This Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Topping is the perfect way to jazz up your ice cream tonight! Also the perfect topping for waffles, French toast, and so much more!
We eat a lot of ice cream during the summer. I mean, A LOT of ice cream. We make all kinds of fun flavors like Monster Cookie Dough, Turtle Brownie, and Cherry Cheesecake but sometimes it’s plain ole vanilla that my boys are craving. The wackos.
I happen to love simple, sweet vanilla ice cream myself and heck, it makes an awesome base for all of our favorite milkshakes. By the way, blend this topping in with some vanilla or strawberry ice cream, some milk, and some malted milk powder….heaven.
We plant strawberries wherever we can and they just love to multiply and jump all over the place. Most mornings I’m picking a pint or two and we enjoy them in a breakfast parfait. But sometimes, I’ve got a pound or so lying around and it’s this homemade strawberry ice cream topping that we all start craving.
It’s incredibly simple and FAST to make. My favorite kind of recipe. Strawberries, sugar, water, and a bit of lemon juice all jump in a small saucepan together…
And then they cook for 20 minutes or so like this…
And then you pop it in the fridge for a bit and you get this:
Easy peasy, right? And so gosh darn amazing. This ice cream topping is also perfect of French Toast,waffles, or straight from the spoon 🙂
- 1 lb strawberries, stems removed, hulled, diced
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Cook over medium low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from bubbling over.
- Let cool, transfer to an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Serve over ice cream, waffles, French toast, or use to make strawberry milkshakes.
Strawberry on the brain?
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