Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream Sundaes

Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream SundaesRecipe
Inspired by the artfully deconstructed ice cream creations of Food Network star Elizabeth Falkner.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 594
Caloriesfromfat 46 %
Protein 7.4 g
Fat 30 g
Satfat 13 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sodium 153 mg
Cholesterol 111 mg


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)


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

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.

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.

*Cacao nibs are available on