Throw a birthday celebration sundae style
(NC)—May and June are popular months for celebrating birthdays and parents and grandparents are always looking for new ways to make the honoree’s special day a memorable one. So why not put a twist on the traditional with sundaes modeled after kid food favourites? Yes, that’s right—turn mealtime favourites like tasty tacos and mini pizzas into a sweet dessert sundae with these tips from the sundae specialist, Smucker’s.
Thin Crust Mini Pizza Sundaes (pictured above)
Kids can get creative with this do-it-yourself dessert:
3 tbsp (45mL) Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Strawberry Flavoured Syrup
1 tbsp (15mL) Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Chocolate Flavoured Syrup
8 pancakes 4”/10cm each
1 1/2 cups (375mL) vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup (50mL) shredded coconut, toasted
Assorted candies and licorice for decorating
Simply combine syrups in small bowl and then spread evenly on pancakes. Next, top with a layer of ice cream and garnish with coconut, assorted candies and licorice. Makes eight pizza sundaes.
The Taco Sundae
1/2 cup (125mL) chopped strawberries
2 tbsp (30mL) Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Strawberry Flavoured Syrup
1 1/2 cups (375mL) chocolate ice cream
8 store bought crêpes cut into 4.5”/11cm rounds
8 chocolate sandwich cookies (13g each) finely chopped
1/2 cup (125mL) whipped cream
1/4 cup (50mL) Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Chocolate, Strawberry or Caramel Flavoured Syrup
2 tbsp (30mL) shredded coconut, toasted
First combine strawberries and strawberry flavoured syrup and then set aside. Place three mini scoops (about 1 tbsp/15mL each) of ice cream down the centre of each crepe. Next, fold crêpe around ice cream to resemble a taco shell. Top with cookie crumbs, syrup, whipped cream and strawberry mixture. Serve with additional syrups for dipping. This recipe makes eight delicious sundaes.
Next: Mini Ice Cream Sliders
Mini Ice Cream Sliders
1 cup (250mL) chocolate ice cream
8 mini cinnamon donuts (15g/0.5oz each), sliced in half
1/4 cup (50mL) Smucker’s Sundae Syrup Strawberry Flavoured Syrup
2 strawberries, thinly sliced
2 tbsp (30mL) whipped cream
Sliced kiwi for garnish, optional
First divide ice cream into eight patties and freeze if necessary. To assemble, place the bottom half of a donut cut side up on a surface. Top with ice cream patty, strawberry slices, whipped cream and syrup. Then top with remaining donut half and place kiwi on a toothpick and place in the donut top. Preparation time is just 10 minutes and the recipe makes eight sliders.
Tip: To make ‘fried onions’, toast sweetened, shredded coconut in a 350°F (180°C) for 8-10 minutes, stirring once. Let cool.
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