Fresh Strawberry Sundaes

Strawberry Coriander Sundaes | dessertfortwo.com

I feel like we should really celebrate Spring this year.  Like, REALLY celebrate it.  Remember the phrase ‘polar vortex’?  Yeah.  Eat them strawberries barefoot in the green green grass!  because we never thought Spring would be here!

I’d rather chase the squirrels and deer away from my garden every hour than be cooped up in the house again.  I’m finally ready to cross people off my list who told me St Louis has mild winters.  These people did not shovel 12″ of snow off my driveway so a moving truck could arrive.  Those people just shrugged and said ‘I swear this is abnormal.’  But now?  Now, we’re carelessly leaving the windows open.  Now, I’m sipping an Earl Grey latte on the front porch every morning like it’s my job. It’s so good. Soooo so good. Spring, will you marry me?

Strawberry Coriander Sundaes | dessertfortwo.com

Every Saturday morning, I walk to the farmer’s market and buy two baskets of strawberries; one to eat on the way home and one for baking.

I’ve been adding coriander to my desserts lately.  I hope you didn’t miss my Tangerine Coriander sorbet. I apologize greatly for the weirdness, but it brings a fresh ‘green’ flavor.  Call me crazy, but strawberries + coriander tastes a bit like Fruit Loops.  Yeah, I said it.  You’re gonna love it.  But hey, if it scares you, leave it out.  The strawberry-honey sauce is still good on top of ice cream without the ground coriander.

Use your favorite flavor of ice cream to make these sundaes.  I’m using a fresh pineapple ice cream here, but everything from vanilla to chocolate would be fabulous!

Strawberry Coriander Sundaes | dessertfortwo.com

Fresh Strawberry Sundaes
 
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Yield: ¾ cup strawberry syrup for 2 sundaes
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (or favorite flavor)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, water, honey and coriander. Cook until it comes to a boil. Simmer for 1 minute, skim the foam, and then turn off the heat. Let cool. Mash with a fork, or run through a food processor to make a perfectly smooth sauce.
  2. Serve over scoops of ice cream.

 


Comments

  1. says

    Pinning this! In two weeks, strawberry picking season is here and we have a local u-pick farm that has the biggest baddest strawberries.

    Coriander + dessert = hmmmmmm, let’s do this!

    I laughed so hard over your snow comment, we had 7 snow days here in the Niagara Falls/Buffalo area. Seven!!! We were in total lockdown mode all winter.

  2. says

    I love the strawberry + honey sauce! I’ve been obsessed with that combination lately. I’ve never baked with coriander before, but if adding it to strawberries makes my ice cream taste like fruit loops, I’m totes in.s

  3. stacey says

    Great! Now I have to decide whether to put this on Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Bean! :)

  4. says

    I agree — this winter was brutal. I feel like we really deserve spring this year, ya know? And this sundae tastes like Fruit Loops? That sounds incredible! I can’t wait to try your combo of coriander and strawberries once we get our first fresh strawberries of the season (still haven’t seen the at the farmer’s market, but they’re probably soon to come. We scored some radishes and asparagus earlier this week, and I’m hoping the strawberries are next!)

  5. Adrienne says

    Uh…. If adding coriander will make this taste like fruit loops, then I am out…. I want it to taste like strawberries! I will,try the recipe without it and see what I think.

  6. Diana Johannesen says

    Snow today 5/16/14 in Chicago…give me the Earl Grey…but no ice cream! Will try the strawberries next week when 80!

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