Thursday, May 20, 2010

Strawberry Sauce for Ice Cream


Remember this post? We still have vanilla ice cream leftover. I promised Sophie we would have some after dinner. She also wanted more strawberries. So I made this super simple strawberry dessert sauce. It's perfect!

First, slice up some strawberries in a bowl. You should allow for a few strawberries per person and then add a few extras for good measure.

Next, macerate them by sprinkling a little sugar over them. Give them a good stir to spread the sugar around. Cover with plastic cling and let them rest in the fridge for an hour or two, or until you can see a small pool of juice at the bottom of the bowl.

Microwave the strawberry mixture for a few seconds until warm but not piping hot. Microwave time will depend on the amount of berries you are using. Now either smush it with a fork or swirl it in your food processor. I used a mini food chopper, which is like a tiny food processor. It was the perfect size for just me and Sophie. Spoon the sauce over your ice cream...or cheesecake...or whatever you think will benefit from a little strawberry goodness.

This sauce would also be fun if swirled around your plate using a squeeze bottle, like they do in fancy restaurants. I've also seen where they will make tiny pools of sauce on the plate too. Just have fun with it!

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