Strawberry or Raspberry Romanoff
This recipe was taken from a Louisiana Classic Cookbook entitled, "Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic and Can You Make A Roux" by Marcelle Bienvenu. I found the book for a few dollars on a used book website, Thrift Books. All I can say is that I highly recommend the book and that the author's life story, which she interweaves along with a whole slew of delicious recipes, will keep you highly entertained for quite a while. Here then, is the first of her recipes that I tried.
STRAWBERRY OR RASPBERRY ROMANOFF
2 cups of French Vanilla ice cream.
1 cup fresh strawberries or raspberries.
1 tablespoon sugar.
3 ounces Grand Marnier.
1/2 cup whipping cream.
1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Serve immediately in large wine glasses. Garnish (or not) with a fresh sprig of mint.
3. It is also good served over cubed pound cake placed in a small bowl.
** If you are not going to serve immediately, place in small freezer proof bowls and freeze for later enjoyment.
** I think this would also be good with fresh peaches and perhaps some Peach Schnapps instead of the Grand Marnier.
** This recipe, as written, serves two.