Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Sundaes by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Crunchy caramel popcorn, creamy cold ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, however you layer it up, this ice cream sundae left me speechless. One taste was all it took to make a Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream believer out of me. I made a sundae on a whim late one night right after I made Salted Caramel Popcorn for the first time. I loved the sundae piled with all the fixings and then I realized that chocolate covered popcorn would make it even better. Sure enough, I was right.

This simple vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate covered caramel corn was my favorite combination of all. I hadn't planned to share this popcorn topped ice cream as a new recipe, but seriously, the combination is phenomenal! It practically begged to be shared. This is my newest favorite dessert!

At least once in your life, you need to try this. I was a skeptic. I can't deny it. I've seen caramel popcorn ice cream sundaes on restaurant menus for the past couple years and they've never tempted me. Then, my friend Rebecca made one and I drooled. I looked around and saw caramel corn sundaes here and here and here as well. Then I discovered that Harry & David includes caramel popcorn in their ice cream sundae kit. Surely all these people couldn't be wrong. And really? If people will buy it in a kit, isn't homemade always better?

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae
Yield: 1 serving, multiply as desired

2 tablespoons chocolate chips
1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Optional: hot fudge, caramel sauce, whipped topping

Warm the chocolate chips in a small glass dish in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at 50% power. Stir until smooth. Place the popcorn in a single layer on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on a plate. Drizzle with the melted chocolate. Place in the refrigerator until firm, at least 20-30 minutes.

Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and then pile the toppings over it. Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Sundaes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. This is not what I needed to see, since I've just started going to the gym!