Sunday, 19 April 2015

Best Ice Cream Sundae Recipes

Simple and Delicious Recipes for Ice Cream Desserts, Sundaes and Parfaits

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It's hot. You want a treat. Ice cream. You've had a tough day. You need some comfort. Ice cream. You've made a great dinner. You need a simple dessert to top it off. Ice cream. Can you think of a situation where ice cream isn't the perfect answer? It can be all to easy however to just scoop some ice cream into a bowl or even just eat it straight from the tub. With just a little effort ice cream can be turned from great into amazing.

How easy is it to make an ice cream sundae for dessert? Too easy! Simply take your favourite flavour, add some topping, maybe some crushed nuts and you're away right? Well yes.. and no. Let's start with the classic ice cream sundae and explore a myriad of possibilities by simply making a few changes. Read on for tips and ideas for great Ice Cream Sundae Recipes from getting creative with toppings to making your own ice cream.

Strawberry, Pistachio & Chocolate Ice Cream, Cream & Wafers Photographic Print
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Classic Ice Cream Sundae

So easy and delicious!

Layered Sundae: Raspberry Sauce, Sponge & Vanilla Nut Ice Cream

The classic ice cream sundae is very easy to prepare and so delicious you’ll want to always have the ingredients on hand.

Drizzle a little chocolate sauce in the bottom of each glass or bowl. Place a scoop of ice cream on top. Drizzle a little more chocolate sauce over ice cream. Place another scoop of ice cream on top. Finally, another drizzle of chocolate sauce, some chopped nuts. Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Mmmm, so good!

Layered Sundae: Raspberry Sauce, Sponge & Vanilla Nut Ice Cream
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Sundaes Look Great In Clear Glass

Show Off Your Best Ice Cream Sundaes

These sets of elegant glass dishes can be used for a range of purposes. When not serving your delicious desserts and ice cream sundaes in them, use them to dish up savoury nibbles or go retro with a prawn cocktail!

Make Your Own Ice Cream

For absolutely the best ice cream, you can't beat home made. Not only do you know exactly what's going in to it, but you'll also know that it is absolutely fresh and you can make whatever flavour your imagination can come up with.

I like this ice cream maker because you can also make sorbets and frozen yoghurt in it. The brushed stainless-steel housing and heavy-duty motor mean it will handle the demands of a big family and it comes with a recipe book to get you started.

Some of The Best Ice Cream Makers

To Make The Best Ice Cream for Sundaes

Passionfruit Ice Cream

Delicious Ice Cream Recipe

You will need:-


1 cup caster sugar
4 cups thickened cream
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pulp from 6 passionfruit

1. Combine half the cream with the sugar in a saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon over low heat until sugar dissolves, about five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining cream and vanilla.

2. Line loaf pan with cling wrap, allowing extra to wrap top. Pour in cream mixture. Fold over cling wrap and place in freezer for three to four hours until almost set.

3. Using a metal spoon, roughly break up the mixture. Using cling wrap, lift mixture from pan and empty into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.

4. Return mixture to loaf pan. Stir in passionfruit. Cover and freeze for two or three hours until set.

Alternatively, make in your ice cream maker.

Fresh passionfruit is best always but if you live in an area where you just can’t get it or it is out of season and you just must have it this Passion Fruit Concentrate from is a good substitute.

Best Ice Cream Sundae Recipes From The Web

Some of the Best Ice Cream Recipes

A selection of delicious ice cream sundae recipes. Just click the link for full ingredients and instructions.
Caramel Fudge Sundae
Best Ice Cream Sundaes
 A decadent combination of caramel sauce, thickened cream, bananas and choc-coated peanuts

Mocha Ice Cream Sundaes with Coffee-Caramel Sauce
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A construction of three different flavour ice creams, fresh raspberries and home made coffee caramel sauce. Substiute the sauce with a gourmet store bought variety if you prefer.

Berry sundaes with white chocolate sauce
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Strawberries, raspberries, white chocolate sauce and cognac! Yum.
Sauteed-Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes
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Strawberry sorbet and the spicy flavours of orange peel and cinnamon combined with the lightly sauteed strawberries make this a very sophisticated sundae. Replace the choc chips with crumbled choc-coated honeycomb or flaked chocolate for additional visual interest.
Liquorice Ice Cream
Best Ice Cream Sundaes
For something a bit different try this unusual liquorice ice cream. Very simple to make. Even quicker if you utilise your ice cream maker.

Ice Cream Art

These Ice Cream Posters Would Look Fabulous on Your Wall

Essential Pantry Items For Your Sundaes

Keep an assortment of delicious items in your pantry to add to your sundae.

Vintage Sundaes Posters

Ice Cream Sundaes from Days Gone By

More Great Ice Cream Sundae Recipes

Because you can never have too many choices.

Jamie Oliver's Leftover Christmas Pudding And Ice Cream Sundae Recipe
"What I'm giving you here is really more of a suggestion because the amount of Christmas pudding you'll have leftover will really depend on how greedy your guests were on Christmas day. But personally, I love Christmas pudding and I think it's almost worth having another pudding stashed away so you can make this as an after-Christmas treat." ~ Jamie. Why just wait until Christmas? Got any other leftover pudding or rich fruit cake?
Quick Brownie Bites Sundaes
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This variation on the classic sundae uses NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Mini Brownie Bites Bar Dough. These Quick Brownie Bites Sundaes are a perfect party treat. Kids love them, and so do adults!! Ready in less than 20 minutes.
Choc-crunch banana ice-cream sundae
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A combination of family favourites - hot fudge chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, choc-coated peanuts and bananas. Choc-coated peanuts add crunch to this simple sundae
Pecan Nut Brittle and Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae
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Make your own easy chocolate sauce and pecan nut brittle for this delicious version, then simply add scoops of ice cream, whipped cream and wafers.
Candied Coffee Nut Sundaes
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For those who love the flavour of coffee, a combination of coffee liqueur, pecan nuts and the slight hint of chilli for interest

Mexican Ice Cream Sundaes Recipe
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Here the Classic Ice cream sundae takes on a Mexican style twist with cinnamon dunked fried tortillas and corn flake crumbed ice cream balls!

Peach Melba - A Classic Dessert

One of The Best Ice Cream Sundaes

Invented by a Frenchman in England to honour an Australian, is the Peach Melba the ultimate international dish? This classic dessert was created to honour Australian opera singer, soprano Dame Nellie Melba. In 1892 she was performing in Wagner’s Lohengrin at Covent Garden. Afterwards, the Duke of Orleans held a dinner party at the Savoy Hotel, London in her honour and to celebrate her success. It was apparently here that his chef, Auguste Escoffier created this now well-known dessert which features two fruits synonymous with summer, peaches and raspberries.

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Nigella Lawson's Take On Peach Melba

Nigella can make anything look sensual

ice cream sundaesPeach Melba by Nigella Lawson



* 750ml water
* 700g caster sugar
* juice of 1/2 lemon
* 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
* 8 peaches

Raspberry sauce:

* 375g raspberries
* 25g icing sugar
* juice of 1/2 lemon

To serve

* 1 large tub vanilla ice cream


Visit Nigella’s website for the full instructions: Peach Melba by Nigella Lawson

Recipe comes from Nigella Lawson’s cookbook Feast: Food to Celebrate Life available at Amazon.

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Use Strawberries For A Change
These preserved Italian strawberries are full of flavour and will add another dimension to your favourite sundae.

These preserved strawberries are sweet and delicious. 600 grams of delectable fruit flavour packed in a stoneware crock which can be recycled for other uses.
Come in a pretty crock that can be re-used as a storage container.

Black Cherries in Amarena Syrup (1.1 pound)

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Amarena cherries are renowned for their delicious flavour and have numerous possibilities for their use. Naturally great on ice cream, they can also be used in frappes, cheesecakes or stirred through a cake batter or ice cream mix. Use your imagination.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes From The Web

Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream
Best Ice Cream SundaesClassic vanilla ice cream made from cream, eggs and milk. can be made in an ice cream maker but instructions for traditional method as well.

Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Rich and creamy, this luscious chocolate ice cream is made simpler with an ice cream maker

Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream
An intriguing combination of flavours including cinnamon, pecans, brown sugar and Mexican Crema
Raspberry and Basil Ice Cream
Best Ice Cream Sundaes
If you grow raspberries this is a sensational way to make use of an abundant crop. A true taste of summer easily made with just a few simple ingredients.

Orange Marmalade Ice Cream
Best Ice Cream Sundaes For a wonderful citrus flavour

Show The World Your Love Of Ice Cream


For an alternative to ice cream try gelato!
 It has slightly less fat but also less air so it has a wonderful creamy texture.

Dairy Free Ice Creams and Other Frozen Delights

Suitable for People With Lactose Intolerance

Banana Sorbet
Creamy frozen banana is sweetened and frozen. Very simple delicious alternative to ice cream. Add your favourite ingredients to compliment the banana. How about some chopped pecan nuts or crumbled chocolate, swirl some raspberry puree through or toss in some chopped honeycomb candy.
Mango Ice Cream
A luscious combination of mango, dairy-free half and half, and soy yoghurt to produce a tangy ice treat.
Berry Sorbet
This is a perfect summer treat which uses fresh summer berries to create a deliciously refreshing frozen dessert which ticks all the boxes!
Three Ingredient Healthy Ice Cream
This recipe uses coconut milk to replace the dairy and incorporates any juice of your choice - go for freshly squeezed for a real health buzz.
Roasted Apricot Ice Cream with Almond Praline Ripple
If you love apricots this is a delicious ice cream. Using coconut milk as the base and incorporating a yummy almond praline ripple you'll find it hard to stop at just one scoop. In fact you may wish to make a double batch
Dairy Free Banana Walnut Ice Cream
A simple recipe which produces a delicious result, this ice cream uses almond milk and silken tofu to create a luscious dairy free ice cream dessert.

Ice Cream Art from Picasso and Warhol

Official Anniversary of The Ice Cream Sundae!

April 2nd 1892 is the first documented Ice cream Sundae. Google celebrated this momentous occasion with a Google Doodle to coincide the 119th anniversary on April 3rd 2011

Countdown to Anniversary of The Ice Cream Sundae

Anniversary of The Ice Cream Sundae: April 2, 2015

Astronaut Ice Cream

Not Exactly An Ice Cream Sundae!

Astronaut Ice Cream
Space Ice Cream is Great for an Astronaut themed birthday party. Enjoy this great tasting, freeze dried ice cream. Get it now at The Space Store!

Astronaut Ice Cream

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