California Central Coast Recipes
Country Cousin Circus Sundae
Our Circus Sundae is a cold ice cream dessert that we served at my family's restaurant,The Country Cousin. It incorporates ice cream, strawberry topping (sliced freshly sliced strawberries, thawed frozen strawberries, or strawberry topping sauce), animal crackers, whipping cream, tiny candied sprinkles and topped with an open paper parasol. It's so cute! "Kids" aged four to eighty-four will chuckle when you serve it to them. And it's a snap to make! We'll show you how.
Preparation time: 5 minutesCooking time:
4 shallow bowls
4 extra large scoops Vanilla or Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry topping (Freshly cut strawberries, thawed frozen sliced strawberries or strawberry topping sauce)
Canned pressurized Whipped cream
24 to 28 Animal crackers
Multi-colored tiny candied sprinkles
4 Paper Parasols
1 Into each shallow bowl, place an extra-large scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream.
2 Cover each ice cream scoop with a portion of strawberry toppings.
3 Apply some whipped cream around the base of each scoop of ice cream.
4 Set 5 - 7 animal crackers around each ice cream scoop as shown.
5 Sprinkle the whipping cream lightly with the multi-colored candied sprinkles.
6 Open each paper Parasol like an umbrella and push up the stay to hold it open.
7 Set the parasol on the top of the ice cream scoop and serve.
Serve these fun desserts with spoons and napkins and then set back and enjoy the fun!