California Central Coast Recipes

Country Cousin Clown Sundae

Here is our restaurant's (The Country Cousin) version of a clown sundae--perfect for the hot summer days ahead! Young or old, this sundae brings smiles to all and it's a snap to make. We made it a little differently from the typical clown sundae, incorporating a chocolate wafer at its base which was an additional taste treat.

Years ago in our restaurant we had a full-fountain service offering everything from sundaes, shakes, malts, (REAL sodas made the old-fashioned way), freezes and all sorts of desserts and ice cream combinations. All my friends were envious of me growing up in a restaurant-family with so many neat things to eat! Little did they know that I had OD'd on all our menu's best sellers! (Thank God! My clothes wouldn't have fit otherwise!)

Have fun with this! It's best to use a good-quality ice cream when making this-especially for a group. We've found that better-quality ice cream holds it form longer and doesn't melt as quickly, so you have enough time to get everything assembled and served. ©2018, Country Cousin Clown Sundae
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:
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4 small plates or shallow bowls
4 Chocolate wafers
4 large scoops Ice cream
4 Ice cream Cones
8 Candy M&M's
4 Red maraschino cherries
Canned whipping cream topping
Bottle of tiny multi-colored candy sprinkles

Preparation Directions.

1 Place a chocolate wafer into each bowl or plate.

2 Place a generous scoop of ice cream onto the chocolate wafer.

3 Top each scoop of ice cream with an ice cream cone set at an angle to represent a clown's cap.

4 Press two same-colored "eyes" of M & M's candies onto each scoop.

5 Insert a red cherry as shown onto the ice cream scoop to represent the nose.

6 Shake the can of cold whipping cream to help pressurize its contents and carefully spray around the ice cream scoop and on top of the chocolate wafer, a "clown's collar." Then dot the "clown's cap" with whipped cream "tassels."

7 Finally sprinkle all the whipping cream collars and cap's tassels with the multi-colored sprinkles.

8 Serve and enjoy!

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Be sure to offer these delightful clown ice cream treats with napkins and enjoy!

A tip from Sue!

Stoves and Ovens

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to choose your major appliances, I recommend a gas stove-top and an electric oven.

A gas stove-top is much more versatile than an electric one because it has infinite heat options.

An electric oven is better than gas because it has more even temperatures for baking and heating.