July 3, 2013

Fireworks, Ice Cream, and Chocolate Time!

July 4th Fireworks, photo taken in Washington, D.C.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Happy Independence Day, Fourth of July, America!
And to my friends around the globe outside the U.S., Happy Day to you and you are welcome to celebrate with us!

For the Independence Day holiday, I am posting my Red, White, Blue and Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae. All the patriotic colors in delicious splendor! Blueberries, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream drizzled with dark chocolate. 


Red, White, Blue and Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae


Directions:

Chill dessert dishes in the fridge. Rinse whole fresh blueberries. Rinse and slice fresh strawberries (lengthwise). Suggest sprinkling a little sugar (or sugar substitute) over the sliced strawberries, just enough to make them glisten and remove some of the tartness.

Place a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of the chilled dish. Add a layer of sliced strawberries and drizzle with chocolate sauce (I like the dark chocolate sauce). Then another big scoop of vanilla ice cream, a layer of blueberries, and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and garnish with a whole strawberry. 

Delicious ice cream sundae for the 4th of July with all the patriotic red, white and blue colors, fresh fruit in season, and of course, chocolate! This is my own creation; it’s very simple and makes a nice presentation for a summer holiday table. 

Enjoy!

July 4th Fireworks by Washington Monument
Photo taken in Washington, D.C.



©JerseyLil’s 2 Cents, all text and photos.

40 comments:

  1. That does look delicious. You don't mind us Brits eating it, do you?

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    1. Thanks, Big D! I will gladly share with my British friends! :)

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  2. I am trying to figure out a menu for tomorrow evening; the boys, Nick's girlfriend, Haley, and another of their friends are coming. I think this will be the perfect dessert, especially given all the amazing shades of vanilla ice cream made locally (things like burnt sugar bourbon vanilla, etc). Hope you and Chuck have a wonderful 4th!

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    1. Thanks, Kris! Happy July 4th to you, Spartacus, Nick, Rory, Haley and everyone there! I think this dessert would work out very well and I like the brunt sugar bourbon vanilla ice cream idea. :)

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  3. Yum-O! We have all of those delicious ingredients and we'll def be making this - probably tonight!!! - Happy 4th of July to you Miss JerseyLil! :D

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    1. Mimi, thanks, and Happy 4th of July to you! I’m delighted you’ll be making this ice cream sundae! :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures! they look so delicious!
    Happy July 4th! My favorite holiday - yes, nothing is better than being independent! Very proud of this day!

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    1. Thanks, Yun Yi! You are so right, there is nothing better than independence. Happy 4th of July, Independence Day to you! :)

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  5. The fireworks, the cream sundae and the post -everything is aglow with your national colours. Happy Independence to to you!

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    1. Thanks, Umashankar! So glad you enjoyed the post. :)

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  6. Looks good Lil. I Love blueberries.
    Happy freedom from limeys day.

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    1. LOL, thanks Dale! Glad to have a limey friend! :) I love blueberries too, so much so that I eat them nearly every morning with a cup of natural almonds.

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  7. Madilyn, the real fireworks are in that ice cream sundae. Yummy! Hope you had a wonderful 4th.

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    1. Yes, I believe you’re right, the real fireworks are in that ice cream sundae. Thanks, Marty! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July too. :)

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  8. that looks delish! thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. You’re welcome and hope you try the ice cream sundae! :)

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  9. Wow! Great fireworks photos in the sky and on the table!

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    1. Thanks so much, Charlene! Hope you had a happy July 4th holiday. :)

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  10. Its most likely unpatriotic of me but I have never had an ice cream sundae. Don't know why just haven't. That one looks great! Have a lovely remainder of the holiday weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Zoe! I hope you try an ice cream sundae one day. :)

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  11. Wacko! That dish looks so good Madilyn.
    Cheers, ic

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    1. Thank you, Ian. Cheers to you, too! :)

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I hope you and the kids had a great July 4th holiday! :)

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  13. Happy Fourth of July, Jersey! Sorry for my late greeting... the ice cream looks great.

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    1. Julia, thank you, and Happy 4th of July to you, too! Hope you had an excellent holiday. :)

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  14. Hi Madilyn and also apologies for getting sidetracked with other things. Yes, I love ice cream and that looks so good. I'd buy some if was over your way! This time last year I was over in Chicago for the 4th and I remember firecrackers going off just about every night for that week.

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    1. Hi Neil and thanks! I bet Chicago was a fantastic city for fireworks on the 4th of July, what fun! In years past, I’ve seen fireworks in D.C. on the 4th of July and that was pretty spectacular. :)

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  15. wow fireworks in DC - That's on my bucket list! The dessert looks yummy. I'll have to try it.

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    1. Thanks Coffee Lady! The fireworks in DC were spectacular. These photos are from a few years ago and I’d like to get back there again sometime on the 4th. I hope you do get to see it one day, and try the dessert too! :)

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  16. Wow! That looks like a serious good time. Can I join you? I'd love the idea of fireworks and ice cream. What a lovely combination.

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    1. Angelika, you are always welcome to join in. Fireworks and ice cream just seems to say summer, and fun! Thank you! :)

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  17. Hope you had a wonderful celebration, Madilyn. I have strawberries in my garden waiting to be picked -I think I'll have a good ole Canadian version - just the red and white - for my lunchtime dessert! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melody! Ah, ripe strawberries in your garden sounds lovely. I think the red and while Canadian version of this dessert is just perfect too! :)

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  18. JerseyLil. I've been enjoying the hot weather in the UK and it's truly amazing. We have honestly had at least a week of summer for the past couple of years in my book. Your Sundae looks a treat and I have no problem trying it. Thanks for cooling me down a little.

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    1. Hi RPD and thanks! Delighted to hear you’re having great summer weather in the UK, and that you’ll be trying this refreshing ice cream sundae. Enjoy! :)

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  19. OH, ideal treat for a Bear — ice cream and berries. A Beary lovely desert!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe for the July 4th dish.

    Now, what's your recipe for fireworks?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. Hi Rob-Bear, thanks for stopping by! This is indeed a lovely Bear dessert, hope you try it. My recipe for fireworks is to watch the pros light them off while you’re eating ice cream and sipping your favorite beverage lol! Bear hugs to you, too! :)

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  20. fireworks are good, but i liked the icecream thing the most. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Huzaifa , I love the ice cream with the berries and chocolate even better than the fireworks, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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