4th of July Ice Cream Sundaes . . . (with cookies!)

4th of July Ice Cream Sundaes . . . (with cookies!)

It all started with a cookie cutter.  A sweet little cookie cutter sent to me by my friend, Cindy, over at Sweet.

It's a star with a little cut-out to rest on the edge of a glass. How cute is that?!?

Now, my mind immediately went to martinis, but Mr. E thought of dessert in a glass....duh.  {He's good to have around.}

So, what we have here is homemade strawberry ice cream, topped with a sweet strawberry-blueberry "sauce," whipped cream (ok...it's Cool Whip), and a cookie!  Perfect little dessert for the 4th of July.

First, make the cookies.  These are just vanilla-almond sugar cookies decorated really simply with royal icing.

The ice cream...

...let me tell you, I NEVER order strawberry ice cream at the ice cream shop.  I mean, it's right.next.to.the.chocolate.  Chocolate wins every time.

BUT...this homemade ice cream has me rethinking my priorities.

Here's how you *know* it's going to be good...the melted ice cream makes a ♥-shaped drip on your ice cream maker.  Yep, it's a sign.

Strawberry Ice Cream

{modified from the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream & Dessert Book}

2 cups sliced & hulled strawberries

1/3 c. sugar

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c. milk
Read the whole recipe on Bake at 350