July is National Ice Cream Month, which means there is no better time to dig into a giant, delicious ice cream sundae. Let's be honest — I typically don't need any sort of reasonable justification to dominate a big bowl of ice cream. But, it is still nice to have the excuse of celebrating something.
Is there anything better than a huge, loaded ice cream sundae? Probably not. It's the perfect treat for a hot summer day — but that won't stop me from eating it in winter too. Pass the sprinkles, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup. Really, the more chocolate the better, in my opinion.
If I could survive on just ice cream alone, I don't think I would have a problem with it. But, apparently it's important that I worry about a "balanced diet," nutrition, and all of that other nonsense.
However, this is the month that I can forget all of that stuff and just treat myself to one of my favorite desserts. So, I've rounded up some delicious ice cream sundaes that are sure to help you celebrate National Ice Cream Month the right way. Put on your stretchy pants, grab a spoon, and get ready to dig in!
1. Grilled Banana Ice Cream Sundae
I never would've thought to throw a banana on the grill, but now these cinnamon-sugar crusted grilled bananas have my mouth watering. Throw in some strawberries, sprinkles, and chocolate syrup, and this Grilled Banana Sundae is the perfect treat!
2. Roasted Peaches and Shortbread Ice Cream Sundae
There's nothing like the sweet flavor of a delicious, juicy peach. This Roasted Peaches and Shortbread Ice Cream Sundae has syrupy, cinnamon-sugar coated roasted peaches and buttery shortbread crumbles on top of a few scoops of refreshing vanilla bean ice cream. This recipe takes your sundae to the next level. Plus, it has fruit — so it's healthy, right?
3. S'mores Ice Cream Sundae
Ice cream and s'mores are two of my favorite summertime treats. So, combining them is just pure magic. With your favorite s'mores toppings on top of homemade honey cinnamon ice cream, this S'mores Ice Cream Sundae perfectly translates your campfire favorite into a bowl of cool deliciousness.
4. Fruity Pebble Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae
Homemade strawberry ice cream is refreshing and delicious all on its own. Mix in some of your favorite childhood cereals, and you get pure magic. This Fruity Pebble Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae will take you right back to your childhood. Plus, the bright, whimsical colors are an extra fun touch!
5. Bruléed Twinkie Ice Cream Sundae
Just when you thought you'd never eat another Twinkie again, this Bruléed Twinkie Sundae arrives and proves that dreams do come true. If you can get your hands on the elusive dessert snack, this sundae perfectly incorporates them with coconut milk, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles!
6. Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae
It's not all about tons of syrup and sprinkles. This Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae provides a refreshing twist, with loads of balsamic roasted peaches, plums, and cherries over vanilla ice cream. You can even top your sundae with toasted almonds or granola for a little crunch!
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