Strawberry-Orange Mélange

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia

A microwave speeds up the preparation of this fresh-fruit sauce.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup fruit and 1/2 cup ice cream)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 176
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.7g
  • Fiber: 7.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Calcium: 139mg


  • 4 navel oranges (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
  • Mint sprigs (optional)


  1. Peel and section oranges over a bowl, and squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set the sections aside, and reserve 1/4 cup juice. Discard membranes. Chop the orange sections.
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a 1-quart glass measure. Stir in the reserved orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, and lemon juice, and stir with a whisk until well-blended. Stir in the chopped oranges. Microwave mixture at high 2 minutes and 45 seconds or until thick, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir in strawberries and extracts. Serve over ice cream. Garnish with mint, if desired.
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