Strawberry Sundae

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This strawberry sundae recipe has just what you need to quell that frozen dessert craving. The homemade syrup is made in less time than it takes to head to the store and return with a premade, less delicious version. Topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings, it’s the best combination of flavors for your sweet tooth. Have we caught your attention yet?

2 strawberry sundaes in dessert bowls, chocolate pieces and strawberries on the side.

Strawberry Sundae Origin

Ithaca, New York is the birthplace of the cherry sundae and is named after the day it was created in 1892. Drizzled with cherry syrup and topped with candied cherries, it shot up in popularity quickly. While our recipe’s shining star is the strawberry rather than the cherry, it is just as tasty.

2 strawberry sundaes in dessert bowls, strawberries on the side.

Strawberry Sundae Tips

You’ll need 2 cups of strawberries to make the syrup, along with a few left over for topping purposes. A fine mesh strainer works best for the last step of syrup creation; however, if you don’t own one, never fear! You can also use cheese cloth. Of course, if you need to make this dessert in a pinch and you have strawberry syrup on hand, feel free to skip this step, but there is nothing quite like the homemade version!

2 strawberry sundaes in dessert bowls, chocolate pieces and strawberries on the side.

Leftover syrup should be refrigerated for later enjoyment. You can use it chilled or heat it back up on the stove to your desired temperature and use it for a variety of other treats including cheesecake, waffles, fruity milk and even another strawberry sundae! You can duplicate this recipe to share with family and friends at a party or enjoy it alone from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Is the ice cream sundae your new favorite homemade dessert? Let us know in the comments if you enjoyed the recipe!

2 strawberry sundaes in dessert bowls, strawberries on the side.

Strawberry Sundae

Joss D
This strawberry sundae recipe with fresh strawberries, chocolate shavings and whipped cream has just what you need to quell that frozen dessert craving.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 603 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Strawberry Syrup:

  • 2 cups strawberries - cleaned, hulled and chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Sundae:

  • 3 scoops vanilla ice-cream
  • 3 strawberries - chopped
  • ½ tbsp. dark chocolate - shaved
  • Whipped cream - to serve

Instructions
 

Strawberry Syrup:

  • Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid reduces a little, about 15 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer to remove the strawberries.
  • Let the sauce cool down.

To Assemble:

  • Pour 1 tbsp. strawberry syrup in the bottom of a dessert bowl.
  • Add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of strawberry syrup.
  • Add 2 more scoops of ice cream.
  • Top with the whipped cream, strawberries, dark chocolate and a bit more strawberry syrup.
  • Serve immediately! Refrigerate leftover strawberry syrup.

Equipment

Saucepan

Nutrition

Calories: 603kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 8gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 613mgFiber: 4gSugar: 79gVitamin A: 849IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 276mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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