Vanilla Ice Cream
Few Chocolate Chips or Bars
Mint Leaves for garnishing
Cut the strawberries to desired shape and arrange them in serving plate/bowl.
Scoop up a dollop of your favourite flavour of ice cream and place it in a plate/bowl.
Heat chocolate bars with little butter in microwave for about 30 seconds.
To this add a spoonful of fresh cream or milk and mix well.
Take a spoonful of chocolate sauce and spread it on ice cream.
Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.
Oh!!! I would like to contribute this for Trupti’s LCIK. Kids can easily make this (of course with mommy’s guidance) and have fun in choosing their favourite ice creams and chocolate sauce. I am sure mommies will need to balance between chocolate sauce + ice cream and fruits though;) Hope they don’t end-up eating more ice cream and chocolate than fruits;)
Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Strawberries Fun Facts:
Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
The ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, fainting, all inflammations, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, attacks of gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen.
To symbolize perfection and righteousness, medieval stone masons carved strawberry designs on altars and around the tops of pillars in churches and cathedrals.
In parts of Bavaria, country folk still practice the annual rite each spring of tying small baskets of wild strawberries to the horns of their cattle as an offering to elves. They believe that the elves, are passionately fond of strawberries, will help to produce healthy calves and an abundance of milk in return.
Madame Tallien, a prominent figure at the court of the Emperor Napoleon, was famous for bathing in the juice of fresh strawberries. She used 22 pounds per basin. Needless to say, she did not bathe daily.
Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.
Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
Ninety-four percent of US households consume strawberries.
Americans eat 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries each year plus another 1.8 pounds frozen per capita.
Strawberries are low fat, low calorie; high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium
Strawberries, as part of a 5 a day fruit & vegetable program, can help reduce the risk of cancer & heart attacks.
In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.
Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac. A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.