Celebrate the 4th with Roasted Strawberry Sauce…and Ice Cream!

The 4th of July is a great time of year. Summer is in full swing, flowers are blooming, and the farmer’s market is overflowing with produce. To celebrate the holiday this year, I’m making roasted strawberry sauce served over creamy vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect combination, and the cool ice cream is a welcome treat for the hot July weather.

The roasted strawberry sauce is easy, and it’s a great way to use up strawberries that might be turning past their prime. The strawberries cook down with brown sugar and create a sweet, ruby red, carmelly (I know, inventing words again) sauce that’s perfect with ice cream. And the best thing is, there are only 2 ingredients!

Take 3 cups strawberries that have been hulled and quartered. Spread them out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Trust me, the parchment will make clean up so easy! Top the strawberries with 1 cup brown sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes until soft and syrupy.

strawberriesin baking sheetbrown sugarready for the ovensauce readysauceeasy clean upThat’s it! Pretty simple, and absolutely delicious. Drown some vanilla ice cream in this sauce and dig in. I hope you have an amazing 4th of July, and buckets full of ice cream! 🙂 Enjoy!

enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Celebrate the 4th with Roasted Strawberry Sauce…and Ice Cream!

  1. Julie is Hostess At Heart

    Now this is a new one for me! It looks delicious and I am sure the roasting with the brown sugar take it over the moon! I am just obsessed with strawberries this year. I even planted some of my own. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for bringing this to FF #75!

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  2. Josette@thebrookcook

    Mmmm… ROASTED strawberry sauce! Love it! I have whipped up fresh strawberry on the stove with a little brown sugar but I think that roasting it would be a fabulous upgrade!! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope that you had a wonderful weekend and 4th of July!!

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