Some would say that summertime and ice cream sundaes go hand in hand. Maybe it’s the multitude of flavors and toppings, the refreshingly rich texture or the race to finish your ice cream before it melts.
Summer’s the perfect time to play with your food and go beyond the carton. So, gather your family and concoct a creamy masterpiece right in your own home.
Here are some sundae recipes to help get you started.
Makes 4 servings
Your children will have fun making their own campfire desserts.
4 chewy chocolate chunk granola bars
4 1/2-cup scoops Blue Bunny Premium Peanut Butter Panic Ice Cream
4 tablespoons butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping
16 pieces candy corn
Cut granola bars in half lengthwise then in half width wise, forming
For each sundae, arrange 4 granola bar pieces on a small plate to form “wood logs.” Top with 1 scoop ice cream, 1 tablespoon butterscotch-caramel topping and 4 candy corn “flames.” Serve immediately.
Sand Bucket Sundaes
Makes 8 servings
This make-ahead dessert is great fun for summer parties or family desserts.
4 cups Blue Bunny Caramel Praline Crunch Frozen Yogurt
1/2 cup butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping, at room temperature
1/2 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
Gummy sea-shaped candies, optional
Sea shell-shaped chocolate candies
2 small pails or buckets (about 2 cups in size), washed
In each bucket, layer 1 cup frozen yogurt, 2 table spoons butterscotch-caramel topping and 2 tablespoons cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Repeat the layers ending with graham cracker crumbs.
Dessert may be eaten immediately or frozen at least 1 hour. If eating immediately, decorate with gummy and chocolate candies. If freezing, decorate just before serving.
Strawberry-Kiwi Passion Sundaes
Makes 2 servings
No extra bowls needed to make these sundaes.
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 medium kiwi, peeled
2 Blue Bunny Personals Premium Double Strawberry Ice Cream
4 teaspoons chopped white chocolate
2 teaspoons sliced almonds
In a small bowl, combine straw berries, sugar and orange peel, gently mix.
Slice kiwi lengthwise into quarters then slice into bite-sized pieces; gently fold into strawberries. Set aside 10 minutes to form juice.
Top each Personal with half the strawberry-kiwi mix ture. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons white chocolate and 1 teaspoon almonds. Serve immediately.
Triple Chocolate Cake Sundae
Makes 4 servings
Chocolate lovers will adore this sundae topped with a white chocolate-raspberry sauce.
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 3.5-ounce bar high-quality white chocolate, cut into small pieces
1 cup fresh raspberries, divided
4 1/2-cup scoops Blue Bunny Chef Duff’s Premium Triple Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine half-and-half and white chocolate. Microwave on high, 30 seconds; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Heat an additional 10 seconds if not melted. Cover and refrig erate until thickened to a medium sauce, about 50 min utes.* Gently fold in 1/4 cup raspberries.
Place ice cream into 4 serving bowls. Top each with a scant 2 table spoons white chocolate-raspberry sauce and about 4 fresh raspberries.
*If sauce thickens too much during refrigeration, re-warm slightly in microwave, about 10 seconds.
Makes 4 servings
No campfire is needed for these s’mores.
1/2 cup marshmallow crème
1 teaspoon half-and-half or milk
2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon red, white and blue cookie sprinkles
4 Blue Bunny Champ! Chocolate Swirl Mini Sundae Cones
In a bowl, com bine marshmallow crème and half-and-half. Microwave on high 20 seconds or until mixture just starts to puff; stir until blended. Cool for 3 minutes. In another small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and colored sprinkles; stir. Dip cones into mixtures. Serve immediately.
More Sundae Fun
- Share the love. Know someone who loves sundaes? Give them a sundae gift basket filled with every thing they’ll need to indulge their cravings: a sturdy ice cream scoop, a pair of sundae glasses and long spoons and a selection of syrups and toppings.
- DIY sundaes. Set up a sundae bar so guests can create their own master pieces. To help things move along, pre-scoop the ice cream. Put individ ual scoops of various ice cream flavors in paper cup cake liners. Set them up on a tray, then freeze until it’s time to serve.
- Think outside the traditional bowl. Use waffle bowls to hold your ice cream sundae, or start with an ice cream sand wich as your base and comple ment with tasty toppings.
For additional ideas, visit www.BlueBunny.com.