Irish Coffee Sundaes with Caramel Whiskey Sauce an

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Coffee fans rejoice. This particular incarnation as a coffee ice cream sundae with a whiskey-spiked caramel sauce is so insanely good, we suspect you’ll be indulging in this far more often than the drink itself!


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Serves:

4-6 (total time is about 1 1/2 hrs)

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FOR COFFEE NUT CRISP

1 large
egg white
1/2 tsp
instant coffee granules, crushed
1 Tbsp
caraway, anise or fennel seeds
1 pinch
salt
1 c
walnut pieces (3 1/2 ounces), coarsely chopped

FOR SAUCE AND SUNDAE'S

1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
water
6 Tbsp
irish whiskey
1/4 c
heavy cream
1/4 tsp
salt
2 pt
good-quality coffee ice cream

Directions Step-By-Step

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For Coffee Nut Crisp:
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Preheat oven to 325°F with rack in middle. Line a rimmed sheet pan with a nonstick baking liner, or line it with foil and lightly oil foil.
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Whisk egg white with sugar, coffee powder, and salt in a bowl until blended. Stir in walnuts until coated. Spread mixture into a 10- by 8-inch rectangle in pan.
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Bake until crisp is dry to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack to cool completely.
5
Loosen crisp with a metal spatula and break into small pieces.
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For Sauce and Sundaes:
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Bring sugar and water to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring, but washing down any sugar crystals with a brush dipped in cold water, until syrup begins to turn golden, about 5 minutes.

Continue to boil, swirling pan occasionally, until syrup is a deep golden caramel.
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Remove pan from heat and carefully add whiskey, cream, and salt (mixture will bubble up and steam and caramel will harden).
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Return pan to heat and simmer, stirring, until caramel is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Cool to warm.
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Serve sauce over scoops of coffee ice cream then sprinkle with walnut crisp.
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NOTE:
Crisp can be made 4 days ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature. (Watch out, though; it’s so delicious, you will be hard-pressed to resist devouring all of it before your guests arrive!)

Sauce can be made 4 days ahead and chilled, covered. Rewarm to serve. Any leftover sauce will keep, chilled, at least 1 week

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy