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 comments

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

  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. 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!

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

  11. I love love love your compote trio.

  12. These would be perfect on a summery sundae bar!

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

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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!

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

  16. 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

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

    • 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…

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

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

  18. 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. 

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

  20. 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!! 

  21. all of these sound great for ice cream!

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