If you can't decide between serving cake and pie on Christmas, offer a totally different treat: ice cream sundaes! With homemade peppermint ice cream and a super rich hot fudge sauce, this childhood favorite becomes sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy. The ice cream must be made in advance, so you can start on this today. To get guests involved, consider setting up a sundae bar with the ice cream, sauce, and other delicious treats like fudgy brownies or chewy sugar cookies. Check out the recipe after the break.
Every year for my birthday I bake myself a cake. However, I'm spending the actual day on vacation in Spain, so that means the elaborate cake baking will happen when I return.
At the celebratory dinner in Cadiz, I'll offer my new Spanish friends an easy-to-make but delicious-to-eat sundae. Not just any sundae, one that keeps up with my Tex-Mex-inspired menu, a Mexican sundae with cinnamon chocolate sauce and dulce de leche ice cream.
Salty, crunchy peanuts and flaky sweetened coconut give texture to the frozen dessert. To look at the recipe I'll be using, read more.
As a child, one of my favorite ice cream truck treats was the Drumstick. I loved the classic combination of vanilla ice cream, hard chocolate shell, and crunchy waffle cone. The Drumstick has always reminded me of Summer, so when I came across this recipe for a homemade take on the frozen dessert, I decided it would be perfect to serve at a Memorial Day barbecue. To prevent the ice cream from seeping out of the bottom, the cones are stuffed with malt balls. How clever is that? Get the recipe, which must be made in advance, when you read more
Have no time to plan an extravagant Mexican meal for Cinco de Mayo? No matter. I've got the perfect menu for a delicious dinner that's easy to put together — complete with a decadent dessert. Ice cream sundaes are ideal because they're fast and guests can help with the assemblage. This recipe expertly employs three simple flavors — ripe strawberries, creamy dulce de leche, and rich Mexican chocolate — to create one stunning dessert. Don't hesitate to get creative, the spicy chocolate sauce is scrumptious slathered over any combination of ice cream and berries. Learn the technique and read more
On this day in 1881, the ice cream sundae was invented by a soda fountain operator in Two Rivers, WI. In honor of the occasion, I've found seven grown-up versions of the childhood favorite. Some are simply gourmet, while others use adults-only ingredients. But don't worry: None of them will cost you $60,000. To get your mouth watering, click "start."
I was recently at the new Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where I came across a little organic scoop shop from Three Twins Ice Cream. While the ice cream is smooth and delicious, it was actually the absurdly expensive sundaes that caught my eye.
I asked the gal behind the counter if they've ever served an expensive sundae, and she said not yet, but she was sure it was bound to happen someday. The sundae costs $3,333.33 and consists of a banana split made with syrups from three rare dessert wines, served with an ice cream spoon from the 1850s. If you give them a day's notice, they'll even have a cellist play while you eat it. If you think the cost is too absurd — it is on the "absurdity" menu, after all — maybe it'll help to know that 1/3 of the price is being donated to a local land trust.
If, however, you think this is too tame to be considered the world's most expensive ice cream sundae, then perhaps the $60,000 "World's More Expensive Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae" will pique your interest. To find out what all that cash will buy you, read more
A little birdie just sent this great deal to me, and I absolutely had to pass it on. From now until the end of the month, Baskin Robbins is having a buy one sundae, get one free deal. It's only available at participating locations, and you will have to print out the coupon. So print out your coupon, find a store near you, and indulge this weekend!
For those of you wondering if it really works: I sent my gal geeksugar on a scouting mission, and she successfully came back with two delicious sundaes for the price of one! She said the best part was that they let her create her own — although they do have pre-determined flavors like Oreo and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup — and that she was able to go crazy.