Mexican Caramel Sundaes

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
220g store bought caramel sauce for ice cream
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon for sauce, 1/2 teaspoon for tortillas)
4 (8--inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons melted butter
4 teaspoons sugar
2 pints Dulce de Leche caramel ice cream or caramel swirl ice cream
1 canister real whipped cream, from dairy aisle
1/2 cup, Spanish peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a small saucepan, warm caramel sauce over low heat and season with cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

3. Place tortillas on a cookie sheet and brush liberally with melted butter. Sprinkle each tortilla with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon and bake until crispy and sugar has melted on the tortillas, 5 minutes. Remove tortillas from oven, let cool to harden and break into large, uneven pieces. Arrange the pieces of 1 tortilla in a sundae dish or on a dessert plate.

4. Top with 2 large scoops ice cream. Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over each sundae using a spatula or wooden spoon. Top each sundae with whipped cream swirls and Spanish peanuts.

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