Ultimate Ice-Cream Sundae (Nigella)

When I read that the theme for Maison Cupcake’s seventh Forever Nigella blog event was ‘Iced Dreams’ (this month hosted by Arthi at Soul Curry) there was no thought process involved – it was straight for the peanut butter, dark chocolate, double cream and golden syrup for me.

This really could have been a ‘Silent Sunday’ post with just a picture and no words because there really are no words to describe how good this ice-cream sundae is.

The sauce for the sundae is SO easy to make and it transforms a simple bowl or glass of ice-cream into something truly spectacular. It is worthy of a place at the dinner party table (does anyone still have dinner parties or has this been relegated to watching Come Dine with Me on the TV?) or at any barbecue or even just for those sofa evenings when a good dose of comfort food is required. 
The recipe is on-line at Nigella.com and is called ‘Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae’ or it can be found in Nigella Express – my most used Nigella book. 
Make it! 
 
Nigella calls it her “ultimate ice-cream sundae” and I love her attempt at a disclaimer: “Obviously, if you’re not a peanut-eater, it won’t be for you, but for everyone else it is the stuff of dreams.”
Nigella suggests using a combination of toffee, vanilla and chocolate ice-cream but this time I went for a white chocolate number, obviously smothered in the peanut sauce and topped it with chopped hazlenuts. In actual fact the ice-cream is just a minor detail – it’s the sauce you want – and plenty of it!
 
If you have any left, you can store it in the fridge and just gently re-heat when needed or do as I do and stir some into hot milk to make a peanut butter hot chocolate once the sun has gone down. Mnnnnn.

 

Do take a look at the current Forever Nigella challenge and rules and join in! It’s a very popular blog event and a great way to share the Nigella love and discover new blogs! Thank you Sarah and Arthi for hosting.
 

Comments

  1. Kate@katescakesandbakes says

    >That looks so brilliantly chocolately and decadent- a real Nigella-style treat!

  2. Fabulicious Food says

    >Thank you!! Yes, the sauce is too good. I can't believe now that I am also eating it straight from the fridge! That won't be good for my waistline…

  3. Sarah, Maison Cupcake says

    >Yummy, I remember making this when the book came out! They're something else aren't they?!!

  4. thelittleloaf says

    >I read about the Nigella challenge on Maison Cupcake blog and made this sauce – then totally forgot to post it! It's completely delicious – I used crunchy peanut butter which worked really well, and drenched a bowl of straciatella and hazelnut ice cream. If you leave it in the fridge overnight it sets into a thick, delicious dessert of sorts too. Absolutely incredible. Your photo is much more beautiful than mine would have been :-)

  5. Fabulicious Food says

    >Ahh thanks Karen, this one is just pure indulgence! No seasonality just sugar!

  6. Karen S Booth says

    >I am so in awe, I am nearly silent myself, and that is rare!!

    LOVELY photo and it DOES look good!

    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

  7. Poires au Chocolat says

    >YUM. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut. Going to have to try this sauce!