Strawberries Romanoff by Casino Rouge

2 Pints Sliced Strawberries
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Pint Softened Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
4 Ounces Cointreau Liqueur
3 Tbsp. Grated Orange Zest
1 Fresh Mint Sprig

1. In a mixing bowl combine the Strawberries, Sugar, Orange Zest, and Cointreau and let macerate.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the Whipped Cream with the Softened Vanilla Ice Cream.
3. Gently fold in the Strawberries into the Cream Mixture.
4. Spoon the now finished Strawberries in a Wine Glass and garnish with a fresh Mint Sprig.

Yield 8 Servings

Culinary Tips for Strawberries Romanoff

• Make sure your strawberries are fresh, in season, and have nice green tops.
• Quarter the strawberries, so they won't get mushy when mixed with other ingredients.
• You can use sugar substitute in place of the sugar if you have dietary restrictions.
• Orange zest is a small detail that enhances the flavor of Strawberries Romanoff.
• Cointreau is a brandy-base liqueur, flavored with orange peels.
• You can use Grand Marnier or orange juice concentrate to replace the Cointreau, if desired.
• Macerate is a culinary term that means to soften or separate into parts by steeping in a liquid.