Chopped fudge pieces and salty, chocolate-covered peanuts dance through swirls of rich fudge sauce in this Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream.
Tin Roof Ice Cream
This was my Grandpa McGinnis’ favorite ice cream. I never really liked tin roof ice cream much as a kid, as peanuts in ice cream just weren’t my thing. But, as an adult, I sure do love this homemade version.
Maybe it’s that the peanuts are covered in chocolate. Maybe it’s the decadent fudge sauce. Or, maybe it’s the chewy chunks of fudge. But, when you put all three of them together, there’s no maybe about it. Each spoonful is magical.
With this tinroof sundae recipe, you can use pretty much any fudge you may have on hand. At my house during the holidays, that makes this recipe a very appealing choice in the fall and winter seasons.
If you don’t have fudge on hand, I’ve got you covered. You can whip up a batch of this incredible homemade fudge in just 5 minutes. Just leave out the pecans, and it will be perfect for this ice cream.
These are my favorite inexpensive containers for storing ice cream. They’re perfect for gifting (who doesn’t love homemade ice cream?) storage, re-using, etc. I write the flavors on the lids with a sharpie and it washes off with dish soap.
I have more ice cream scoops than I can keep track of at this point and I definitely play favorites. This ice cream scoop does the best job ever of cutting through firm ice cream and still delivers a pretty scoop. It gets bonus points for being one of the least expensive scoops I own as well.
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Tin Roof Sundae
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- heavy cream
- kosher salt
- vanilla extract
- hot fudge, store-bought or homemade
- chocolate fudge, diced
- chocolate covered peanuts
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Tin Roof Ice Cream
Start by whisking together the cream, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Then, while the ice cream is churning, make the hot fudge sauce (if using homemade) and let it cool on the counter. Chop the chocolate fudge into tiny pieces.
When the ice cream has finished churning, scoop ⅓ of the ice cream into a freezer-safe container, drizzle generously with about ⅓ of the cooled hot fudge sauce and sprinkle with fudge pieces and chocolate covered peanuts.
Repeat these layers twice with the remaining ice cream, sauce, fudge, and peanuts. Freeze until firm. Serve with additional hot fudge sauce, if desired.
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Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1½ cups milk
- ⅔ cups sugar
- ⅙ teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup hot fudge store-bought or homemade
- 4 ounces chocolate fudge diced into ¼-inch chunks, about 1 cup
- ½ cup chocolate covered peanuts
- Whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. While the ice cream is churning, make the hot fudge sauce and let it cool on the counter. Chop the chocolate fudge into tiny pieces.
- When the ice cream has finished churning, scoop ⅓ of the ice cream into a freezer-safe container, drizzle generously with about ⅓ of the cooled hot fudge sauce and sprinkle with fudge pieces and chocolate covered peanuts.
- Repeat these layers twice with the remaining ice cream, sauce, fudge, and peanuts. Freeze until firm. Serve with additional hot fudge sauce, if desired.