So tonight I was talking to my best friend, the one I’ve known my whole life, and we were having a very serious conversation about favorite ice cream flavors as we ate our ice cream sandwiches. She said hers was mint chocolate chip and strawberry with mix-ins. I had to think for awhile about this. While I truly love chocolate and caramel, I found myself returning to vanilla. Which was surprising because growing up that is all we had and I really wished we could be a “cool” family that had fun flavors. But when you think about all you can do to vanilla ice cream-hot fudge, cookies, chocolate chips, and my ultimate favorite FRESH FRUIT. Which when it is something like raspberries, can be a little hard-especially when your raspberry starts are still that-starts and aren’t baring fruit. Thankfully there are freeze dried raspberries.
I have to say that this is my NEW favorite topping on almost everything and that I’m drooling just writing this post! It is so easy to make (just blend it all in the blender…and you know how I LOVE my blender), is entirely delicious and tastes FRESH. In the bleak of the winter it’s nice to have a slight taste of heaven. Especially, if you’re like me and your all time favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream with fruit (or fruit sauce, as the case may be) you will love having this around! But remember, it tastes good on so many other items: cheesecake, french toast, trifle, and the list goes on and on!
(makes about 2 cups)
1 1/2 C. freeze dried raspberries
2 C. water
1/2 C. sugar
1 T. lemon juice
Blend ingredients in blender. If you want it warm, make sure to transfer it to a microwave safe container and heat until warmed through.
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