Spiced strawberries and coconut ice cream

Spiced strawberries and coconut ice cream

Serves 4-6

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins


For the sauce

250g strawberries, stalks removed

1 small thumb Fresh ginger, finely grated

1 Lemon, zest and juice

1 lime, zest and juice

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

225g caster sugar

½ teaspoon ground cardamom

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground fennel

250g strawberries, stalks removed, halved or quartered if large

1 tub of your favourite coconut ice cream

12 small fresh mint leaves, picked from stems


In a blender add 250g strawberries, ginger, zest and juice of both lemon and lime| black pepper and salt.

Blend on full speed until completely combined to a sauce consistency.

Remove strawberry mix from the blender to a small sauce pan.

Add the caster sugar and the ground spices to the strawberry mix.

Heat the saucepan over a low heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and cook for 15-20 mins or until the mixture has thickened.

Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to allow to cool completely.

To serve divide your prepared strawberries amongst the serving bowls, spoon over some strawberry sauce, add a dollop of your favourite ice cream, spoon over a little more sauce and top with the mint.

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