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July 4th Sorbet with Balsamic Cream®

In Desserts, Creams & Sauces, Fun Foods, Holidays On July 2, 2012 0 Comments

We’re celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4th. It’s so nice to have a break from work mid-week. And I mean ALL WORK, including the kitchen.

Along that line, I thought I’d end my holiday cookout by scooping some sorbet or ice cream onto a plate, adding a drizzle of Balsamic Cream®, followed by a garnish of berries. That’s as hard as I’ll work for this July 4th Sorbet with Balsamic Cream® recipe.

Enjoy and stay safe!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

One pint raspberry sorbet (vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt can be substituted)
Balsamic Cream® (also known as Crema di Balsamico®)*
Strawberries, for garnish
Blueberries, for garnish
8 sprigs mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

1. Place a scoop of sorbet on each of 4 individual bowls or dessert plates.

2. Add a drizzle of Balsamic Cream® and garnish with strawberries, blueberries and mint leaves.

3. Serve immediately.

*Balsamic Cream® can be purchased at Wholefoods Stores® or online at Amazon.com®.

Text and Photograph ©2012 Nancy DeLucia Real

Five-Minute Raspberry Coulis

In Desserts, Creams & Sauces On June 12, 2010 2 Comments

Many people believe coulis is a vegetable or fruit sauce that only true professionals can make. They’re all wrong. In all my years of cooking and entertaining, I’d say this is by far the easiest and most popular recipe I’ve ever made. Beginner cooks beware – you can make this raspberry coulis in your sleep. Sweet dreams!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cup

2 cups fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
1. Puree all ingredients in a blender and strain into a bowl.

2. With a spoon drizzle the raspberry coulis onto and around desserts.

Note: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different designs. Just look at my not-so-perfect photos – the messier it is, the more artistic it appears!

Text and Photographs ©2010 Nancy DeLucia Real