09 February, 2007

Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce - 3 in 1 Entry ;)

I and my hubby are fruitoholics. There is no single day when we don’t have at least 6 types of fruits in our fruit basket. We both are totally addicted to fruits and can survive just eating them. When Maheshwari announced her fruit of the month I was overjoyed as she has chosen my favourite juicy, gorgeous Strawberries. What a better fruit for this month of romance and love than red, almost heart shaped strawberries. After drilling my brain and my hubby’s brain for some ultra-special recipe I ended making this. Oh no!!! There is no frying, baking, steaming or cooking involved. I wanted to keep it simple yet delightful. So here is my entry of Fresh Strawberries served with dollop of Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce. This is what I usually serve as desserts when I have very limited time to prepare. And everybody loves having this light dessert after heavy meals. Overall preparation time is just five minutes and I don’t have to say how it tastes.

Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Fresh Strawberries
Vanilla Ice Cream
Few Chocolate Chips or Bars
Fresh Cream/Milk
Mint Leaves for garnishing

Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

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.

Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

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;)
And as Coffee of Khazana of Recipe says, I am gonna kill 3 birds with single stone now:) This is my contribution for Pooja's this week's theme- Valentine's Day:) Wohoo... I did it;)

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.

(Source: www.londonstrawberryfestival.com)


  1. One stone..... 3 birds!!!!! Blogging smartly ;)

    Btw, do you knwo that my laptop is fully wet!!!!! I just just drooling over the pics !!!!! LOL!!!!

    I liked the word - Fruitoholic!!!! WOW!!!!

  2. Hi Sups!

    What a wonderful strawberry delight,that too for a 3 great entries my gal...

    Really a good idea, mouth watering.....

  3. You lazy bum!!!!:D

    3 in one with Strawberries!! Looks great,I love how plump the mint leaves are.Looks great.Now go back to sleep!!;D

  4. @coffee,
    he he he... thanks to u who gave me this brillient idea;)
    oh... do u need some towels to clean ur lappi;)?
    yup... we r Fruitoholics with capital "F":)

    thanks buddy... give it a try on v-day:)

    he he he ashakka:) lazy bum...yeah to some extent;)
    goin bk to sleep now:)

  5. How Nice!! Lovely presentation. And a good compilation on the facts about strawberries.
    ek teer 3 nishana :)) Cool

  6. looks super delicious and romantic gal.

  7. That indeed is a triple delight.Looks great and pic.is perfect.I am drooling here and there is no strawberries left here as i used up everything.:D.Thanks for this delicious entry Supriya..

  8. @manjula,
    well said manjula... ek teer teen nishana indeed;)

    thanks girl.

    i am glad u liked my entry... i'll believe what u said abt no strawberries left in ur kitchen as u have posted so many delicious recipes:)

  9. Than just serving icecream for dessert,to top it with fresh fruits is a healthy choice!Where did u find strawberries at this time of the year Sups?Its been months I saw some fresh strawberries!

  10. @sumitha,
    oh we started getting fresh strawberries since last month sumitha. this time we have mild winter and early spring here in UK. shall i pack and parcel some for u? :)

  11. Ya ya... I am going to be serious about my blog dear ;) Still that camera thing is not working :)
    I have just returned from shopping got strawberries and vadi (sra's easy peasy recipe).I am going to use the strawberries to make your recipe. Report , you will get tomorrow itself:)) Obviously you know the result ,it is going to be........... EXCELLENT!!!!

  12. @archana,
    thats excellent archana:) u cant go wrong with strawberries with ice cream and chocolate sauce:) dont forget to add little bit of butter and cream/milk while making sauce. otherwise it turns very hard:)
    enjoy ur time:)

  13. Thats my girl.....cool entries for all the events!!! ooh...I got one more expression for you...

    Ek phool,teen(3) mali..hahaha *yeah, sucks I know*

    ok,i'm done now.


  14. Supriya
    I must give it to you for your aesthetic sense, you dress up your foos so beautifully, always a pleasure to watch

  15. @trupti,
    he he he... main chup rahungi;)

    thats really sweet of u to say that:)

  16. Supriya,
    Just loved your presentation.

  17. Hey Supriya,

    Delicious! We love strawberries at home. Especially the chocolate covered ones. And frozen strawberries dipped in syrup... have u tried those? You'll find them on top of the Strawberry cheesecakes from cheesecake factory..Yumm! I'm hungry for desert now...
    Cool...3 in 1. Way to go.

  18. @suma,
    thanx girl:)

    thats my all time fav:) i just love them:)

  19. If you are any kind of -holic, fruitoholic is the one to me.
    That dessert looks wicked, and less than 5min to assemble. That is a winner!
    Love all that mint in there. Really highlights the strawberries.

  20. great great great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    nothing i can say..

  21. Dear Supriya,
    Lovely pic, and so yummy!!
    hugs and smiles

  22. Wow beautifully presented...I wished we were fruitoholic like you :)

  23. @krithika,

    i love fruits for many reasons:) there is hardly any fruits which we dont like:)
    u r right. the lovely green colour of mint compliments the red juicy strawberries:)

  24. @swapna,
    thanks, thanks, thanks:)

    thank u dear:) hugs to u too:)

    no worries sri. as long as u like some fruits and serve them as daily as part of ur diet its alright:)

  25. That was a lip smacking post!!Absolutely orgasmic photos!!!My God I need all of it right now!! Just can't wait to try it out myself!!Cheers!!And do peep into my blog and lemme know how you like it!!

  26. Hey Sups,this looks absoltely great..chocolates and strawberries with ice cream..wow wow wow,all three of my favs!

  27. Oh, and nice writeup about the facts of strawberries..will have to go through it again!

  28. @vini,
    oh!!! so all these 3 r ur fav:) gd to know that.
    and take ur own time to go through the facts:)

  29. Wow wonderful strawberry delight.
    Nice pics :)


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