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How to Make a Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream
Ice cream is one of the kid’s favorite summer desserts. Of course, when you have ice cream, you need to top it with all sorts of fun toppings. I generally add fresh fruits and nuts to my ice cream when I have it but the kids like to pour ice cream sauces on theirs. I’m not a big fan of the ice cream sauces at the grocery store. Most of them are loaded with artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup. It’s really easy to make your own ice cream sauce at home and now that I know how to make a cherry sauce for ice cream, I’ll never buy those grocery store toppings again.
- 2 cups of pitted sweet cherries
- 2 tbsp of demerara or other unbleached sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Put the cherries, water and sugar into a pan. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the cherries and set them aside.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch & 1 tbsp water until it dissolves. Bring the liquid back to a boil.
- Add the cornstarch mixture and lemon juice to the cherry/sugar liquid and cook until it thickens, stirring constantly. You can add more cornstarch if you need to.
- Add the cherries back to the pan and cook for a few minutes to meld the flavors.
- Store in an air tight jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Serve over ice cream, yogurt or homemade pudding.