Favorite ice-cream toppings in Canada

Let’s make the most of the chilly weather by changing things up in the kitchen! Try these easy ice-cream topping recipes influenced by plants that need to be kept cool—they’ll keep you cool in the summer heat. In this article, I have been shared my two favorite toppings of ice cream. Which you may easily fund by googling the best ice cream shop near me to enjoy on a hurry note. 

Did you realize that we wouldn’t have maple syrup or apples if it weren’t for the cold? Without cold temperatures, some of our favorite fruits would perish.

Apples, cherries, plums, and strawberries, for example, require a delayed start after going dormant throughout the winter. Temperatures of 0°C to 7°C (known as chill hours) are required for these plants to emerge from dormancy and grow buds into flowers or leaves. After those magnificent blooms have been pollinated, they produce the delicious fruit that we enjoy.

Apple trees can require up to 1100 hours of low temperatures to bear fruit, depending on the variety. Cherry trees, too, require chilling, with some requiring up to 900 hours. What about our favorite delicious sap from Canada? Without the cold, maple sap would flow too quickly from the roots to the branches to be tapped.

Here are the two most used toppings for ice-creams used in Canada

Recipe serves to four persons

Ingredients:

  • Cherries 300g
  • White sugar 3 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • Vanilla flavored ice-cream
  • Mint Leaves (If you are a fan of it)

Instructions

  • If you’re using frozen cherries, make sure they’re thawed enough to chop.
  • Pit the cherries if you’re using them fresh.
  • If preferred, set aside four cherries for garnish.
  • Chop the leftover cherries roughly in whichever way you wish.
  • In a pot, combine the chopped cherries.
  • Pour in the sugar.
  • Raise the temperature to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • After 5 minutes, stir occasionally and keep an eye on the mixture as it bubbles.
  • Mix in the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for ten min, or till topping thickens and clings to your spoon.
  • Allow the topping to cool to room temperature before serving.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Keep the topping lumpy, or purée it and strain it through a fine-mesh filter for a smoother consistency. You’re done! Pour over vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a cherry and mint. Yum!

  • Maple Apple-butter Sweetness

Recipe serves to four persons

Ingredients:

  • Cortland’s apples 4
  • Butter 3 tablespoon
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ice-cream (Vanilla flavored)

Instructions

  • Apples should be washed and cored.
  • Roughly chop three apples, saving the tiny fraction for garnish.
  • In a pot, combine the apples, butter, and water.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the temperature to a low setting.
  • Combine the maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender, stirring periodically.
  • Allow the topping to cool to room temperature before serving.
  • Puree the cooled topping in a food processor and strain it through a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
  • Thinly slice the fourth apple for garnish just before serving.

For a genuine Canadian delight, sprinkle some vanilla ice cream. Serve with apple slices as a garnish.

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