Raise the bar on dairy-free sundaes with adult ingredients

sundaeAn ice cream sundae bar is typically something you would see at a kid’s birthday party, or other event for pint-sized dessert lovers. However, the scoop on sundae bars is that they’re also an easy and casual way for grownups to get together and mingle over mouthfuls of the delicious frozen treat.

And with Tofutti Premium frozen desserts, a dairy-free substitute for traditional ice cream, guests who have lactose allergies and intolerances can also indulge in swoon-worthy sundaes.

Tofutti offers the following flavours to form the basis of your dairy-free adult sundae bar: Vanilla, Chocolate, Vanilla Almond Bark, Vanilla Fudge, Chocolate Cookie Crunch and Better Pecan. See below for other adult-friendly and dairy-free gourmet toppings to stock your sundae bar:

Herb-infused fruit

Get creative with your sundae sauces by combining your favourite fruit with fresh herbs. For a basil-blueberry sauce, simply mix half a cup of orange juice with one teaspoon of lemon zest, one tablespoon sugar, two cups of fresh blueberries and eight to 10 fresh basil leaves. Simmer in a saucepan for about 10 minutes, process with a hand blender and let cool before serving.

Additionally, enjoy tropical flavours by taking a peeled and coarsely-chopped papaya and combining it with five tablespoons sugar, three tablespoons lime juice and one and a half tablespoons fresh mint. Puree and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Edible flowers

Turn an ordinary sundae into an elegant treat with edible flowers that are safe to eat and grown without pesticides. The safest way to pick blooms is to grow them, or buy the blossoms from a reliable grocer who has labeled the flowers edible. Hibiscus, honeysuckle, lavender and violet are all ideal choices to pretty up your adult sundae.

Soused preserves and sauces

Adding ingredients that have been preserved in alcohol raises the sundae bar to adulthood. Try marinated fruit garnishes, such as rum-soaked peaches or cassis-infused berries, or make a simple dark chocolate-bourbon sauce.

In a saucepan, combine half a cup of dairy-free whipped cream, two tablespoons brown sugar, and six ounces chopped dark vegan chocolate. Stir until the mixture starts to boil, and add two tablespoons bourbon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Cool before serving.