Try these unique ice cream sundae recipes for inspiration when you want something more than plain ice cream. Create your own gourmet sundaes at home.
If you are getting a bit tired of just plain vanilla ice cream, don’t despair! I have made all of these ice cream sundae recipes in my home and they have been highly rated and tasted by family members. Only the best have made it to this page. Do enjoy!
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Unique Ice Cream Sundae Recipes
Dusty Road Ice Cream Sundae
I had something similar to this when I was much younger at a confectionery that hand made chocolates and also had an ice cream sundae parlor inside the store.
It was one of my favorite ice cream sundae recipes and I have tried to get as close as possible to the original creation.
3 average size scoops of vanilla ice cream
Malted milk powder
Hot Fudge Sauce
Milk Chocolate Sauce
Maraschino Cherry on Top
Small amount of whipped cream
Place 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a dish similar to what a banana split is made in. An antique butter dish or small serving tray makes a good substitute as well. Drizzle the 3 sauces on the ice cream, one on each scoop. Sprinkle malt powder generously over all 3 scoops. Place a small dollop of whipped cream over each scoop and top with a cherry.
Here are some ice cream sundae recipes if you prefer fruit toppings:
Independence Day Ice Cream Sundae
Using a tulip shaped glass, pour a small amount of the wild blueberry syrup to the bottom. Place a scoop of ice cream in the glass. Add a dollop of marshmallow creme and another scoop of ice cream. Top with either a red raspberry or strawberry sauce on top. Top with whipped cream and a cherry if desired. A sprig of mint or fresh berries make a nice garnish as well.
Apple Cinnamon Delight Ice Cream Sundae
2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream
Apple Cinnamon Syrup
Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a bowl (My favorite is Breyer’s Brand natural vanilla) and top with a generous amount of Apple Cinnamon Syrup. Top with Cinnamon whipped cream. (Beat 1 cup whipping cream along with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until stiff.)
Mocha Coffee Dream Ice Cream Sundae
Who would have thought that coffee flavorings could work so well in your favorite ice cream sundae recipes? Just wait until you try it!
Pour a small amount of mocha chocolate sauce in the bottom of a tulip dish. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream into the bottom of the dish and pour another small amount of mocha chocolate sauce and then caramel sauce. Top with another 1-2 scoops of ice cream. Drizzle more mocha sauce and more caramel sauce on top. Not much else is needed for this recipe. It is absolutely delicious!
Chocolate Mocha Coffee Dream Ice Cream Sundae
Same as above but use chocolate ice cream. Then you have the wonderful triple combination of chocolate, mocha and caramel!
Cashew Ice Cream Sundae
Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a dish and ladle on a good amount of caramel sauce. Top with loads of Fresh roasted cashews. Yummy!
Double Chocolate-Double Peanut Ice Cream Sundae
2-3 scoops of chocolate ice cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter dessert sauce
Top with a handful of Spanish peanuts
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae
2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Peppermint hot fudge dessert sauce
Crushed peppermint candies for the topping
Candy Canes and dessert mints for decoration.
Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream in a dish or a bowl. Ladle the Peppermint Hot Fudge on top. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top and garnish with candy canes and dessert mints. This ice cream sundae recipe should help chase the winter blues away!
English Toffee Ice Cream Sundae Recipe
2-3 scoops Vanilla ice cream
Dark Chocolate Toffee Sauce
Milk chocolate English toffee baking bits
Drizzle hot fudge sauce in bottom of glass and sprinkle a small amount of toffee bits in the bottom. Add a scoop of ice cream and repeat in layers. Delicious!
Crumbled Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sundae
2-3 scoops Vanilla ice cream
Crumbled chocolate cookie bits
Hot Fudge Sauce
Drizzle a small amount of hot fudge sauce in bottom of your dish. Sprinkle a few chocolate cookie bits and then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Repeat layers and finish with more crumbled chocolate cookie bits.
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