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Dec 12 2011

Seasons Eatings Peppermint Sundae

Continuing my seasons eatings recipes this week I’m sharing a fun way to use candy canes!

 

 

 

 

 

What You Need

2 Pints vanilla ice cream (softened)

1/2 Cup candy canes (crushed)

1 Cup heavy cream

1/4 Cup light corn syrup*

12 oz. Semisweet chocolate ( finely chopped)

Large Bowl

Cling wrap or lid for bowl

Saucepan

Lets Make It! Put the ice cream in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of candy cane and then sprinkle the rest all over the ice cream. Blend ice cream and candy together using a large spoon, mix ice cream and candy until candy is well incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

In a saucepan over medium high heat combine cream and corn syrup and bring to a boil , stir often to blend evenly. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate. Stir until chocolate has melted and sauce is smooth.

3. Divide ice cream among 6 dessert dishes. Top with hot fudge sauce. Sprinkle each portion with reserved crushed candy and serve immediately.

* Katies Tid Bits how to make a Substitute for Corn Syrup

What you need:

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup water

1/4 tsp. cream of tarter

dash of salt

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 3-5 minutes ( to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan) Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often.

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19 comments

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  1. Ms. A

    Chocolate and peppermint, what a great combination!

  2. small Kucing

    Sounds good to me

  3. andrea cammarata

    this gets the YUMMY in my TUMMY rating : ) and they are sooooooo cute! isn’t it amazing what a little bit of red and white candy cane can do to make something pop! thanks for sharing…hugs…

  4. Pam@over50feeling40

    Yum….I have actually taken a version of this and put it into a cookie pie crust (chocolate wafers!) and made an ice cream pie for Christmas dessert. Texas may be one of the only places where we love ice cream desserts for the holidays!! I also, roll peppermint ice cream in coconut to make SNOWBALLS and then cover them with a homemade chocolate syrup….YUM!!!

  5. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Because there is always a ton of leftover candy canes!

  6. Mina

    YUM! I love candy canes and of course, chocolate. What a delicious idea! Have a beautiful holiday season.

  7. Odie Langley

    As much as I love peppermint this has to be good. Will try it soon. Have a wonderful week my friend and hope you doing great.
    Hugs,
    Odie

  8. Leah

    What a refreshing use of candy canes for a nice holiday treat! Humm…now I have a craving for ice cream… Big Hugs

  9. Jessica @ Cajunlicious

    Yum, sounds and looks so amazing!

  10. Jodi Hall

    yum yum and more yum! :P

  11. annie

    It’s wonderful to have a substitute for corn syrup. Thanks!!

  12. Deborah

    I could go for one of those right now!

  13. Anita @ Cedar Hill

    Oh that looks so delicious!!

  14. Christine

    This looks so yummy!…Christine

  15. Jessie @ A Cozy Cottage in the City

    OMG, Katherine!!! That looks really yummy!!! I have been craving some peppermint this holiday season and I am determined to make something yummy like that!!! :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Hugs,
    Jessie

  16. Jacque

    Oh, I should have known better than to check your blog while I’m working! LOL Now I just want to head to the kitchen and make one of these treats!
    Thanks for the corn syrup recipe – that’s a great thing to have on file for emergencies!

  17. Katherine

    Yummy!!!!

    Vanessa

  18. clarice

    Delish, just the kind of thing my girls would love. Thank you for sharing. Clarice

  19. DM

    I love this recipe. I bet it’s delicous.

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