You have eaten well all week: avoided sugar, drunk sludgy odd-coloured smoothies for breakfast, lunched on salads and even cut back on the booze; but it’s Sunday night and you are just hankering for something sweet. There’s a packet of Tim Tams in the cupboard, but you know that if you open it you will probably eat the whole thing and still not be satisfied. You want decadence dammit!
This recipe is for you. Calling it a recipe is a bit hyperbolic. I guess this is more foodspiration but I’m popping it here because when I first posted images of my creations to Instagram people went wild. So introducing…
Super Satisfaction Ice Cream Sundae
So named because, if you get the proportions right, at the end of this sundae you will feel
mildy ill totally satisfied. That sweet sweet itch will have been scratched. Well and truly.
You will need:
A large tumbler
A long spoon
Vanilla Ice Cream, or you can use flavoured but vanilla is a safeguard against flavour clashes
One topping or syrup, for example:
Caramel Top and Fill
Nutella or peanut butter (warmed slightly in the microwave to drizzling consistency)
Berries blitzed in a blender with a touch of sweetener
Or, if you’ve planned ahead use a purpose-built ice cream topping.
A handful of crunchy/chewy bits, make sure you have two different ones. For example:
Chopped up Tim Tams
Chopped, roasted nuts
Leftover assorted chocolates (because you have already eaten all your faves)
Berries or fruit- OK, not crunchy and a little healthy for a Satisfaction Sundae but a little burst of freshness is nice.
Chopped up lollies
Chopped up turkish delight
Leftover cake crumbs
….. you get the picture.
Now to layer.
Alternate topping and crunchy bits with ice cream. I like to use different crunchy bits in different layers. Finish with a mound of ice cream, a drizzle of topping and a scatter of crunchy bit crumbs.
Today’s creation involved Yarra Valley Chocolaterie Dark Chocolate and Orange boozy topping, coconut creme Tim Tams, raspberry dark chocolate Tim Tams, and walnuts.
What are you going to put in your Super Satisfaction Sundae?