How to Make a Dairy-Free Sundae

Making a dairy-free sundae can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be; you can add as many or as little toppings and sauces as you like, and you can even use more than one dairy-free ice cream. Before you make a dairy-free sundae, you have to decide what kind of sundae you want to make!

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    Classic Sundae

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    A classic sundae consists of vanilla ice cream, a dessert sauce, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. To make a dairy-free version of the classic sundae, you need:

    Place a scoop of the Dairy-Free Ice Cream in the bottom of a serving glass. Drizzle a generous amount of Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup on top of the ice cream. Dollop a scoop of Vegan Whipped Cream on top of the chocolate sauce, and top the sundae off with a maraschino cherry.

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    Banana Split

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    A banana split is prepared with a banana sliced in half lengthwise and then topped with three scoops of ice cream that are each topped with dessert sauces, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry. You need:

    • 1 banana, sliced in half lengthwise
    • 3 scoops of Dairy-Free Ice Cream, traditionally one scoop of vanilla, one of chocolate, and one of strawberry
    • Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup
    • Vegan Whipped Cream
    • A maraschino cherry to top off each sundae

    Place the banana halves in a sundae dish and top with the scoops of ice cream. Top with the Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup, then the Vegan Whipped Cream and maraschino cherries.

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    Brownie Sundae

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    The classic brownie sundae is perhaps the richest sundae of all; prepared with a large chocolate brownie that's topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, peanuts, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry, it's one of those treats that just screams decadence! To make yours dairy-free or vegan, you'll need:

    • A batch of one of these delicious Dairy-Free Brownies
    • A scoop (or two!) of vanilla Dairy-Free Ice Cream
    • Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup
    • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts for each sundae
    • Vegan Whipped Cream
    • One maraschino cherry for each sundae

    Begin by preparing the Dairy-Free Brownie recipe of your choice. Once cooled, place a large brownie on a dessert plate. Top with the ice cream, warmed chocolate syrup, peanuts, vegan whipped cream, and the cherry.

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    Caramel Sundae

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    A caramel sundae is pretty much the same thing as the classic sundae but uses caramel sauce instead of chocolate sauce. To make yours dairy-free and vegan, you need:

    Place a scoop of the vanilla Dairy-Free Ice Cream in the bottom of a serving glass. Drizzle a generous amount of Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce on top of the ice cream. Dollop a scoop of Vegan Whipped Cream on top of the caramel sauce, and then top the sundae off with a maraschino cherry.

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    Turtle Sundae

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    A turtle sundae is a combination of a classic sundae and a caramel sundae with the addition of pecans. To make a dairy-free turtle sundae, you need:

    • Vanilla Dairy-Free Ice Cream
    • Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce, warmed
    • Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup, warmed
    • About 1/4 cup toasted pecans for each sundae

    Place 1 or 2 scoops of the vanilla Dairy-Free Ice Cream in the bottom of a serving dish. Top with the warmed syrups and pecans.