Lambic Cherry Ice Cream Sundaes

Lambic Cherry Ice Cream Sundaes Author: Amanda Barnier and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

Beer takes on a new role in this sweet sauce served over rich ice cream. Choose brightly coloured, shiny cherries and consider investing in a cherry pitter: It makes for less mess and half the work. This sauce calls for kriek (a Dutch word for cherries) lambic beer.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups Bing cherries pitted
  • 1 cup kriek lambic beer (such as Früli)
  • 1 cup fruit beer (such as Früli)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup amaretti cookie crushed

Method

In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, lemon juice and 1 tsp water; set aside.

In saucepan, bring cherries, beer, sugar and salt to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up cherries with back of wooden spoon, until reduced to 1-1/4 cups, about 20 minutes.

Whisk in cornstarch mixture; cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Divide ice cream among bowls; spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle with amaretti crumbs.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 84 mg
  • Sugars 47 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 315.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 329 mg
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 56 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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