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Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream Sundaes

Serves 4

Total Time
30 mins

Inspired by the artfully deconstructed ice cream creations of Food Network star Elizabeth Falkner.

su-Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream Sundaes

 1/4 cup cold whipping cream
 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa
 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
 1 cup store-bought or homemade chocolate sauce
 2 teaspoons instant espresso
 1 tablespoon dark rum
 12 small (about 1/8 cup) scoops premium coffee ice cream
 1/3 cup very coarsely chopped well-toasted salted macadamia nuts
 4 thin, flaky waffle cookies or 2 small waffle ice cream cones, crushed into cornflake-size pieces
 3 tablespoons cacao nibs* (optional)
Step 1

Whisk cream and coffee liqueur together in a mediĀ­um bowl. Sift in powdered sugar and whisk until soft peaks form. Chill.

Step 2

Stir chocolate sauce and espresso together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until warmed through. Stir in rum and reduce heat to low.

Step 3

Put 3 scoops ice cream on each of 4 plates and top with whipped cream. Spoon a thick band of chocolate sauce along the side of the plate. Scatter plates with toasted macadamia nuts, cookies, and cacao nibs, if using.

Step 4

*Cacao nibs are available on

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 594Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g47%

Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 153mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 72g24%

Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 7.4g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.