Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sundae Party On A Thursday

Josh and I threw a Make-Your-Own Sundae Party last Thursday night, because let's face it, a Sundae Party on a Sunday is flat out redundant and annoying.

We invited some great friends over and went all out on the ice cream and toppings.

I downloaded some cute ice cream parlor labels from EatDrinkChic and set up three stations.

Step 1: Choose your vessel/vessels

Sugar cone or waffle bowl...

chocolate chip sandwich cookies...

bananas for banana splits...

and/or a bowl (not pictured b/c bowls are pretty boring to look at).

Step 2: Choose your ice cream/ice creams (all homemade)

Fleur De Sel Valrhona (aka fancy salted chocolate)...

Four Barrel Baramundi Coffee...

and/or my personal favorite (in fact maybe my favorite ice cream I have ever made) Cereal Milk. 

Which tastes pretty much like it sounds, the ice cream form of the milk you get after you finish your cereal. You know what I am talking about right? If you don't, you need to have a bowl of Golden Grahams right now and, when all the cereal is gone, drink the milk down to the last dregs. It is quite magical.

Step 3: Choose your toppings

Homemade Marshmallow Hot Fudge...

not-homemade caramel...

candied cereal for the Cereal Milk...

and/or rainbow sprinkles of course.

Plus a cherry for on top!

People came up with some pretty creative and delicious combos, see evidence below...

My favorite combos were the Cereal Milk with the candied cereal and caramel on top in a cone and the Fleur De Sel Valrhona with fudge and sprinkles on top mounded on top of a chocolate chip cookie. You really couldn't go wrong though!

I will leave you with some recipes, but before I do, I would like to highly recommend having your own Sundae Party this summer, it was so fun and delicioso! Just make sure you invite some fabulous friends and don't have it on a Sunday, unless of course you want to become the next Sandra Lee.

Fleur De Sel Valrhona:
Use this recipe and omit the mix-ins. Use Valrhona cocoa powder and add fleur de sel to your salty desire right after you mix the costard into the cream.

Four Barrel Baramundi Coffee:
Use this recipe using Four Barrel Baramundi beans. I also added a shot of brewed coffee to the mixture this time around.

Cereal Milk:
Follow this recipe to the T. This ice cream requires a little more work than most, but it is sooo worth it.

Marshmallow Hot Fudge:
See David Lebovitz Perfect Scoop.

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