It’s hot and there’s nothing more soothing than a frosty bowl of ice cream.
These days you can go out to any number of artisan ice cream shops to pay $5-$6 for a scoop of some special flavor or you can actually just stay at home and make a pretty tasty sundae with basic, but delicious, ingredients!
The key to a good ice cream sundae, in my opinion, is different textures. That why this Sugar Cookie Sundae
is so good. It has a rich ice cream base, crunchy Pillsbury sugar cookies, a sweet strawberry sauce, and a smooth homemade whipped cream. How could you say no to that?
You probably won’t need a whole sleeve of Pillsbury sugar cookies to make sundaes.
About 1-2 crumbled cookies per sundae is more than enough. I do recommend making a few extra though, just because you’ll find yourself sneaking them.
The strawberry sauce is about as easy as homemade sauces get. Just add all the ingredients to a medium pot over medium-low heat until it’s simmering. Simmer the sauce just a minute or two and then kill the heat once the strawberries start to break down.
I like to lightly mash the strawberries as they cool and thicken, but you want them mostly whole in the final syrup.
The whipped cream also couldn’t be easier. Just stir together the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla in a chilled metal bowl and whisk it like crazy until it forms stiff peaks. You might think that homemade whipped cream isn’t worth it, but I can’t get enough of the stuff.
Once you make it a few times, you get really good at it. I can make a batch in under a minute. No joke. I’ve timed myself.
When the cookies are out of the oven and cool, crumble them into big pieces and set them out with the syrup and whipped cream so people can make their own sundaes!
This is a really good mix of toppings for a sundae. It’s hard not to like this.
Add some ice cream to a bowl, top with strawberry syrup, some crumbled cookies, and a good dollop of whipped cream. Eat it up before it melts!
Nick did not eat this whole thing by himself because he values his arteries and it's more fun to share. Be sure to check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.