Coupe Saint-André

(St. Andrew’s Cup)

St. Andrew's Cup

November 30: Feast Day of St. Andrew

As food bloggers whose dessert recipe list is longer than the first and second course offerings (see our Recipes page), ironically we do not always end our meal with something super sweet. Sometimes a simple salad of seasonal fruits is satisfying. But in observing the Feast Day of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, we enjoy the extra toppings of strawberry ice cream and whipped cream. Ith gu leòir (Scots Gaelic for “eat plenty”)!


(Adapted from Cooking with the Saints by Ernst Schuegraf)


  • Fresh fruits of the season
  • Maraschino liqueur to moisten the fruits (optional)
  • Strawberry ice cream
  • Whipped cream


Cut up the fruits into bite-sized chunks. Keep them moist with maraschino liqueur, liquid  from the cherry jar or kirsch (optional). Layer the fruits in a cup. Scoop strawberry ice cream on top of the fruits.  Add whipped cream around the ice cream. Garnish with a cherry on top. Serve immediately.

St. Andrew's Cup