Pecan Ball Sundae Recipe

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Pecan Ball Sundae

Julia Ferguson


I first had this sundae at L.S. Ayres Tea Room, a wonderful department store in downtown Indianapolis. While this is not their recipe I believe it comes very close to what I had.
Ayres is no longer in business, but had a very strong influence on my life. It was my first job out of high school and my grandmother retired from Ayres.
L.S. Ayres Department Store in Downtown Indianapolis was such a landmark for the company as well as the city of Indianapolis. The Indiana State Museum houses a working replica of the Ayres Tea Room and they serve some of the same dishes the Tea Room was famous for.

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1 ball of ice cream is one serving


5 Min




ice cream, your favorite flavor (ayres served with vanilla)
pecans, chopped
hot fudge sauce, your favorite brand
whipped cream, optional
marachino cherries, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

For each sundae, scoop up a big ball of ice cream. (I mean bigger than you would normally serve as one scoop, because one ball is one sundae)
Roll ball of ice cream in chopped pecans.
At this point ice cream balls can be placed back in the freezer, if serving later.
Heat hot fudge, place pecan covered ice cream ball in serving dish. Spoon hot fudge over top of pecan ball. Serve with whipped cream and a cherry on top if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Cream, #hot, #fudge, #pecans, #Ice