+

Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
1 sundae, with extra sauce Easy
Total: Active:
0 Ratings 

Ingredients (13)

For the sauce:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

For the sundae:

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (or 1 scoop vanilla, 1 scoop chocolate)
  • 1/2 a ripe banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lightly toasted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons butterscotch sauce, above
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae

A rich homemade butterscotch sauce (adapted from Saveur) makes this ice cream sundae something special. Scatter with sliced banana and pistachios, for texture and flavor.

Instructions

To make the butterscotch sauce:
  1. 1Heat the butter, corn syrup, and 1⁄4 cup of water in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter has melted.
  2. 2Stir in the granulated sugar and the brown sugar and scrape down sides of pan with a rubber spatula. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat (don’t stir at this point). Cook until the mixture is light brown and a candy thermometer inserted in sauce reads 245°F, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. 3Remove from the heat. Carefully pour in the heavy cream, rum, vanilla extract, salt, and lemon juice. Stir to mix well. Cool to room temperature before using.

To assemble the sundae:

  1. 1Place the 2 scoops of ice cream in a bowl.
  2. 2Scatter over the banana slices and pistachios, drizzle with the butterscotch sauce, and serve.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

The Best of Pumpkins: Why They're the Ultimate Fall Fruit
Guides

The Best of Pumpkins: Why They're the Ultimate Fall Fruit

by Jen Wheeler | It's fall, which means its time to pay tribute to that iconic mascot of the season. As a food, as...

13 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall
Recipe Round-Ups

13 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall

by Chowhound Editors | There are so many things to love about autumn rolling around again, especially apple season. Make...

9 Fall Salads That Put a Fresh Spin on Autumn Produce
Recipe Round-Ups

9 Fall Salads That Put a Fresh Spin on Autumn Produce

by Pamela Vachon | These healthy fall salad recipes will keep you eating well all autumn, and cast your favorite fall...