Beat the Heat With Ice Cream Sundae…
Yes…. though named Sundae but this quick, easy yet yummilicious dessert can be had on any day be it Sunday or any other day.
Ice Cream Sundae are so very tempting to look at and of course yummy to gorge on.
Why is it called ‘sundae’ then?
Well, no dictionary meaning…. except what we can think of is probably the person who first gave it a try, must have tried it on Sunday and hence gave it that name. Ok… that was on a lighter note.
Ice creams are as it is tempting, delicious and are loved by everyone. Then why Sundae?
We can say that when ice cream is decked up it is called sundae.
Simple looking ice cream turns gorgeous and exotic when Decked up with syrups or sauces or nuts or wafers/biscuits or cakes or fruits or etc etc etc.
Remember having vanilla ice cream with cola?
How yummy it used to be.
I love sundaes. Taste apart, no hard work or cooking is involved in preparing it.
Just assemble 1 or 2 or 3 different flavoured ice creams, some nuts/ fruits/ confetti, drizzle some syrup/coulis and your sundae is ready.
They are so simple and easy to make that even your little one can make it.
Easy but the results are terrific.
As you all know there is no fixed recipe to make a sundae. Any ice cream can be turned into a Ice Cream Sundae.
Or, you can lay certain things on the table and your guests/family members can make their own sundae suiting their taste and preferences.
However, take care of certain things while making an Ice Cream Sundae…
firstly, keep the layers distinctive by putting things of contrasting colours.
If possible, decorate the glass with chocolate sauce or any other syrup.
Decorate the top with fresh fruits or a cherry or sprinklers or chocolate shavings etc with a wafer biscuit or munchini on the side.
So you see it is that easy to make but, but but …. but what?
And that is that you need to have a plan in your mind as to what all you will be putting in a particular sundae so that you can make the arrangements accordingly.
In our family, my sister in law, Vandana Gupta, is an expert in making sundaes and puddings.
She does the makeover of simple vanilla or chocolate ice cream by turning it into exotic super delicious sundae in no time.
Sharing some of her ideas of Ice Cream Sundae with you all…
Yes, this one is a healthy sundae as it is made by using ultra nutritious muesli.
Must be thinking I am crazy. But believe me, the crunchy muesli goes very well with ice cream.
2 tbsp Museli
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
1 scoop Chocolate Ice Cream / Butterscotch Ice Cream
1 tsp Biscuit crumbs
1 tsp Roasted and Crushed Peanuts
Chocolate sauce for decoration
Wafer Biscuit ( chocolate or vanilla )
- Put chocolate sauce on the walls of the glass from inside. Keep rotating the glass while doing so.
- Put 1 tbsp Muesli in the glass.
- On it put 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice cream, then crushed biscuits and some more muesli.
- On this put 1 scoop of Chocolate chip ice cream then crushed peanuts.
- Drizzle Chocolate sauce and serve.
Real soothing to eyes this sundae is ornamented with fruit cake, vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream and fruits.
1 Tbsp Fruit Cake/ Vanilla cake pieces
1 Tbsp Fruit Juice
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice cream
1 Scoop Tutti Frutti / Strawberry Ice cream
2 Tbsp Mixed Fresh fruits, chopped finely
1 tsp Confetti
1 tsp Strawberry Crush/ Rose Syrup
1 Wafer Biscuit
- Put Fruitcake/vanilla cake in the base of the glass.
- Moisten it by adding fruitcake.
- Put 1 scoop Vanilla ice cream.
- Add mixed fresh fruits.
- Put Strawberry or tutti-frutti ice cream.
- Decorate with confetti and Rose syrup.
- Slide a wafer biscuit on the side.
- Serve with love.
Use Raspberry jelly in place of fruitcake. In that case, omit fruit juice.
Can add raisins, cashews etc if have a liking for it.
Now, this sundae is for Mango lovers. Only and only mango flavours….starting with mango cake, then mango drink followed by mango pieces and mango ice cream.
1 Tbsp Mango cake pieces
1 Tbsp Mango drink
1/2 Cup Chopped Mango
1 Scoop Mango Ice cream
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice cream
1 tsp Mango coulis/ Mango jam
Put Mango Cake pieces in the glass.
Moisten it with mango drink like frooti or Maaza.
Put Mango Icecream.
Add mango pieces.
Put Vanilla Icecream.
Drizzle Mango coulis and some mango pieces.
Serve with pride.
In the absence of mango cake, take a vanilla cake and apply some mango coulis/jam on it.
To prepare mango coulis, cook mango puree with sugar ( as per taste ) for 7/8 min till slightly thick.
Can add few pieces of kiwi before mango pieces to give colour to your sundae.
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