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Presidential Brownie Sundaes

Presidential Brownie Sundaes

Makes 2 Sundaes

For Sundae:

  • 6 small squares of chocolate brownies
  • 1/4 cup warm bittersweet chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, salted pecans
  • 6 fresh bing cherries with stem attached

For Chocolate Brownies:

Hot Cocoa Sundae

Yields Four Sundaes

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 8 scoops (about 1/3 cup each) mint chocolate chip or chocolate chip ice cream (about 1/2 pints, total)


  1. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, mix cocoa powder and sugar.

Very Strawberry Banana Split

Very Strawberry Banana Split

Yield 1 Sundae

  • 1 ripe banana, split in half lengthwise
  • 3 scoops (1/3 cup each) California strawberry ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • 4 or 5 fresh strawberries, sliced


Place banana halves in dish. Place ice cream scoops in a row. Top with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

The Golden State Banana Split

The Golden State Banana Split

Yield 1 Sundae

  • 1 ripe banana, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 scoop (1/3 cup) California Rocky Road ice cream
  • 1 scoop (1/3 cup) California vanilla
  • 1 scoop (1/3 cup) California strawberry ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate sauce
  • 2 teaspoons caramel sauce
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry sauce
  • Whipped cream

Southern California Surfer Split Sundae

Southern California Surfer Split Sundae

Yield 1 Sundae

  • 1/4 cup blueberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup whipped cream (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 ripe banana, split and halved lengthwise
  • 3 scoops (1/3 cup each) California chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 Maraschino cherries


Sacramento Gold Rush Sundae

Sacramento Gold Rush Sundae

Yield 1 Sundae

  • 1 large chocolate chip cookie
  • 3 scoops (1/3 cup each) California toffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons butterscotch sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peanut brittle


Central Valley Fruit Basket Sundae

Central Valley Fruit Basket Sundae

Yield 1 Sundae

  • 3 large strawberries, washed and stemmed
  • 1 small peach, pitted and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 scoops (1/3 cup each) California strawberry ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons sliced almonds
  • 2 scoops (1/3 cup each) California peach ice cream
  • Whipped cream


Bay Area Fudgy Fog Sundae

Bay Area Fudgy Fog Sundae

Yield 1 Sundae

  • 3 scoops (1/3 cup each) California pistachio ice cream
  • 1 large brownie, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped pistachios
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