Maple Peach Streusel Ice Cream Sundaes – Think peaches, maple syrup, and ice cream sounds a bit old-fashioned? Take a taste and you’ll soon agree there’s NOTHING fuddy-duddy about this to-die-for flavor combination!
When I was growing up I spent most of my summer days and nights at my grandparent’s house. My Nana had an “oops” baby three months after I was born, so I spent much of my childhood having endless summertime adventures with my slightly younger uncle who I still affectionately call Uncle Benny. My young-at-heart grandparents were never old fuddy-duddies, either. They were always ready to join in with our childhood antics and they are part of some of my best childhood memories.
There was, however, one thing about my granddad that in my kid brain I considered a bit fuddy-duddy. His signature dessert was vanilla bean ice cream with maple syrup poured over top. A chocolate lover myself, I found this a bit strange and a bit old-fashioned (and “old man-ish”). Much like the pecan ice cream topping you can find at Dairy Queen – a treat harkening back to the old days of soda shops.
Then one day I gave my grandad’s concoction a try… And so it would seem that older people sometimes really do know what they’re talking about when it comes to food… Vanilla ice cream and maple are a match made in heaven. My granddad later introduced me to Coca-Cola mixed with real vanilla extract and boy am I wishing that my town had an old-fashioned soda shop!
Even though there is no soda shop down the street in my bustling Philadelphia suburb, I’ve had some fun over the last few years making a maple-vanilla concoction of my own. During peach season, out goes the chocolate syrup and sprinkles, and in comes Maple Peach Streusel Ice Cream Sundaes! I’ve served this at two picnics and the reaction has been unanimous – this is one good sundae and there’s nothing fuddy-duddy about it! Store the streusel in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Maple Cinnamon Streusel Topping
Store the streusel in the refrigerator for up to one week.