1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp lime or lemon juice
1 large ripe papaya
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
Make Fruit Sauce
In a small pan combine the cornstarch and ginger. Stir in the pineapple juice. Cook, stirring until the sauce thickens and clears. Remove from heat and stir in the lime (or lemon) juice. Cool and then chill.
Prepare Papaya and Ice Cream
Peel and remove seeds from ripe papaya. Cut 4 thin slices, put in a small dish, cover and refrigerate. Cut up the rest of the papaya and whirl in a blender until smooth (or if you don’t have a blender, mash with a fork until finely crushed). Stir with whirled papaya into the softened vanilla ice cream. Turn into a freezing tray and freeze solid.
Assemble the Papaya Ice Cream Sundae and Serve
Spoon the prepared frozen papaya-vanilla ice cream into 4 serving dishes; spoon sauce over ice cream and garnish each dish with a thin slice of papaya. Makes four 1 cup servings.