Vanilla Ice Cream with Habanero-Mixed Berry Coulis
A cool, interesting and refreshing finish to any meal that's given a unique twist with the addition of our Mexican-Style Habanero Hot Sauce. Easy enough to prepare, it satisfies any sudden weeknight sweets craving but also is impressive enough to serve for company.
Note: For a truly elegant twist, replace the ice cream with fresh ricotta cheese -- unbelievably delicious AND sophisticated.
- 1 lb. frozen mixed berries (we used the standard supermarket brand)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of berries)
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons Fat Cat Mexican-Style Habanero Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 thin slice of orange habanero (for garnish)
Put the fruit, 1/4 cup of the sugar and lime into a pot, set it to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Taste the mixture -- if it the berries are too sour for your taste, add more or all of the remaining sugar, until you've achieved your desired sweetness level. If they are already sweet enough for you, do nothing.
Once the mixture has simmered for 10 minutes, take the pot off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Transfer contents to a food processor and blend until smooth. (Alternately, you can use a stick blender in the pot to achieve the same effect. Or, you can even leave it chunky if you prefer that -- the choice is yours.)
After blending, put the mixture in a bowl and stir in the Fat Cat Mexican-Style Habanero Hot Sauce. Put the bowl in the fridge and let it cool completely.
To serve, spread a half cup of the mixture in a bowl or plate and top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (The ice cream will serve to cool your mouth from the chili heat.)
Garnish with a thin slice of orange habanero (to let your guests know what they're getting into).