I closely associate happiness with ice cream. Win a t-ball game? Get a waffle cone. Lose a t-ball game? Get a waffle cone.
When I passed my swim test at 9 years old, letting me venture into the deep end, I got an ice cream bar. When my dad and I played hooky from school/work, we ate ice cream. Summers meant drippy cones and popsicles. Breakups, bad test results, rainy days…ice cream.
(And at 25 weeks pregnant, ice cream has become a nightly ritual. WHAT? Baby needs calcium!)
Over the years, I believe I have perfected the absolute best recipe for a sundae, and while it’s not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, it is the most delicious.
Step 1: At least three scoops of ice cream. Healthy? No. But you’re probably sweating off a billion calories in a summer day, anyway, right?* For this example, I used Edy’s SlowChurned Caramel Delight.
Step 2: Drizzle a bit of warm peanut butter over the scoops. (I sometimes thin mine out with a touch of water or some of the oil from my natural peanut butter jar.)
Step 3: Add some jimmies, or if you’re not from New England, some sprinkles. I always prefer the rainbow, but whatever you like is cool with me.
Step 4: Copious amounts of whipped cream. I like the truly trashy stuff out of a can.
Step 5: Sprinkle peanuts over the top.
Step 6: Find a comically large spoon and eat. Do not share.
Healthy living this is not. But sundaes are meant to be memorable, so when I eat them, I go big. Ideally, I’d fit all of this into a waffle cone, but the sheer structure needed to build this monstrosity just doesn’t make it possible.
*Obviously not based on true nutritional data. Sorry.
If you need more incentive to try this or your own recipe, know that Edy’s is good people. Through its “A Reason to Smile” program, Slow Churned is donating $5 to Operation Smile for every ice cream smile captured in a photo and uploaded it its Facebook page. The goal is to give away more than 25,000 scoops by the end of the summer and to gift 500 surgeries/smiles to children in need.
Edy’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream is churned slowly for all the rich & creamy taste of regular ice cream, but with half the fat and one-third fewer calories. Now that’s a reason to smile. Give a smile with Operation Smile: http://www.facebook.com/EdysIceCream
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nestle via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nestle.