Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae with Home-Made Caramel Sauce

Total Time:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Home-Made Caramel Sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 or 3 different flavored pints ice cream
  • Some or all of the topping suggestions: chopped up Heath bar, toasted hazelnuts, chocolate chips, fresh coconut wedges, fresh raspberries, mini bananas, mint, fresh raspberries, penny candy, etc
Directions
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add water and sugar. Stir occasionally for approximately 5 minutes, or until sugar melts and turns a golden brown. (Keep a watchful eye on sugar because it will go from being golden brown to burning in about 1 minute).

  • Immediately remove from heat and whisk in cream* see Note. Stir constantly until smooth. At this point, caramel sauce will be very thin. After it cools, it will thicken to the consistency of, well...caramel sauce.

  • *Note: when adding and stirring cream, wear an oven mitt on your stirring hand. The heat of the sugar will cause a tremendous amount of scalding steam when it comes into contact with the cream.

  • To serve, set out ice cream along with caramel sauce and other toppings. Let guests build their own sundaes.


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