Raspberry Coolie

This Raspberry Coolie is a play on words from “coulis” since we’ve added ice cream to make this a cool simple-minded, yummy dessert to feed a bunch! It’s easy to make ahead and have chilled and ready in the freezer until it is time to serve. The Perfect Treat to Welcome Summer Growing up, we spent summertimes on Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Matt and I still take our sons there each year. At the reservoir, when we BBQ, there’s one item we have to have: Raspberry Coolie. Seriously, the host requires two trays- one for his own freezer for later, another to serve. The name started years ago when I was a kid. “Which sauce is it you people want for the ice cream” grew “raspberry coulis” as best available alternative( over strawberry or blueberry ). The “cool” part of the epithet ever stayed for me, since this is such a welcome cold treat on hot summertime periods spent swimming and boating in the sunlight. With the unofficial commencing from summer, I wanted to share this special bowl. Years ago I requested the recipe from the builder herself and made a few changes. I’ve since served it several times, and every time […]

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