The Golden Sundae: the Perfect New Years Treat

Did you know that gold leaf is edible? In the last few years, the height of novelty and luxurious food is gold leaf. You can bring this luxury to your ice cream shop this New Years with this delicious and glittery ice cream sundae.

Gold Ice Cream Cone, The Golden Sundae: the Perfect New Years Treat

Gold leaf is known for being expensive and luxurious. You may need to charge an extra fee for this sundae. Because there are different ingredients in this treat than the rest of your menu, you'll have to market it as "limited edition." This way, when you run out of gold leaf, you have an easy explanation as to why you're no longer serving this ice cream sundae.

You can buy the gold leaf here and the edible gold luster dust here.

How You Can Make the Golden Sundae:

What You'll Need:

  • 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 waffle cone
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Edible gold leaf
  • Edible gold luster dust
  • 1 paintbrush
  • Vanilla extract

How to Make it:

1. Break your cone

Crack your waffle cone into 2-3 inch chunks.

2. Paint your cone

Mix 1 teaspoon of edible luster dust with a few drops of vanilla extract. It should be the consistency of thin paint. Use your paintbrush to coat your waffle cone pieces with gold luster dust. Lay them out on a paper towel to dry.

3. Scoop your ice cream

Scoop two scoops of ice cream into your sundae cup.

4. Top with gold

gold ice cream, The Golden Sundae: the Perfect New Years Treat

Top your ice cream with gold leaf. Tap it with your fingers to it sticks to your ice cream.

5. Decorate it

Decorate your gold-covered ice cream by topping it with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Add your gold waffle cone pieces by sticking them into your ice cream.


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