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Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundaes

The Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundae is an elevated dessert that feels fancy but is ready in minutes! Serve the infused fruit over your favorite vanilla ice cream for an elegant and convenient treat. Non-alcoholic options available! 

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Details and Definitions for Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundaes 

What is Grand Marnier?

Grand Marnier is a French brand of liqueurs, but the most commonly known product (and what we’re referencing here) is the Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge. This is an orange-flavored liqueur made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. It is 80 proof and has a very forward citrus/spice taste, making it an excellent cocktail addition. The Cordon Rouge was created by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle in 1880.

Is Grand Marnier the same thing as Cointreau?

No – Grand Marnier is an orange liqueur in the curaçao tradition, and Cointreau is a triple sec. Grand Marnier is made from a blend of cognac and triple sec. So, the two share similar orange and spice flavors. Grand Marnier has a richer, sweeter flavor than just plain triple sec, which is why it is often paired with sweeter recipes or drinks.

What does it mean to macerate strawberries?

To macerate a fruit means to soak it in a liquid so it softens slightly. When we macerate strawberries, they break down a bit and release some of their sweet juice. Sugar also assists in this process, lightly sweetening the fruit while it soaks in the juice and alcohol.

Ingredients and Possible Substitutions 

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into thin pieces. You can use any kind of berry here!
  • 1 TBS orange zest, or lemon zest, grated from the skin of organic citrus
  • 1 TBS grated fresh ginger is optional but very recommended
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar, or Turbinado sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 TBS of orange juice, from about 1/2 large orange
  • 4 TBS Grand Marnier, or more orange juice for a nonalcoholic version
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve (or strawberry ice cream)
  • Basil, optional, to serve (can sub mint)

Like most sundaes, this recipe is very forgiving. If you’re not an ice cream fan, feel free to spoon these strawberries over an Olive Oil Cake instead!

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I hope you love this recipe for Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundaes. Now that summer is really in swing, be sure to check out the rest of my ice cream content here!

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hand spooning strawberries into a grand marnier sundae

Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundaes


  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 sundaes 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundae is an elevated dessert that feels fancy but is ready in minutes! Serve the infused fruit over your favorite vanilla ice cream for an elegant and convenient treat. Non-alcoholic options available! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into thin pieces
  • 1 TBS orange zest
  • 1 TBS grated fresh ginger, optional
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 TBS of orange juice, from about 1/2 large orange
  • 4 TBS Grand Marnier, or more orange juice
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • Basil, to serve

Instructions

  1. Add sliced strawberries to a large bowl. Spoon zest, ginger if using, sugar and salt on top and stir.
  2. Add orange juice and Grand Marnier and stir once more.
  3. Spoon a few scoops of ice cream into 4 glasses and ladle strawberries on top. Serve immediately, garnishing with fresh basil if desired. Strawberries will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days, though they will soften.

Notes

Nutrition information for strawberry sauce only.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe
  • Calories: 89.2 calories
  • Sugar: 17 grams
  • Sodium: 48.4 milligrams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 20 grams
  • Fiber: 1.8 grams
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: strawberry, ice cream, sundae, grand marnier

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Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments! Meet me here.

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