This Strawberry Sundae is made with fresh strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, ice cream, cool whip and best enjoyed on a hot summer day.
Nothing better than enjoying a homemade strawberry Sundae on a hot summer day. This recipe is an amazing desert especially after a nice delicious dinner. The red color of the strawberry sauce mixed in with the white vanilla ice cream gives the dessert the aesthetic it deserves. You can even serve the sauce warm on pancakes, cheesecake or just about any dessert if you wish!
Making your own strawberry sauce might sound difficult, but it is so easy! This strawberry sundae will always be a crowd pleaser and I love making it on special occasions. I prefer using fresh strawberries, but you can even use frozen strawberries if you wish.
Why you will love this recipe
Versatile: You can use any fresh berry of your choosing, whether it be blueberries, cranberries, blackberries or raspberries. Anything will work in place of the strawberries.
Full of flavor: The homemade strawberry syrup gives the ice cream the flavor it deserves.
Kid Friendly: This is such a fun activity to make with your kid. Let them assemble the sundae at the end!
Great for warm weather: I love to eat this after a hot summer day to cool down.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Granulated sugar
- Lemon juice
- Vanilla ice cream
- Cool whip
See recipe card for quantities.
Make the strawberry sauce. In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, add the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Wait until the strawberries heat up and begin to soften and eventually start to simmer, allowing the sugar to dissolve. Keep stirring for five minutes, or until a lot of the juices have come out. Remove the strawberries from the heat and use a potato masher to mash up the strawberries. This is your strawberry sauce.
Stick the strawberries in the refrigerator and wait until its cool down.
Make the sundae. Scoop 1-2 cups vanilla ice crema in a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the strawberry sauce onto the vanilla ice cream.
Top with cool whip. Save the strawberry sauce for pancakes, waffles or any future desserts!
Strawberries: You can use any fresh berry of your choosing, whether it be blueberries, cranberries, blackberries or raspberries. Anything will work in place of the strawberries.
Granulated sugar: I love using granulated sugar for this because it melts faster. You could use brown sugar, maple syrup or honey instead. Just add a little bit of water.
Ice cream: I love using vanilla ice cream since its a more neutral flavor and pairs well with the strawberry syrup. You could use chocolate if you want!
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Deluxe - use a variety of fruits for your syrup!
- Kid friendly - let your kid assemble the sundae!
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Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
I love using my Caraway pots, pans and baking sheets for best quality.
This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
These Strawberry Sundae ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Feel free to use any variety of fruits for the syrup.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove