Welcome Summers With These 5 Best Ice Cream Sundae Recipes

As the days get hotter and longer, there is nothing more satisfying than a chilled bowl of ice cream sundae. Sweet and refreshing, it is a perfect dessert to relish on a summer afternoon. Originating in America, ice cream sundae typically consists of a few scoops of ice cream topped with sprinkles, whipped cream, marshmallows and fruits. 

Available in numerous flavours, this frozen dessert is ideal for many special occasions like birthdays and get-togethers. But why go for expensive store-bought varieties, when you can create these delicious summertime delights in your kitchen with basic pantry ingredients? From classic combinations to innovative ingredient pairings, homemade recipes give you an opportunity to gather your favourite toppings and unleash your inner sundae artist. 

The Brownie Affogato Sundae

This decadent frozen dessert combines the rich flavours of a brownie with the bold taste of coffee. To prepare this sundae, layer warm brownie bites in a tall glass, top it with vanilla ice cream and pour a shot of hot espresso over it. You can also garnish it with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a cherry on top make it an irresistible treat. 

Fruity Balsamic Bliss 

This sundae is a delightful option for those who love a sweet and tangy combination. Start making the sundae with the base of your favourite fruit such as strawberries, blueberries or peaches drizzled with balsamic reduction. Then add scoops of vanilla ice cream and garnish with chopped nuts and a sprig of mint for a refreshing twist. 

Caramelised Pineapple Sundae

This yummy sundae will transport you to bliss with its caramelised tropical flavour. All you have to do is sauté pineapple chunks in brown sugar and butter until golden brown. Spoon them into a bowl with scoops of salted caramel ice cream and drizzle with additional caramel sauce. Garnish it with toasted coconut flakes and a wedge of fresh pineapple to make it more indulgent. 

Berry Blast Sundae 

This sundae is perfect for those who love fresh berries. Made with a mix of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, it is served in a bowl with the topping of scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream. It is also drizzled with a homemade strawberry sauce, whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. 

Chocolate-Coconut Sundae

Made with chocolate and coconut ice cream, this frozen dessert is best served in a jar. Garnished with maraschino cheese and whipped cream, it also has a flavour of lemon, heavy cream and toasted coconut shreds. Top it with some mixed berries for a fruity punch. It can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator.