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Tangerine Sauce with Kumquats and Vanilla Ice Cream

Satsuma Tangerine Sauce with Kumquats on Vanilla Ice Cream

Dilemmas, dilemmas. A tree bursting with tangerines and a bowlful of kumquats. I'm usually a plain scoop of ice cream kind of girl, but this just clicked for me. I had fun with all the contrasts: the sweet tangerine with the bitter kumquat and the warm sauce with the frozen ice cream. How is it that half melted ice cream is sometimes better than a perfectly cold scoop?

2/3 cup tangerine juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
6 kumquats, sliced thinly
Vanilla Ice Cream

Mix together the sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan, making sure there are no lumps. Add the tangerine sauce and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Simmer for one minute and remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, scoop vanilla ice cream into dishes and sprinkle with kumquat slices. Just before serving, drizzle tangerine sauce over the vanilla ice cream.

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