Posts Tagged ‘sundae’


Monday, October 11th, 2010

In past years here on the Ice Cream Journal we’ve hosted a recipe contest featuring Turkey Hill’s holiday-themed ice cream flavors. This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. We call it “The Super Sundae Recipe Contest” and it’s pretty simple.

Send us your best or favorite ice cream sundae recipe using any Turkey Hill ice cream flavor(s) as an ingredient. It can be a sundae you make at home or a recipe you made up just for this contest. It can be simple (only three or four ingredients) or a slightly more complex concoction. Whatever it is, make sure it’s delicious and make sure you send it to us before November 14 (that’s the deadline).

In addition to the recipe, you’ll need to give it a name (“The Super Dooper Hot Fudge Sundae” or “Janet’s Awesome Butterscotch Blast” for example) AND send us a photo of your creation. The picture part is important, because this contest is 50 percent about the recipe and name and 50 percent about the deliciousness of the photo. We’ll post a blog entry on Wednesday with all sorts of tips to help with the picture-taking process.

Once you’ve got your recipe, title and photo, email it along with your name and address to

We’ll choose four of our favorite entries and post them here on the Ice Cream Journal in November. After that, the voting will begin and the sundae with the most votes will win… drum roll please… a super sundae prize package containing 10 free containers of Turkey Hill ice cream, a set of six Bormioli Rocco waffle cone-inspired glass sundae dishes, a Tovolo Standz Ice Cream Scoop, and a jar of Ghirardelli chocolate fudge sauce. Each finalist will also receive a one-month supply of Turkey Hill ice cream.

Good luck!


Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The following recipe is the third of four finalists in our Ultimate Holiday Recipe Contest, which challenged Turkey Hill fans to submit recipes in one of two different categories: recipes using our seasonal Ginger Snap ice cream, or recipes using any other Turkey Hill ice cream flavor. Over the next four days we’ll feature two recipes from each category and everyone will be asked to vote for their favorite beginning on Friday. The winner will receive a one year’s supply of Turkey Hill Ice Cream, and the other three finalists will receive a one month supply of ice cream. Enjoy the recipes!

Our third finalist, and our first in the Ginger Snap ice cream category, was sent to us by Paula L. of Metuchen, NJ. Unlike the previous two finalists, this creation is more of a traditional ice cream dessert with alternating layers of warm apples and raisins, ice cream, and chopped nuts. It’s a simple recipe (the best ones often are) with a great flavor. If you like this recipe, stop by this Friday and throughout next week to vote for it!

Finalist 3 - Parfait SMALL



1 48 oz carton Turkey Hill Ginger Snap ice cream
1 21 oz can apple pie filling
½ cup dried currants or chopped raisins
½ cup + 2 Tbs. chopped pecans
1 T. butter, melted
Whipped cream for topping
Ginger Snap cookies


Mix pecans with melted butter, spread in a shallow pan and toast in 350° oven for approx. 5 minutes or until fragrant and slightly browned.  Remove 2 tbs for topping and set aside.

Combine pie filling and currants in a saucepan and warm over medium heat, being careful not to burn the mixture.  Layer the warm filling, alternating with scoops of Turkey Hill ice cream and pecans in parfait glasses, starting with pecans and ice cream.

Top each parfait with whipped cream and reserved chopped pecans. Serve with ginger snap cookies.


Monday, December 22nd, 2008

The vision of gleaming, golden indulgence you see above is the world’s most expensive ice cream dish: the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae from the New York City restaurant, Serendipity 3. It was created in 2006 to celebrate the eatery’s 50th anniversary (the golden anniversary, of course). Here’s the official description, just in case you’re thinking about ordering one:

“Five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar. It’s sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel.”

Believe it or not, Serendipity 3 actually sells about one Golden Opulence Sundae per month, although they do require 48 hours’ notice if you plan to partake. The good news is, you get to keep the goblet…but you have to give back the spoon.

TODAY’S PRIZE: No, it’s not a $1,000 sundae, but you can make your own out-of-this-world ice cream treats with it! It’s the Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe and it’ll belong to one commenter chosen at random from this entry. We’ll also throw in a month’s supply of real ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Nothing beats a home made ice cream sundae, does it?

As Turkey Hill expands into new states to the west and south, we find ourselves being invited to show off our goods on morning TV news shows. This Sunday, a member of the Turkey Hill team will be in Detroit for a morning segment on the local FOX affiliate. He’ll be leading a demonstration on the air about fun ice cream sundae recipes…made with Turkey Hill ice cream, of course.

Below are some of the recipes he’ll be using during the four minute demonstration. The last one (the Motor City Sundae) is one we made up just for this appearance. If anyone makes any of these recipes at home, let us know how they turn out!


Turkey Hill Vanilla Ice Cream
4 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 passion fruit (cut in half crosswise)
1 cup raspberries

Combine peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium bowl; toss gently. Cut passion fruit in half crosswise, squeeze juice over peach mixture and fold in raspberries. To serve, spoon ice cream into sundae cups and top with fruit mixture.


Turkey Hill Ice Cream (two different flavors)
1 box Twinkies
Whipped cream
1 jar maple walnut sundae topping
Chocolate syrup
Chopped walnuts

Split Twinkie in half lengthwise and lay it on a dessert plate. Add two scoops of Turkey Hill Ice Cream (your choice of flavors) on top of split Twinkie, then top with whipped cream on each mound. To top off the sundae, drizzle chocolate syrup and maple walnut sundae topping, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and top with a cherry.


Turkey Hill Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate covered pretzel wheels (pre-made)
Graham crackers (the “chassis”)
Chocolate syrup (“motor oil”)
Chopped nuts and chocolate chips (“nuts and bolts”)
Whipped cream

To make the chocolate pretzel wheels, melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Dip the pretzel wheels in chocolate and lay on waxed paper. Chill or freeze until set.

To make the sundae, place four small scoops of chocolate ice cream on a dessert plate and press one pretzel wheel into the side of each scoop. Place the graham cracker on top, with the ice cream scoops simulating wheels. Place one large scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the graham cracker. Top with chocolate syrup, chopped nuts and chocolate chips. Add whip cream and a cherry if desired.