Copycat Arnaud’s Strawberries Arnaud Recipe

This decadent dessert from the famed New Orleans restaurant was once touted as one of the most expensive desserts, costing over $3 million and even served with a diamond engagement ring! Our version of the famous Strawberries Arnaud recipe doesn’t include the ring but it still looks and tastes as impressive as the original.

Copycat Arnaud’s Strawberries Arnaud Recipe

How To Make Copycat Arnaud's Strawberries Arnaud

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins



  • 1 cup ruby port
  • 1 cup red burgundy-style wine
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For serving

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups strawberries, fresh, sliced
  • Whipped cream, lightly sweetened, for topping
  • 6 strawberries , with stems, for garnish, optional
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


Making the sauce

  1. Combine the ruby port and red wine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.

  2. Add the orange, lime, spices and sugar. Return to a boil.

  3. Remove from the heat and let cool for at least 30 minutes. Strain the cooled sauce.

  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. The sauce will keep for up to two weeks.

Assembling for serving

  1. Place a scoop of ice cream in each of 6 glasses.

  2. Cover with sliced strawberries and drizzle generously with the sauce.

  3. Add a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a whole strawberry (if desired) and a sprig of fresh mint. Serve at once.


  • Sugar: 39g
  • :
  • Calcium: 115mg
  • Calories: 334kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 29mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 328mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 58mg
  • Vitamin A: 311IU
  • Vitamin C: 59mg
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