Ice-Cream Sauces

26 Feb

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The suns shining and summer seems to be coming towards us at full speed! Not long till we hear the ringing of ice-cream vans and screaming children, can’t wait that long? Well here are a few ice-cream sauce recipes to make that scoop of vanilla into a decadent dessert for all to enjoy!

Butterscotch Sauce (my favourite!):
What you need:
1 1/2 cups of light brown sugar
4 tbsp butter
1/3 cup golden syrup
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup double cream

What you do:
1) In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the light brown sugar, butter, and syrup to a boil.
2) Boil for 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring occasionally.
3) Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and cream.
4) The sauce will thicken as it cools. If you are going to enjoy the sauce a little later, reheat in the over for 1 minute.

Chocolate Sauce:

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What you need:
2 1/4 granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbsp plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract

What you do:
1) Place all the dry ingredients in a saucepan, along with 1/2 cup of the milk and whisk to combine into a thick paste.
2) Add the remaining milk, whilst bring the mixture to a boil. Whisk to combine well.
3) When sauce boils, reduce heat to low and simmer very gently for 5 minutes, whisking often, to stop it getting lumpy.
4) Remove from heat, add vanilla, and cool.

For extra indulgence add a nice glug of orange liquor and chocolate orange sauce, perfect on chocolate ice-cream!

Berry Wine Ice-Cream Sauce:

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What you need:
1/4 cup fresh strawberries (chopped)
A handful of fresh blueberries (chopped)
A handful of fresh raspberries (chopped)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons red wine
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
juice from 1/2 of a lemon

What you do:
1) On a medium heat melt the sugar and water together, once dissolved add in the fruit and stir.
2) Add in the lemon juice, zest and wine, and leave to simmer.
3) Stir regularly and allow the sauce to thicken.
4) Store in air tight container, before serving reheat in the microwave!

Gorgeous! Each one if these recipes can be stored and enjoyed days after they have been made, just refrigerate and re-heat! Perfect addition to any dessert especially a beautiful scoop of vanilla! Add sprinkles, chocolate grating and zest for extra deliciousness!

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Keep it delicious!

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