Chocolate Sundae

Evoke the world of the ice cream parlour with Bill Granger's dangerously delicious recipe for home-made sundaes
By Bill Granger
Chocolate Sundae
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  • Serves: 440ml
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 250 ml water
  • 60 g good quality cocoa powder
  • 125 ml single cream
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • nuts, for sprinkling


1. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and place over a high heat. Stir until dissolved and bring to the boil.

2. Add in the cocoa powder and cream and whisk to combine. Reduce the heat and cook at a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from direct heat and cool for 15 minutes.

3. Using a tall ice cream sundae glass, pour some of the chocolate sauce into the bottom. Next add a scoop of ice cream, then pour on some more sauce, then top with ice-cream again. Continue layering in this fashion until you reach the top of the glass. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

4. Repeat the process making 4 servings in all. Serve at once.

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