Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Topping

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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  • 3 cups frozen whole strawberries (or fresh, hulled)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter


  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat add in the strawberries, sugar and vanilla bean pod and seeds.
  2. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce thickens; stirring occasionally.
  3. If the mixture starts to foam, add in the butter and stir.
  4. Remove vanilla bean and discard.
  5. Pour all but 1/3 cup into a bowl.
  6. Using an immersion blender, puree.
  7. Pour this back with the remaining 1/3 cup.
  8. Allow to slightly cool.
  9. Pour into a glass jar and cover.
  10. Store in the refrigerator or follow a water bath canning method to jar and save for gifts… or all for yourself!
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