Our strawberry coulis recipe is very simple, requires only a few minutes to make, and creates a stunning mouth watering desert when presented over ice cream.
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Ingredients – Strawberry Coulis Recipe
- 250g Strawberries
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 heaped teaspoon of sugar (or sweeten to taste)
Serves 4 – 6 people. Recommended to serve with ice cream.
How To Make Strawberry Coulis
Our strawberry coulis recipe is an ideal way of providing variety for a bumper harvest – or simply to create a delicious desert.
The strawberries need to be cleaned well. We leave ours soaking in water for a few minutes, and then give a thorough rinse.
Then we chop the tails off the strawberries, and remove any bruised or damaged parts that could spoil the flavour of the coulis. This helps prolong the storage life of the coulis too.
Adding lemon juice is optional, but helps bring out the flavour of the strawberry juice. Cut half a lemon into quarters ready for squeezing.
For this recipe, we used our mini-chopper to make the coulis. We cut our strawberries into small pieces to make it easier to fit inside the chopper. If you have a smoothie maker or blender there is no need to do this.
Once the strawberries are in the blender, all that is required is to squeeze in the lemon juice – checking that no pips accidentally fall in too. Also, add one heaped teaspoon full of sugar.
Give the mixture a really good blitz in the chopper. The coulis should be totally smooth and lump free, so if you find any fruit pieces simply give the mixture another whiz. Taste a little of the mixture, and add more sugar if you prefer.
The final strawberry coulis should be a thick smooth syrup, with a gorgeous red colour. A few pips may be visible, which could be removed with a very fine sieve, but we find this unnecessary.
The final step is to decorate your ice cream by pouring the mixture over the top. If any strawberry coulis is left over, it can keep in the fridge for a few days, and freezes well too.
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