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Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Granola Parfaits

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The red and blue fresh berries macerate in a simple mixture of sugar and balsamic vinegar. The result? A sweet and tart berry syrup that has a complexity of flavor that pairs incredibly with the simple, creamy vanilla ice cream and the texturally perfect, crunchy granola.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE GRANOLA:
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups Slivered Almonds
  • ¾ cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ⅓ cups Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ cups Pure Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cups Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • _____
  • FOR THE BERRY SYRUP/ICE CREAM:
  • 4 cups Fresh Berries, I Used A Combination Of Blueberries, Strawberries And Raspberries, But Blackberries Would Work Great, Too
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 quart Good Quality Vanilla Ice Cream

Preparation

For the granola: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar. In a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine both mixtures by slowly pouring the liquid over the oatmeal mixture and stirring well. Divide in half and pour onto two 11×17-inch rimmed baking sheets, spreading out into an even layer on each sheet. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and transfer into a large bowl, slightly breaking up the clumps.

For the berry syrup:
Wash and gently dry the berries. Place them in a medium bowl. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar and toss well. Let the berries sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes so the berries can macerate and release their juices.

When ready to serve, scoop a spoonful of the berries and syrup in the bottom of a dessert or parfait glass. Top with one scoop ice cream. Repeat the layers. Top with granola and serve immediately.

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Marilyn Hausknecht on 6.30.2010

This sounds truly delicious! And so appropriate for this weekend. Thank you!

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Camillela on 6.29.2010

It looks delicious! I would have never thought to pair ice cream and granola. Can’t wait to try this!

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jennifer on 2.9.2012

This was very good. I didnt have enough of all the ingredients so i cut them dow a bit and added raisens. It worked out great.

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