I try to keep a bag or 2 of frozen fruits in my freezer – my favourites are strawberries and raspberries. For ice cream – a smallish tub will not last long in our freezer but it’s not too difficult to get hold of. You can send the man of the house to the garage (petrol/gas/service station) to get one.
When you have unexpected dinner guests, vanilla ice cream and fruit sauce is quite stress free and easy to make.
I will just put a teaspoon of sugar to every ½ cup of frozen raspberries, with a squeeze of lime or lemon. Let it sit outside the fridge for a few hours and it will turn into a lovely fruit sauce. But if you are in a hurry, you can microwave the fruit mixture for 30-40 seconds. This sauce will go swimmingly with vanilla ice cream. If you have shortbread biscuits on hand – you can also tart up your bowl of ice cream with one of those. Just dip them in melted dark chocolate if you have time or use them as is.
Keep cool, keep smiling and keep on playing a good hostess!