Watch Cooking Channel

Make Your Vanilla Ice Cream Pop with Striking Sauces

Rich Vanilla Ice Cream Just Waiting to Get Sauced

I can’t think of a better-suited end to a slow summer meal than an eye-popping ice cream sundae. Like summer itself, the best ice cream sundaes are about wild contrasts of taste, texture, temperature and flavor.

Voluptuous vanilla bean — full and round. When it melts and relaxes on your palate it reveals notes of honey, jasmine, leather, smoke, and cream into your nose. There is nothing more full-flavored, full-bodied than a well-made vanilla ice cream. Vanilla has its own personality, and, like people, is at its best when paired with something that complements, highlights and occasionally pushes its limits.

Buy or make your favorite vanilla ice cream, then assemble these easy sauces for a dessert that really pops.

Plum Skin Sauce
A neon pink and puckery plum skin sauce is the perfect accessory; one bite of the two strikingly dissimilar flavor profiles makes all the flavors pop.

 

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 plums

for serving
vanilla ice cream

Combine sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan over medium heat. Run a pairing knife around one of the plums as if you were skinning an apple. Put plum skins into lemon mixture, eat or reserve the flesh of the plum. Cut the other two plums into large chunks with the skins on and add to the sauce in the pan. Bring to a boil and cook just until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.

Put in a blender and carefully puree the mixture. Force through a fine mesh sieve if you want.

Hot Honey Butterscotch Sauce
Vanilla ice cream is soft and round, chilled out. It pops when coated with crunchy, percussive corn flakes and frenetic, hot honey butterscotch.

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup honey
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
a good pinch of fine sea salt
1-2 TBS red pepper flakes (or to taste)

for serving
vanilla ice cream
crushed cornflakes

Combine the sugar and honey in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is melted. Then cook without stirring, swirling the pan occasionally. The mixture will become foamy at first, then the bubbles will turn to huge glassine spheres and subside into smaller shiny bubbles. At this point, the sugar will begin to brown rather quickly. Use a heatproof rubber spatula to stir the caramel. Allow it to bubble for a moment longer and then remove from heat.

Carefully drizzle the cream into the caramel, stirring until completely dissolved. Add the red pepper flakes and stir. Add the butter pieces and stir until melted and smooth. Allow the pepper flakes to steep for an hour (up to overnight). Pour through a fine mesh sieve. Serve warm or cool.

I love this sauce on fried ice cream. Instead of actually frying the ice cream, just roll the scoops of ice cream it in crushed cornflakes and refreeze. You can do it about an hour before serving. It adds another layer to the dish.

Smoked Sea Salt Fudge
Vanilla is humble, shy, wanting to be adored. Extra bitter hot fudge with smoked sea salt topped with almonds makes a tin roof sundae that heats up the night as the grill cools down.

1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

for serving
vanilla ice cream

Combine the water, sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and add the cocoa powder, whisking until smooth. Add the chocolate and let sit for three minutes. Whisk until smooth and glossy. Add smoked salts. You could even add a bit more salt on top of the sundae for crunch.

Which sauce would you pick for your sundae?

Jeni Britton Bauer has created ice creams for more than 15 years and opened her first ice cream shop, Scream, in 1996. Seeking a change, Jeni founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002 with the help of her business partner and husband Charly. Her cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, is a New York Times best-selling cookbook has been dubbed “the homemade-ice cream-making Bible” by The Wall Street Journal. When Jeni isn’t developing new flavors, she devotes time to Local Matters, as well as reading, painting at her kitchen table, sewing, drinking wine, cooking, and making big messes with her husband and two children at their home in Columbus.

Tags:

Comments (4727)

  1. darmowa strona z randkami posted 11/15/2012

    Woman of Alien…

    Perfect function you have completed, this web site is de facto neat with great data. Time is God’s means of trying to keep almost everything from happening at once….

  2. repair posted 11/15/2012

    fantastic submit…

    One many additional challenge will likely be when you’re about the particular situation the actual placement everyone wouldn’t require a fantastic cosigner you should genuinely ought to be able to endeavor kid exhaust all your financial service choic…

  3. super randka posted 11/16/2012

    Thorn of Girl…

    Superb information and facts can be found on this web website….

  4. rewelacyjny portla randkowy posted 11/16/2012

    Souls in the Waves…

    Excellent Early morning, I just stopped in to visit your internet site and thought I would say I enjoyed myself….

  5. umow sie na randke posted 11/16/2012

    Souls in the Waves…

    Very good Early morning, I just stopped in to go to your website and considered I would say I experienced myself….

  6. umow sie na randke posted 11/16/2012

    The Silent Shard…

    This tends to possibly be really beneficial for a few of one’s jobs I intend to will not only with my website but…

  7. secrets revealed posted 11/19/2012

    Souls in the Waves…

    Great Early morning, I just stopped in to visit your web site and imagined I would say I loved myself….

  8. josef posted 11/19/2012

    To get started incomes cash with your blog, to begin with use Google Adsense but by way of as your traffic increases, hold adding quantity of money making programs in your site.
    sacramento home inspector

  9. relating to Bing posted 11/20/2012

    fantastic current…

    Excellent issues from you might, sweetheart. I have consider any component before in addition to you’re just really remarkable. Document truly want those individuals items you may have obtained the going following, certainly desire people products you…

  10. study this offered here posted 11/21/2012

    amazing piece related to writing…

    Enjoyed analyzing which will, very weight reduction plan, appreciate that will. “Talk sense for a lot of fool additionally they calls an individual irrational. in via Euripides….

  11. Audric posted 11/22/2012

    Idea…

    Pls spend your time to read the blog….

  12. Macho Camacho posted 11/23/2012

    excellent online web website…

    Good day particularly amazing site!! Man.. Gorgeous.. Superb.. I will look at a blog along with undertake often the real rss or atom rss or atom feeds also …I feel pleased to identify considerably associated through the use of useful knowledge within p…

  13. This specific person posted 11/24/2012

    1st plan guide…

    Simply wanna tell that’s invaluable, Thank a powerful individual if contemplating taking your time and effort to publish such….

  14. Cory Doro posted 11/25/2012

    Third Flower…

    My spouse and i have been now delighted that Albert could execute his scientific tests as a result of the concepts he had through your web content. It really is once in a while perplexing to simply always be giving away methods which a lot of people mi…

  15. vegetables and grains posted 11/27/2012

    The Absent Game…

    In between me and my husband we’ve owned extra MP3 gamers through the years than I can count, together with Sansas, iRivers, iPods (typical & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of gamers….

  16. sofy rozkładane posted 11/28/2012

    OK…

    There are definitely plenty of particulars like that to take into consideration. That may be a great point to convey up. I offer the ideas above as normal inspiration however clearly there are questions just like the one you convey up the place an impo…

  17. Payday Loans posted 11/29/2012

    Payday Loans…

    Fantastic post Thank You!…

  18. Bari posted 11/30/2012

    Good…

    Enjoy the blog in your spare time….

  19. Alvera Frantz posted 11/30/2012

    Wonderful Website post…

    I pretty a lot couldn’t leave an online site just when recommending which men truly enjoyed a definite information person provide about these potential prospects? Is thinking regarding being once frequently that you ought to check upwards upon current…

  20. top criminal lawyers Tempe posted 12/01/2012

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  21. Explore Talent Blogs posted 12/01/2012

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  22. seo powersuite posted 12/01/2012

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  23. medicaid nursing home posted 12/02/2012

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  24. writing survey questions posted 12/02/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  25. Audric posted 12/05/2012

    Great idea…

    If I were you, I do like the page….

  26. Payday Loans posted 12/07/2012

    Payday Loans…

    Fantastic blog post thanks…

  27. best stocks to buy posted 12/10/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  28. skills required will be the same.relocationafter post…

    entries have been made the offense must still have movement. post passers from the wing should either relocate along the three-point line (usually in the corner) or cut to the rim. relocating on the perimeter will make the on-ball defender make…

  29. online colleges posted 12/13/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  30. alkyl nitrates posted 12/14/2012

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  31. engine optimisation” (seo). what is the best…

    blogging service to get you high search engine ranking, people ask. and they get answers…! you’ll find plenty of people saying that wordpress is best because it has so many useful seo plugins. others will tell you that blogger is bound…

  32. Buy bachelors degree posted 12/16/2012

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  33. girl friday mystery shoppers posted 12/20/2012

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  34. krav maga posted 12/21/2012

    you’re using your articles on your website…

    and article marketing campaign. to ensure that they’ll rank higher on search page results, write them based on the algorithms of major search engines. make use of keywords and latent semantic indexing technique. avoid using too many keywords as this w…

  35. PPI Claims posted 12/24/2012

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  36. Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  37. asphalt shingle roofing posted 12/25/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  38. Skycig reviews posted 12/25/2012

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  39. coq10 posted 12/25/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  40. amyl nitrate posted 12/25/2012

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  41. Best ecigs posted 12/26/2012

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  42. sydney video production posted 12/26/2012

    it’s something that everyone on the web…

    will tell you over and over but content is king. if you want to make your church site great have great content.building great content starts from knowing your audience. if you talk to any successful author they’ll tell you that the…

  43. the best blog software you have heard…

    thus far. you may take it into consideration that it is not easy to land into the right blog software in an instant.because your blog is set up to drive traffic to your site, jot down contents interrelated to your business….

  44. search engine company posted 12/26/2012

    difficult, whether it is about writing the…

    content you intend to publish on your website, or about writing the articles for publishing on article directories. you will learn how to properly position long tail keywords you are competing for, in an unobtrusive manner, and how to continuously writ…

  45. paving bricks for sale posted 12/27/2012

    Healing’s Dragon…

    to uncover concerns to further improve my website!I suppose its okay to help make utilization of a handful of of your ideas!!…

  46. Gaye posted 12/28/2012

    Oppion…

    Invite you to read the articles in the blog….

  47. Airline Credit Cards posted 12/28/2012

    Souls in the Waves…

    Superior Morning, I just stopped in to visit your site and imagined I would say I loved myself….

  48. picking pimples posted 12/29/2012

    improve, and someday you may just be…

    the most famous blogger of all! blogging has become a very popular hobby – but did you know that you can also make money from a blog? what was once a world of merely online journals has turned into a career…

  49. teacher job in Vietnam posted 01/01/2013

    a company to write for. original content…

    is the lifeblood of websites looking to rank well in google, yahoo, and bing’s search results. this is why reputable employers of online writers are willing to pay and pay well for original content.every single time a new original article is…

  50. stop smoking aids posted 01/02/2013

    Tumblr article…

    I saw a writer talking about this on Tumblr and it linked to…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c