Strawberry Sauce with Vanilla Ice Cream

I generally make this with strawberries and then transition to raspberries, blueberries and then cherries. I prefer mint with the raspberries and thyme with the cherries, but like all things it is a matter of personal preference.


1 qt strawberries
¼ tsp vanilla
¼ C honey
5 leaves basil
3 grinds of black pepper
pinch of salt
vanilla ice cream


  1. Wash and hull the strawberries and place in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Add the vanilla, honey, black pepper and salt.
  3. Just before serving pulse the berries to make a chunky sauce.
  4. Spoon over the vanilla ice cream and garnish with torn basil leaves.