Courtesy Dolce Gelateria
Have ice cream and a Ziploc bag? You can try New York’s newest dessert craze: the Spaghetti Sundae.
Served at the Dolce Gelateria in New York City, Spaghettieis—a treat invented in Germany in the 1960s—is actually vanilla gelato pushed through a pasta maker to form noodle-like strings. Think of your old Play-doh Fun Factory, but with ice cream!
To finish off the savory illusion, the “pasta” is topped with “marinara” (strawberry or raspberry sauce), “meatballs” (small scoops of chocolate gelato) and “grated cheese” (coconut shavings). So cute, right?
While the artisans at Dolce Gelateria use industrial pasta machines to turn out their noodles, you can make this sundae at home with much simpler supplies. All you need is a pastry bag or potato ricer, ice cream and some toppings. Here’s the scoop:
Vanilla ice cream
Strawberry or raspberry sauce (store-bought or homemade)
Chocolate ice cream
Coconut flakes or grated white chocolate
1. Place a bowl in the freezer and a carton of vanilla ice cream in the fridge, both for 15 minutes. (The ice cream will need to soften a little.)
2. Place a dollop of whipped cream in the chilled bowl. Scoop the ice cream into a ricer or pastry bag, and squeeze the “noodles” on top.
3. Top with strawberry or raspberry sauce, two tiny scoops of chocolate ice cream, and a sprinkle of coconut flakes or grated white chocolate.
See a Spaghetti Sundae come together in this video: