The Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Recipe: Caramel Apple Sundae

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Guys, we are SO excited about our newest recipe. We were planning on making a totally different dessert recipe this weekend. When we realized the ice cream flavor that we were originally looking for was sold out, we punted and ended up creating a masterpiece. Don’t you just love when something doesn’t go your way, but ends up being a blessing?!?

We have been a bit obsessed with creating fall recipes this week (if you haven’t scoped out our pumpkin spice rum cakes or our sweet tea hot toddy, you’re missing out). For this recipe, we stepped away from the pumpkin spice and hit up the produce aisle for some seasonal apples.

Caramel apples are delish, but let’s get real, they are a major pain in the butt to eat. They are sticky, large and half of the time you end up with caramel on your nose and watery sugar dripping down your arm. After your first five bites, you’ve slobbered off all of the caramel and left with a plain ‘ol apple – not the most optimal dessert.

We took all of the best flavors of a caramel apple and made it into a much easier to eat sundae! Snoqualmie’s Salty Caramel ice cream was the perfect base for the sundae because this organic ice cream is a delicious salted caramel ice cream with decadent ribbons of caramel swirls. The sundae features slices of juicy green apples. Since they are sliced, they are much easier to eat than a traditional caramel apple. We even like to dip them into the sundae like a spoon. Our local grocer, Central Market, even had caramel apple cookies in their bakery, which we used in this sundae recipe. If your market doesn’t carry anything like that, we recommend using some soft snickerdoodles, oatmeal, or gingerbread cookies. Finally, we also topped off the sundae with more caramel, chopped pecans, whipped cream and even a cute cinnamon stick for a fun garnish.

Caramel Apple Sundae

Serves 2


  • 1 pint Salted Caramel Snoqulmie Organic Ice Cream

  • 1 green apple, sliced into 1/8’’ pieces, lengthwise

  • 1 caramel apple cookie (feel free to sub for snickerdoodle, gingerbread or oatmeal)

  • Chopped pecans

  • Caramel sauce

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Whipped cream

Start slicing your apples. You want to make sure you have all of your ice cream sundae ingredients in place before you start building your dessert or you will quickly have a melty mess! If you have a mandolin, this will make prepping your green apple slices a breeze! Just set it to the thickest setting and slice your apple on both sides, avoiding the core. You can buy a mandolin for pretty cheap online and use it for a lot of your cooking prep. Here is one similar to ours. If you don’t have that kitchen gadget, feel free to use a knife to make your slices, about 1/8” thick.

To build your sundae, start adding a few pecans to the bottom of a parfait glass and top it with some caramel sauce. Then scoop half of the pint of ice cream into your parfait glass. Wedge your apple slices around the top of your sundae. Break your cookie in half and stick it on the top of the ice cream, along with the cinnamon stick. Drizzle some additional caramel on top and sprinkle with some additional nuts. Feel free to also add some whipped cream to top it all off.

We think this is our new favorite fall dessert! It’s so good in fact, that we are going to make this year-round (when you live in Texas, ice cream is always essential!)

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    October 9, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    This looks like the perfect transition recipe from summer to fall! Ice cream plus all that appley autumn goodness sounds delicious!

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    October 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    oh man this looks so good. it’s snowing here, but i’d still eat that! haha. love the idea of subbing gingersnaps!

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    October 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!

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    Hollis Stair
    October 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    What a delicious looking treat! Definitely going to try this for a Fall dessert!!

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    October 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Looks messy but oh so good! I love cinnamon apple flavored things so this would be right up my alley

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      Karen Reinsberg
      January 5, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      It’s only messy if you’re a slow eater. 🙂

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    October 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    stop!! this looks sooooo gooooood! I’m totally making this when it warms up a little in denver!

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    Taylor Fisher
    October 9, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I want it ALL right now! Oh my gosh, what a delicious recipe and perfectly delicious photos to go with!

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    Heather Scott
    October 10, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Ughhh! I really want that right now! Photos are way too good!

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    October 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Mouth is watering! What a delicious looking dessert!

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    Alyssa Bouma
    October 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    oh my gosh this fall recipe sounds absolutely amazing! give me all the fall desserts!

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    October 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This looks delicious! We are going apple picking at the end of the month, and I am always stumped with what to do with the 100 apples I just picked. you can only eat so much apple pie right? This is a great recipe to add to my list!

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    October 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    This looks just amazing! I happen to have a lot of apples I need to use up. Perfect!

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    Whitney Milton
    October 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Ah youre killing me. there goes my diet cause this looks amazing!

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    Emily Harvey
    October 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Wow! Great photography and recipe. Looks yummy and definitely kid-friendly!

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      Karen Reinsberg
      January 5, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Awww, thanks. We have really been working on photography lately. Glad you like it.

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    Angela Patrick
    October 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    OMG, this looks delicious! You’re making me hungry!!!

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    October 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Ugh this looks so tasty! Sitting on my couch craving something sweet while watching SOA!

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      Karen Reinsberg
      January 5, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Awesome! And my brother loves that show too!

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    Sarah Holladay
    October 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    YUMMMMYYYY!!!!! This is fall in a cup right here. Move over pumpking spice latte, this caramel apple ice cream sundae just won the recipe contests! 😀

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      Karen Reinsberg
      January 5, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      You’re so sweet. Thanks, Sarah!

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    October 11, 2017 at 11:42 am

    That looks soooo good! Drool! Thank you for sharing

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      Karen Reinsberg
      January 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Of course, thanks for visiting!

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    October 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! This recipe for caramel apple pie sundae looks so delicious!

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      Karen Reinsberg
      January 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      It really was, glad you enjoyed it!

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