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It’s summertime, it’s hot and it’s the perfect time for grilling and throwing outdoor parties! This is the time I love to share with family and friends. When I’m invited to a BBQ or outdoor party in the summer, my friends and family always want me to bring a dessert, because they know I’m going to come up with something unique and different and it’s going to be delicious. I didn’t disappoint recently, with these fabulous Dr Pepper Cherry Ice Cream Sundaes, topped with a luscious Dr Pepper Cherry Caramel Sauce!
For a recent get together with some friends, my daughter and I decided to try something a little different. We have a loving relationship with Dr Pepper in our fridge. Dr Pepper is always in our home and we never ever let it run out on us. We drink them morning, noon and night and we really aren’t all that picky about flavors and such. We like Diet, Regular and even Cherry. The Dr Pepper Cherry was what we wanted for our dessert that night and we got working on it the day before.
It all started with a trip to Walmart where we stocked up on several cases of Dr Pepper to refill our reserves and then one special 12-pack of Dr Pepper Cherry. We actually got Diet, because we wanted a lower calorie, less sugar option.
It’s always easy to find the Dr Pepper in any Walmart, because it’s always down the soda/beverage aisle and they always have a huge selection. We love that!
When we got home, it was time to pull out the Ice Cream Maker and put the canister in the freezer. My model requires 24 hours freezing time, so we put it in the morning before we made the ice cream. It’s pretty simple really if you have an ice cream maker and walmart carries those too, so you need one, for this recipe alone. It’s so good. The Dr Pepper Cherry flavor comes through in the ice cream, and you can even taste it in the caramel sauce, which my kids were devouring by the spoonful, I might add.
We decided to create Sundae’s with our ice cream and caramel, topped them with cherries and there were oooh’s and ahhh’s from everyone. It was a huge hit, and people were totally surprised at how much it tasted like Dr Pepper. Not only that, they were pretty excited because it was 98 degrees and it was a quick and easy way to cool down. That’s how we cool down in the hot summer sun, a nice, ice cold, Dr Pepper but throw in some frozen creamy goodness and we are sold!
Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
Her motto in life: Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots. Always, always laugh lots.