Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sundae, Strawberry...mmmmmmm

Today is Strawberry Sundae Day, sorry can't always be about chocolate, even though some of us may like that!  But strawberries are really good too, especially if you put them on top of ice cream and cover them with whipped cream!

My husband preferred strawberry sundaes over chocolate and occasionally I would go to Dairy Queen to get him one. They looked so light and refreshing that occasionally I would get one for me as well.  July is a good month for strawberries, the peak of the harvest is the end of June, so they are just getting sweet and ripe about now.  If you don't have time to make one....stop by your local Dairy Queen, Sonic, or ice cream parlor of your choice and pick one up.  If you prefer making your own, it is fairly easy to do. 

Here is what you will need:

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • strawberry syrup
  • ice cream
  • whipped cream

Slice and wash strawberries.  I like to cut the tops and bottoms off, then slice them vertically.  Place in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. 

Allow to macerate (soften and soak up the juice) for a few hours.  You can then spoon them directly over the ice cream, or if you like it a little thicker, I like to get strawberry syrup that can be found in the produce department in the grocery store.  It is usually next to the strawberries, or you can use a strawberry jam if you prefer.  Mix the berries in and spoon on top of the ice cream, top with whipped cream and dig in!

So celebrate today by grabbing a light and tasty strawberry sundae treat!  Share your strawberry ideas with us.

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