Summer Berry and Crystallized Ginger Topping for Ice Cream

Yield: About 1 1/4 cups topping

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Of course, just a scattering of fragrant, ripe berries over delectable ice cream is perfectly divine. However if you're looking for a bit of a twist, here's one of my favorites. Look for crystallized ginger with the dried tropical fruits at PCC.


  • 1 cup organic summer berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries in any combination Add to list
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger Add to list
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur (optional) Add to list
  • Sugar or honey to taste (depending on how sweet the berries are) Add to list


Toss all of the ingredients together and spoon over your favorite ice cream.


You may slice or chop the strawberries if you like. Wash the strawberries before you cut them, and wash any berry right before you are going to use it.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Lynne Vea


Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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More about: blackberries, blueberries, ginger, ice cream, raspberries, strawberries


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