Summer Sundaes

Dessert,Recipes,Seasonal Foods
August 1, 2006

Dreamy sundaes full of bold new flavors

Mark Boughton

Here are six sophisticated sundaes, all dressed up and ready to go. The key is in contrasting flavors and textures—creamy sweet ice cream with crunchy cookies, tangy, fruity sorbet, and juicy ripe berries all topped off with a drizzle of intoxicating liqueur. With all that, who needs whipped cream?

What you do need is an adequate spoon to get to the last drop. In general, sundaes are only as good as their ingredients, so be sure to get good cookies, ripe fruit, and good quality ice creams and sorbets. For assembling, ½ cup ice cream, ½ cup sorbet, 1/3 cup fruit, a couple tablespoons of crumbled cookies and a tablespoon of liqueur per sundae worked for us.

By Crescent Dragonwagon, a writer in Saxtons River, Vt.



Nutella and Frangelico Sundae

A cool chocolate sorbet balances the richness of hazelnut spread topping


Bahama Breeze Sundae

This sundae boasts a taste of the tropics—a pleasant change from hot fudge.


U.S. Mint Sundae

Chocolate cookies and candy top mint ice cream for a quick sundae.


Lemon Heaven Sundae

Can't get enough lemon? This grown-up sundae's for you.


Mocha Magic Sundae

Use a glass or clear bowl to show off this sundae's pretty layers.


Berries and Cream Parfait

Berries, ginger wafers and orange liqueur dress up strawberry ice cream.


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