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Trio of Fruity Ice Cream Toppings

Homemade Fruity Ice Cream Toppings - These come together in just minutes and can be store in the fridge up to a week. Strawberry-Mint, Blackberry-Ginger and Mango-Vanilla. | foxeslovelemons.com

I have been a homemade ice cream-making fool this summer! I’m making it so often that I’m running out of room to store it. So, if you’re in my neck of the woods, stop by and I’ll treat you to your own personal ice cream parlor. While I make homemade ice cream all year ’round, it’s more seldom in the colder months. So in the summer, all bets are off, and I don’t even feel guilty making batch after batch of it. It’s so good, and the best part is that you know exactly what’s in it. Fresh milk, cream, eggs and sugar are all you need!

Homemade Fruity Ice Cream Toppings - These come together in just minutes and can be store in the fridge up to a week. Strawberry-Mint, Blackberry-Ginger and Mango-Vanilla. | foxeslovelemons.com

Today, I’m sharing homemade fruity toppings that can be used on any homemade or store-bought ice cream. These Strawberry-Mint, Blackberry-Ginger and Mango-Vanilla compotes work best on classic vanilla ice cream, but would be pretty good on a scoop of chocolate or caramel, too. All of these can be made with fresh or frozen fruit, take just a few minutes to prepare, and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Stay cool!

Homemade Fruity Ice Cream Toppings - These come together in just minutes and can be store in the fridge up to a week. Strawberry-Mint, Blackberry-Ginger and Mango-Vanilla. | foxeslovelemons.com

Trio of Fruity Ice Cream Toppings

Yield: about 1 cup of each flavor

Prep Time: 5 minutes for each

Cook Time: 14 minutes for each

Ingredients:

For the Strawberry-Mint Compote:

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint leaves

For the Blackberry-Ginger Compote:

  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

For the Mango-Vanilla Compote:

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

Directions:

1. Make the Strawberry-Mint Compote: In medium saucepot, combine strawberries, sugar and water. Cook over medium heat 14 to 16 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally and breaking up fruit with back of spoon. Remove from heat; stir in mint. Cool and transfer to jar. Refrigerate up to 1 week.

2. Make the Blackberry-Ginger Compote: In medium saucepot, combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat 14 to 16 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally and breaking up fruit with back of spoon. Cool and transfer to jar. Refrigerate up to 1 week.

3. Make the Mango-Vanilla Compote: In medium saucepot, combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat 14 to 16 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally and breaking up fruit with back of spoon. Cool and transfer to jar. Refrigerate up to 1 week.

This recipe originally appeared on the Naturebox blog: http://blog.naturebox.com/posts/3-ice-cream-toppings-easy-fruit-compotes

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43 Responses to “Trio of Fruity Ice Cream Toppings”

  1. Liz — July 6, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Lori, your ice cream toppings ALL look amazing! I’ll have a big spoonful of each on my bowl of vanilla!!!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 6th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

      Thanks so much, Liz! I wish I could magically teleport you here for an ice cream social!

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  2. Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes — July 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

    What a wonderful idea and recipe offering for today’s Summer Chillin’ #SundaySupper lineup. Your photos are beautiful! I pinned them to the Berry Love group board on Pinterest! Well done!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 6th, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Alaiyo, and thank you for hosting this week, as well 🙂

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  3. Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes — July 6, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Actually the Pinterest board is called Berry Cravings! I enjoy your bright and cheery blog!

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  4. Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    You’re stockpiling ice cream AND toppings? Don’t be surprised if a random “guest” drops by the house one day.

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 6th, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Next time you cruise through Metro Detroit. Turn right at the Detroit Zoo, and you’ll be here 🙂

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  5. Sarah — July 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    These are so perfect! They’d be good on pancakes or waffles too methinks

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 6th, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

      Ohhh, great idea, Sarah! I had thought about stirring them into yogurt, but pancakes and waffles is an even yummier idea 🙂

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  6. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog — July 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Ooo, Ooo, Pick me, Pick me, Blackberry Ginger… Yum! What a great combo!!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 6th, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Shannon!

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  7. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily — July 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I’d totally take you up on your invitation if I lived in Detroit! 😉
    I’ve been a popsicle making fool but now I will have to get on making this ice cream for sure! love love love the fruity toppings!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Gwen! Feel free to swing by whenever you’re in Michigan 😉

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  8. Marion@Life Tastes Good — July 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I love all of these flavors, but I especially want to try the blackberry ginger! Thanks for sharing these great toppings, Lori! yummm

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

      You’re welcome, Marion. Thanks for the kind words!

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  9. Laura Dembowski — July 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I’d be happy to come over and help you clear out some of that ice cream 🙂 And some of these toppings.

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura!

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  10. Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — July 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    OMG these flavor combos are amazing! I thought it was just regular compote, but you took it to a whole nother level! YUM! Love all three!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

      Thanks Sophia. My goal was to give each of them a special touch, but to still keep them really simple to make 🙂

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  11. Marlene @Nosh My Way — July 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I love love love your compote trio.

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

      Thanks, Marlene!

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  12. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — July 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    These would be perfect on a summery sundae bar!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Brianne!

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  13. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva — July 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I’m sensing my ice cream maker may get a workout next week….great toppings!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

      My poor ice cream maker is CONSTANTLY working out! haha.

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  14. Julie @ Texan New Yorker — July 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I would have to have three separate bowls of ice cream to sample your toppings, because I would never be able to decide on just one. They all look wonderful. I suppose my waistline is grateful I don’t live near you, but my taste buds are not. 🙂

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

      Hahaha, if you lived near me, I’d just make you put on stretchy pants and come over anyway, Julie!

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  15. Betsy @ Desserts Required — July 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    If I only lived closer!  Then again, thank goodness I don’t…you would not have any ice cream or toppings left and I would be the size of a house!!  Love your flavor combinations!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

      Well, my house is really tiny, so if you were the size of MY house Betsy, I think it would still be worth it 😉

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  16. Shaina — July 8, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Oh my goodness all three of these sound amazing. The blackberry-ginger especially. I actually just tried a balsamic vinegar that same flavor…kind of obsessed with the combination now

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 8th, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

      Thanks Shaina! That balsamic sounds amazing. Where did you find it?

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    • Shaina replied: — July 8th, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

      At a gourmet olive oil and basalmic store in Delray Beach called The Olive Taste. If you have any kind of stores like that around you, you should definitely check them out…

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 8th, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      Oh, yes – there’s some stores like that around here! I’ll have to check them out, because blackberry-ginger balsamic sounds SO good!

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  17. Tara — July 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I am so drooling over these, what a great idea!! I would like all three please!!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 11th, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Tara! Hope you’re having a great summer 🙂

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  18. Susan — July 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Look at you trying to justify that ice cream eating with some healthy fruit topping. I mean I’ll take it if it means I can have more. 

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 11th, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

      Hehehe, you’re on to me. Damn!

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  19. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — July 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    What a wonderful combination of flavors! I love having options for ice cream toppings! Yum!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 11th, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Serena!

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  20. Alice — July 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    do you know that we stock up on vanilla ice cream when its on sale?? and the most common topping around here is fresh berries! I never take the time to make a compote, but now…. I might! Plus, thats a great way to get started on making a banana split…. hmmm…. LOL! Thanks for sharing!! 

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 11th, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

      I mean, you can never go wrong with a freezer full of ice cream, right? Thanks so much, Alice!

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  21. dina — July 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    all of these sound great for ice cream!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — July 15th, 2014 @ 9:24 am

      Thanks so much, Dina!

      Reply

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