For Father’s Day, I’m making my father a special dessert – ice cream sundaes using homemade ice cream and home grown blueberries and served in a homemade bowl (more on that in another post!). Given how much my father loves ice cream, this is sure to be a huge hit! You can imagine my excitement when I saw another blogger post this berry syrup just a few days ago. I immediately printed the recipe, rushed to the kitchen, and turned on the stove. The syrup was every bit as exceptional as the author promised and goes perfectly with my Father’s Day Sundae theme! Not only that, I can imagine that this would be excellent mixed with a little soda water to create your own berry soda drink. Oh, the opportunities abound!
1 cup water
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
2 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries
1/2 cup port wine or grape juice
Bring water and sugar to a boil. Add frozen berries and wine or juice; return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Mash and strain berries, reserving juice. Return juice to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup. Cool to room temperature. Pour over ice cream or add to ginger ale/soda water for a berry-licious sparkling beverage! Refrigerate any leftovers.
Tags: 60 min or less · dessert · easy · fruit · vegetarian