Cajeta Ice Cream Sundaes

Photo: Alex Farnum

Silvana Salcido Esparza, chef of the popular Barrio Café in Phoenix and Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, Arizona, uses cajeta (caramel) in several tangy, decadent desserts at her restaurants. Here's a no-effort option.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 483
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Protein: 5.7g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated fat: 7.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Cholesterol: 44mg


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa
  • 1/2 cup cajeta*
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans


  1. Scoop ice cream into bowls or widemouthed wineglasses. Drizzle liqueur and cajeta on top and sprinkle with pecans.
  2. *Find at Latino markets.
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