Happy Foodie Friday everyone! On my most recent trip to WDW I made the pilgrimage to one of the signature spots for ice cream treats on property – Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort. They’re known for one amazing concoction…
The Kitchen Sink Sundae
This dessert is the granddaddy of all ice cream sundaes. It’s simply huge – 8 scoops of ice cream and any topping you can imagine is piled on high. And it’s literally served in a sink – how fun! When families order this, there’s a whole hoopla with flashing lights, a big announcement, and looks of awe from all the other diners.
The Kitchen Sink is usually recommended for groups of 4-6 but i’m willing to bet you could feed at least 8 people with all of the good stuff in there. It’s a pricey sundae at $28.99 but when premium sundaes sell for around $8.50 and single serve ice cream novelties ringing in around $4, this is actually a bargain (it’s a super deluxe sundae for $7.25 each for a family of 4 or $4.83 each for a family of 6).
If the idea of all those toppings mushing together in one big vat of ice cream soup doesn’t sound like your particular cup of tea – don’t worry, you can order it deconstructed with all the toppings delivered to your table for assembly! But where’s the fun in that?
This popular sundae has recently inspired a new “Mickey’s Kitchen Sink” Sundae – considerably smaller but still quite the sugar rush. This is available at Beaches and Cream as well as the Plaza Ice Cream Parlour on Main Street.
Sadly, on my recent visit I couldn’t convince my hubby to order it with me (his argument that it was WAY too much for two people was probably valid) but I hoped to catch a glimpse of another table indulging! No such luck, but I’m now determined to re-create this at home. If you’re having a get together this Memorial Day Weekend, why not try your hand at making your very own Kitchen Sink Sundae?
- 1/2 cup each of hot fudge, butterscotch, and peanut butter topping
- 2 scoops each of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream
- 1 scoop each of mint chocolate chip and coffee ice cream
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 cinnamon spice cupcake, quartered
- 1/4 cup each of strawberry topping, pineapple topping
- 1 brownie, quartered
- 1 angel food cupcake, quartered
- 1 chocolate bar, quartered
- 4 oreos
- 1 can of whipped cream
- 1 tbsp each of sliced almonds, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, dark and white chocolate shavings, crushed oreos, chopped jelly orange candies, chocolate sprinkles, and rainbow sprinkles
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherries
- 1/4 cup each of chocolate syrup and marshmallow topping
Find a huge bowl – a big popcorn or salad bowl should do the trick! Pour the hot fudge, butter scotch, and peanut butter topping in the bottom of the bowl.
Add all the ice cream to the bowl.
Add the strawberry and pineapple toppings, then the banana, candy bar and cinnamon spice cupcake, then top with a can of whipped cream.
Decorate the whipped cream with the angel food cupcake, brownie and oreos.
Sprinkle all the candy, nut, and chocolate toppings on, then add the maraschino cherries to the top.
Drizzle over the chocolate sauce and the marshmallow toppings.
Serve with flair and wait for applause!
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