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June 20, 2011 04:00 ET

Sundae Funday With Blue Bunny

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - (Family Features) Every week needs more Sundaes. Celebrate a great meal, a special occasion, a terrific day or just up the "cool factor" of any gathering by scooping up one of America's favorite treats.

Makeover this all-American sundae dessert with easy to create recipes that promise to add a "cherry on top" to the experience. Get inspired and dip into these creative combinations. For more summer sundae ideas, visit

Sand Bucket Sundaes
Makes 8 servings
This make-ahead dessert is great fun for summer parties or family desserts
4cups Blue Bunny Caramel Praline Crunch Frozen Yogurt
1/2cup butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping, at room temperature
1/2cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
Gummy sea-shaped candies, optional
Sea shell-shaped chocolate candies
2small pails or buckets (about 2 cups in size), washed

In each bucket, layer 1 cup frozen yogurt, 2 tablespoons butterscotch-caramel topping and 2 tablespoons cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Repeat the layers ending with graham cracker crumbs.

Dessert may be eaten immediately or frozen at least 1 hour. If eating immediately, decorate with gummy and chocolate candies. If freezing, decorate just before serving.

S'Mores Dippers
Makes 4 servings
No campfire is needed for these s'mores.
1/2cup marshmallow crème
1teaspoon half-and-half or milk
2tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
1tablespoon red, white and blue cookie sprinkles
4Blue Bunny Champ! Chocolate Swirl Mini Sundae Cones

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine marshmallow crème and half-and-half. Microwave on High 20 seconds or until mixture just starts to puff; stir until blended. Cool for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and colored sprinkles; stir. Dip cones into marshmallow mixture then into graham cracker mixture. Serve immediately. Additional cones may be used to use the remaining graham cracker and marshmallow mixtures.

Recipe tested in a 1250-watt microwave. Adjust cooking times accordingly.

Strawberry-Kiwi Passion Sundaes
Makes 2 servings
No extra bowls needed to make these sundaes.
1/2cup sliced fresh strawberries
2teaspoons sugar
1/4teaspoon grated orange peel
1medium kiwi, peeled
2Blue Bunny Personals Premium Double Strawberry Ice Cream
4teaspoons chopped white chocolate
2teaspoons sliced almonds

In a small bowl, combine strawberries, sugar and orange peel, gently mix.

Slice kiwi lengthwise into quarters then slice into bite-sized pieces; gently fold into strawberries. Set aside 10 minutes to form juice.

Top each Personal with half the strawberry-kiwi mixture. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons white chocolate and 1 teaspoon almonds. Serve immediately.

Triple Chocolate Cake Sundae
Makes 4 servings
Chocolate lovers will adore this sundae topped with a white chocolate-raspberry sauce.
3tablespoons half-and-half
13.5-ounce bar high-quality white chocolate, cut into small pieces
1cup fresh raspberries, divided
41/2-cup scoops Blue Bunny Chef Duff's Premium Triple Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine half-and-half and white chocolate. Microwave on High, 30 seconds; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Heat an additional 10 seconds if not melted. Cover and refrigerate until thickened to a medium sauce, about 50 minutes.* (Recipe tested in a 1250-watt microwave. Adjust cooking times accordingly.) Gently fold in 1/4 cup raspberries.

Place ice cream into 4 serving bowls. Top each with a scant 2 tablespoons white chocolate-raspberry sauce and about 4 fresh raspberries.

*If sauce thickens too much during refrigeration, re-warm slightly in microwave, about 10 seconds.

Campfire Sundaes
Makes 4 servings
Your children will have fun making their own campfire desserts.
4chewy chocolate chunk granola bars
41/2-cup scoops Blue Bunny Premium Peanut Butter Panic Ice Cream
4tablespoons butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping
16pieces candy corn

Cut granola bars in half lengthwise then in half widthwise, forming 4 pieces.

For each sundae, arrange 4 granola bar pieces on a small plate to form "wood logs." Top with 1 scoop ice cream, 1 tablespoon butterscotch-caramel topping and 4 candy corn "flames." Serve immediately.

More Sundae Fun
-- Share the love. Know someone who loves sundaes? Give them a sundae gift basket filled with everything they'll need to indulge their cravings: a sturdy ice cream scoop, a pair of sundae glasses and long spoons, and a selection of syrups and toppings.
-- DIY sundaes. Set up a sundae bar so guests can create their own sweet masterpieces. To help things move along smoothly, pre-scoop the ice cream. Put individual scoops of various ice cream flavors in paper cupcake liners. Set them up on a tray, then freeze until it's time to serve.
-- Think outside the traditional sundae bowl. Use waffle bowls to hold your ice cream sundae, or start with an ice cream sandwich as your base and complement with tasty toppings.

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