July is National Ice Cream Month and July 18 is designated National Ice Cream Day. Try this easy recipe for ice cream sundaes, courtesy of Pat and Gina Neely.
Recipe Courtesy The Neelys
Yields 4 servings
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 pints vanilla ice cream
- 6 crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (recommended: Oreo)
- 6 crushed chocolate chip cookies
- 6 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 1/4 cups chopped pecans
Caramel sauce: Heat the sugar in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes. It will slowly turn golden brown. Carefully whisk in the whipping cream. Add butter and vanilla extract and cook for 1 more minute. Can be stored up to 2 weeks, if covered tightly and refrigerated.
Scoop ice cream into 4 ice cream sundae bowls. Top with the crushed cookies, chocolate chips, chopped pecans and caramel sauce.