Red, White and Blue Sundaes!

Jul 21, 2013 by

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Today is National Ice Cream Day!

In honor of one of our nation’s favorite desserts, I offer this very easy recipe for Red, White and Blue Sundaes.  With Breyers half the fat ice cream, an “all strawberry” sauce and beautiful blue blueberries for the top, you can honor ice cream with classic style.

My kids are lovers of just plain vanilla ice cream.  In fact, they prefer it to chocolate.  And they like it even better when strawberries are involved.  My goal here was to create a strawberry sauce without a ton of added sugar.  I sweetened it with just a bit of lemon juice and touch of honey.  Delish!

I will never forget when my daughter was only about one and half and we gave Sophie her first ice cream cone EVER.  Sitting in her stroller in downtown Brooklyn right under the Brooklyn bridge, she was in heaven licking away.  But she wasn’t efficient enough to keep up with the heat.  Her cone began to drip and drip.  Daddy, recognizing this potential disaster in the making, came to the rescue and grabbed the cone for her grubby little hands and quickly licked down the cone to rid it of its large drip potential.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  It really did.  But Sophie was having none of it.  Tears burst from her eyes, and she let out a loud howl.  Daddy had stolen her ice cream cone!! Waaaaaaahhhhhhhh.  Even though he had quickly returned it to her, it was smaller than before and she was inconsolable.

Eventually, we calmed her down.  But the memory will always be with me.

In honor of National Ice Cream day, I would ask you to share your own favorite memory of ice cream in the comment section on this blog.  Be it from your own childhood or from last week, tell me about it.  The best story will win 5 coupons to purchase Breyers ice cream.

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Breyers Blogger Program. Visit www.facebook.com/breyers to join the conversation.

Red, White and Blue Sundaes!
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Breyers ½ the Fat ice cream
  • 1½ cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a small food processor, combine the strawberries, lemon juice and honey and blend until smooth.
  2. In small bowls, scoop two scoops of ice cream into bowl. Top with strawberry sauce and blueberries.

 

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  1. Alexa

    My favorite memory of ice cream!? That’s easy – every memory of ice cream! I love steak and thai food and lots of savory flavors, but when it comes down to it, I think ice cream is my favorite food. I remember when I first branched out from rainbow sherbert to try rocky road. the idea of chocolate ice cream with NUTS in it was icky for a 5 year old. But when I bit into the crunchy combo, I was blown away. MAN had I been missing out. The same fear of mixing ‘distracting’ foods with my beloved ice cream stayed with me to high school, when I finally agreed to split a banana split out at a diner with some pals. Previously a huge banana in the ice cream had been very unappealing. But you can guess my reaction – and where it went to from there. The invention of the “pint” (I feel like ice cream always used to come in tubs) was a downfall for me when I was working long hours in NYC after college – ha! But then again it came to the rescue when I was pregnant. Taste change (I love coffee and mint chip these days) but the love affair continues….

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