Hey everyone! I hope you’ve been having a good weekend so far! This past week I’ve been working with Florida Strawberry Growers Association promoting Florida strawberries and highlighting where you can buy them. I wanted to end the social media campaign by sharing a gluten free strawberry sauce! We’re getting our first week of warm weather this week in Virginia, and it’s about time! I wanted to bust out the ice cream toppings in preparation of the warm weather!
This is a pretty easy sauce to make, there’s only 5 ingredients in the recipe and it really captures the essence of Florida Strawberries. I like to make a large portion when strawberries are in season, and I freeze it for use during the summer. This goes really great on top of ice cream, but you can also use it as a topping for cake or other desserts. I like adding a little mint into the sauce while it’s cooking to liven up the sauce, and a little rum to bring out some unique flavors.
- 10 strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 sprigs mint
- 1 shot rum
- Remove the tops of the strawberries, slice them, and place them into the pot.
- Add the sugar, juice of the 1/2 lemon, mint, and rum.
- Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove the mint from the berries, and transfer to an air tight container. Serve warm or cooled on ice cream.