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.
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
1 cup of fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¾ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon lemon juice
Take half of the strawberries, mash them until desired consistency and set aside. Heat water and sugar over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has completely dissolved. Add all strawberries, vanilla and lemon juice. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.