Very little needs to be done with summer fruit to make it extraordinary, but as your farmstand strawberries start to soften, a quick dip in citrus liqueur and sugar is a perfect second act. Boozy, macerated berries top vanilla ice cream in this simple sundae from Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table blog.

Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundaes Grand Marnier Strawberry Sundaes
Boozy, macerated strawberries top vanilla ice cream in a simple sundae from The Yellow Table’s Anna Watson Carl.
Yield: serves 4-6
Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • ¼ cups fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cups Grand Marnier
  • ¼ cups turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp. finely grated orange zest
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the strawberries, orange juice, Grand Marnier, sugar, and orange zest. Set aside to rest at room temperature for 1 hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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