You Came in With the Breeze on Sundae Morning

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Happy Sundae Sunday! Did you know that it’s National Ice Cream Day? I had no idea either until I saw someone mention it on Facebook. It also happens to be my awesome Aunty Julie’s birthday. Happy Birthday Aunty! I hope you’re doing something super fun. Like hopping a train to Berlin or Paris or Barcelona, eating some amazing food, and dancing to Gitano music until the wee hours of the morning. So, there’s a whole day dedicated to ice cream? I guess that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And honestly, ice cream, what would I do without you? You can comfort me like no other food can. I can turn to you when I am feeling down in the dumps. You don’t get all judgmental or tell me to suck it up and get over it. You just let me be moody. And when I am overjoyed about something, you are right there to help me celebrate. You don’t even mind when I top you with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

In honor of National Ice Cream Day I thought I would share with you a recipe that could be used with almost any ice cream. With the last of my strawberries, I made an amazing strawberry sauce.

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I mashed only half the strawberries.

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This sauce would also be good on pancakes, waffles, or straight out of the jar.

What is your favorite ice cream topping?

Don’t Call Me Shirley Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Take half of the strawberries, mash them until desired consistency and set aside.
  2. Heat water and sugar over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Add all strawberries, vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
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3 Comments

  1. Awesome Aunty Julie July 20, 2011 at 3:50 am Reply

    Awesome Aunty Julie here — thanks for the shoutout! Me love Ice Cream but Ice Cream doesn’t love me. :-((

    • You’re welcome! How about sorbet? Haven’t tried making that yet. Any favorite flavors?

      • ooh so i’m on a juicing/smoothie kick. First batch of smoothies was too much so poured the leftovers into those popsicle makers things and threw them in the freezer. blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and some other german berries whose name escapes me at the moment and a dash of ginger … ssschhlllurrrrppp ssscchhhhlluuuuurrrp …nyum nyum nyum …

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