Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tropical Thoughts.....

The weather here has been so dreary. Central NY is not having a very nice summer...rain, cool temperatures. A lot of the blahs going around. So we have to make the best of it by making happy food!! How about a tropical sundae? I found a version of this in ALL YOU magazine and changed it up a bit. Result? Delicious and like a pina colada for kids! For an adult version of this dessert, add a little white rum to the caramel sauce. Or you can try using a different flavor of ice cream...I used Dulce de Leche. You can always add a sliced banana to the pineapple and caramel sauce while you are caramelizing. This would be like a warm banana split with some fresh whipped cream and toasted peanuts on top. Use your imagination. This is a cool and decadent way to end your summer supper!

Pina Colada Sundae
1 cored fresh pineapple
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 cups vanilla ice cream
Toasted coconut

1. Slice pineapple into eight rings and cut each into 6 pieces.
2. Warm butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. When butter begins to foam, add pineapple and brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until pineapple begins to brown and sugar is dissolved, 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat, scrape into a shallow bowl and let stand until just warm to the touch, 2-3 minutes. (If you wish to add rum, add when you remove from the heat and stir well. Then let rest.)
3. Divide ice cream among 6 dessert dishes or layer into parfait glasses. Top each dish with pineapple and sauce. Sprinkle with toasted coconut


  1. I love recipes that take everyday ingredients and make them into something special. You've done that here. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds so delicious and simple...I'll be trying this soon as we love fresh pineapple!

  3. Super YUM! Oh my does this look good!!

  4. Very decadent! What a mega treat!

  5. I want a HUGE bowl of this! It sounds amazing...'specially w/ the rum :D

  6. Sorry to hear the weather is stinky! You should come to Portland, the weather is fine!

    Your sundae is so yummy and fun! I had Pina Colada Pancakes for breakfast this morning.

  7. Oh I love the sound of the adult version!

    I'm really tired of the wet cold weather too. At least the sun is shining this morning!

  8. Original sundae! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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