I still can’t believe our luck with the wall-to-wall sunshine this Summer and as it’s almost the end of term, this Strawberry Ice-Cream Soda is the perfect reward for all that hard work. I made this for my kids this week – it went down a storm and as it takes no time at all to make, I’m giving it an A+
250g of strawberries (for the sauce) plus an extra handful to decorate
Ice Cream Soda
For the strawberry sauce:
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp icing sugar
250g strawberries, hulled and chopped
A couple of drops of vanilla essence
Bring the water and sugar to the boil in a small pan and add the strawberries. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes until soft and add vanilla. Puree using a stick blender and set aside to cool.
Chop a handful of strawberries and line the bottom of your glass with a few, then add a generous handful of ice and another layer of chopped strawberries. Drizzle with strawberry sauce and fill almost to the neck with cream soda. Finally top with two scoops of vanilla ice-cream, some more sliced strawberries and a last drizzle of sauce.
Serve to your children, straighten your sunglasses and bask in rapturous applause before gently moving them out into the garden in case they spill strawberry sauce all over the floor…