, soda water, or mineral water. It is water with carbon dioxide gas (CO2) in it. The CO2 may be naturally occurring, or it may be caused by introducing artificial pressure. It can also be made by adding minerals to it, like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
  • A British chemist, Joseph Priestley, is considered the inventor of carbonated water in 1767. However, artificially carbonated water was not produced on a large scale until 1781. Then, in 1783, a German-Swiss watchmaker, jeweler, and amateur scientist, Johann Jacob Schweppe, who founded Schweppes, began to sell his bottled soda water. This eventually led to the soft drink industry that produces carbonated drinks with sweet, flavored syrup added to the fizzy water.

Let's learn about England!

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  • England is ruled by a Monarch, a Prime Minister, and a Parliament. Windsor Castle is the oldest royal castle in the world that is still being used by the royal family.
  • England is on the island of Great Britain, along with Wales and Scotland. It is also part of the United Kingdom, which consists of those three countries and Northern Ireland. 
  • Did you know that there's no place in the UK that is more than 70 miles from the sea?! 
  • Stonehenge is a construction of immense stones that the early inhabitants of what's now Wiltshire, England, began building around 3100 BCE. The final sections were completed around 1600 BCE. Scientists are still not sure how or why they built it. One theory for its purpose is an astronomical observatory. It is very popular with tourists.
  • Other popular tourist spots in England include the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Parliament (Palace of Westminster), the Roman Baths and the city of Bath, and the Lake District.  
  • London, the capital city, wasn't always called that. In the past, its name was Londonium.
  • England took part in the briefest war in history. They fought Zanzibar in 1896, and Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes!
  • There have been several influential English authors, but perhaps the most well-known is William Shakespeare, who wrote classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet.
  • English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web.
  • The British really like their sandwiches—they eat almost 11.5 billion a year!

What's It Like to Be a Kid in England?

  • Most schools in England require students to wear a school uniform. 
  • Sports kids play include football (soccer), cricket, rugby, tennis, netball (similar to basketball), and rounders (similar to baseball). They also play video games, watch the telly, and ride bikes or skateboards.
  • Boxing Day is a unique holiday kids celebrate in England the day after Christmas, December 26. The official public holiday is the first weekday after Christmas if Boxing Day falls on a weekend. When the English created the holiday, it was the day to share the contents of alms boxes with the poor. Today, it is mostly a day off from school and work, although some small gifts may be given out to family and employees, or collected to give to the poor.
  • English kids may have different names for everyday items also found in the United States. For example, a kid will call his mom "mum." Their backyard is a "garden." A big truck is called a "lorry," and the trunk of a car is a "boot." Biscuits in the US are closest to the British "scones," and cookies in England are "biscuits." A TV is usually called a "telly." Bags of chips are referred to as bags of "crisps." French fries, like those from a fast-food hamburger place, might be called "fries," but if they are thicker, like the ones typically served with batter-fried fish, they're called "chips" (fish and chips). Finally, kids call the fish sticks they might have for lunch "fish fingers.

The Yolk's On You

What did one raspberry say to the other raspberry? 

"If you weren't so sweet, we wouldn't be in this jam!"

THYME for a Laugh

What do you call a raspberry that uses foul language? 

Berry Rude.

The Yolk's On You

What do you call a sad raspberry? 

A blueberry.

The Yolk's On You

What did the raspberry say to the tart? 

"I like you berry much."

Lettuce Joke Around

What do you call raspberries playing the guitar? 

A jam session!

The Yolk's On You

What do you call a raspberry who got stepped on? 

Toe Jam.

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