I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

I am a HUGE ice cream fan. Ask anyone who knows me.Sundaes, milk shakes, one scoop, two scoops, you name it. I’m there.

My favorites are mint chocolate chip and Oreo (not together), but I can persuaded any number of ways.

So you can understand when I learned about this upcoming event that I was bummed I won’t be around to attend.  But that doesn’t mean that you can’t…

As part of the summer search for the best ice cream sundaes, popular Durham-based, Raleigh-local chef, Karen Barker, has teamed up with Breyers ice cream to bring the “Sundae Showcase” to Raleigh for Kids Fest on August 29. Karen has developed a signature Raleigh-inspired ice cream recipe, “Sweet & Spicy Peach Pecan Sundae,” with Breyers® All Natural Peach ice cream, shortbread cookies and cinnamon and spice.

While at the Sundae Showcase event, families can indulge with free scoops* of Breyers® Original All Natural Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Homemade Vanilla ice cream, get creative at the build-your-own sundae bar, and enjoy Karen’s sundae demonstrations, games and entertainment.

Ice cream fans can also enter the Sundae Scoop-Off recipe contest at Breyers.com for a chance to win $10,000, a trip for four to Chicago and one year of free Breyers® ice cream. The recipe entries will be judged on taste, creativity, use of Breyers® ice cream and presentation.

Durham-based chef, Karen Barker. The Magnolia Grill chef’s work has been showcased in numerous publications including Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking and The New York Times. Her desserts display a distinct Southern sensibility – making creative use of regional ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality and local sourcing.

WHERE: Sunday, Aug. 29, 1 – 5 p.m.
Kids Fest Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh, N.C.

Looking for a super, yummy “adult” type sundae? Try Karen’s Sweet & Spicy Peach Pecan Sundae.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
Stand Time: 15 minutes Makes 4 servings

1 lb. frozen sliced peaches, thawed

1/3 cup sugar

1-1/2 Tbsp. prepared hot pepper jelly OR 1-1/2 Tbsp. peach jelly plus 1/2 tsp. finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper

1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

8 pecan shortbread cookies, crumbled

2 cups Breyers® All Natural Peach Ice Cream

1/2 cup sweetened whipped cream

Bring peaches, sugar, hot pepper jelly, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to a boil over medium heat in 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until peaches release their juices and are heated through; cool to room temperature.

To serve, arrange 1 crumbled cookie into each serving dish. Top with peach sauce, then Breyers® All Natural Peach Ice Cream. Sprinkle with remaining crumbled cookies then drizzle with remaining peach sauce. Garnish with whipped cream.

If you attend the Sundae Showcase, let me know! I’m jealous I don’t get to go.

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