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.
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- Breyers ½ the Fat ice cream
- 1½ cup chopped strawberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp honey
- In a small food processor, combine the strawberries, lemon juice and honey and blend until smooth.
- In small bowls, scoop two scoops of ice cream into bowl. Top with strawberry sauce and blueberries.