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Raspberry-strawberry coulis!

berries

berries

straining the seeds out

straining the seeds out

A messy –but tasty– bowl of coulis.

A messy –but tasty– bowl of coulis.

coulis and ijs

coulis and ijs

The Dutch make really, really good ice cream. I had M buy some vanilla bean ice cream and made a raspberry-strawberry coulis to go on top. It was divine!

Here’s how I made it:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries and strawberries
  • water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • juice from 2-4 limes, should be about 1/4 cup
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch

 INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put berries and about 1 cup of water in food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Combine puree, about 1.5 cups water and the sugar in a small saucepan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Add cornstarch mixture to berry mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
  • You can strain the mixture or not – I like the bits, so I don’t strain.
  • Cool, cover and chill.

Spoon over vanilla ice cream, other desserts or add to a martini!

Bon appetit!