Thankfully for everyone with a sweet tooth, there will always be new trends in desserts. Some are interesting. Others are sophisticated. But this newest one -- a Spaghetti Sundae? It's purely zany!
Although "spaghetti eis," which was actually created back in the 1960s by an Italian in Mannheim, Germany, has been around in Europe for a while, it is now just catching on in the States.
As our newest dessert craze, the spaghetti sundae is currently being introduced and popularized as a fun and funky artisan treat at Dolce Gelateria in New York City. However, look for it to make an introduction in your own hometown soon!
How's it made? Here's the secret:
The "spaghetti" is actually gelato or ice cream pushed through a pasta machine. The "sauce" is fruit-based. The "meatballs" are tiny scoops of chocolate ice cream. And the "grated cheese" is, in reality, coconut shavings.
If you're inclined to make this new showstopper dessert treat for your own family or guests, it's truly simple. (Doesn't even require a pasta maker!) With the following recipe specifically created for the home baker, it's a real cinch!
* To see a demonstration on how a spaghetti sundae is actually made, see video above.
Vanilla ice cream
Strawberry or raspberry sauce (homemade or store-bought)
Chocolate ice cream
Coconut flakes or grated white chocolate
1. Place a small serving bowl in the freezer and a carton of vanilla ice cream in the fridge, both for 15 minutes. (The ice cream will need to soften a little.)
2. Place a dollop of whipped cream in the chilled bowl. Scoop the ice cream into a ricer or pastry bag, and squeeze the “noodles” on top.
3. Top with strawberry or raspberry sauce, two tiny scoops of chocolate ice cream, and a sprinkle of coconut flakes or grated white chocolate.