Champagne Sabayon

Course Dessert, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten-Free, The Great Gatsby, Vegetarian
Servings 6


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream chilled
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  1. Combine yolks, sugar, champagne, and liqueur, if using, in a large metal bowl set over a large pan of simmering water. Whisk until mixture is very thick and has expanded in volume, about 7 minutes. Place bowl in ice bath; let cool completely.
  2. Place cream in a large bowl, and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into egg-yolk mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator at least 20 minutes.