A Simple Sundae For Your Sunday


I used to live near a Ben & Jerry’s, and almost every time I went I’d get the Banana Fudge Royal. I haven’t been to a B&J’s in probably a decade, and I don’t know if the Banana Fudge Royal even exists any more, but last Wednesday I got a powerful craving for one. So powerful that over the course of the next 24 hours I gathered the ingredients:

  • Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
  • Hot Fudge (NOT chocolate sauce!)
  • Whipped Cream in a Can (no, you don’t want the real stuff)
  • Ripe bananas

The ripe bananas were the problem: mine weren’t.

So I waited. And waited. And waited. This part couldn’t be rushed, because if the bananas weren’t ripe, they would ruin the entire dish.

This morning I made a fruit salad with breakfast, and tried a banana. Ready!!!


Making this sundae takes about 90 seconds. Start with the ice cream. Slice the bananas over it. Warm up the hot fudge in the microwave and pour over. Top with a generous spray of whipped cream. Done!

The original might have had nuts, but I don’t remember because if it did, I definitely got it without. So add nuts if you must, but know that that version is not Amy-approved.

When my husband saw me pull the Peanut Butter Cup ice cream out of the back of the freezer, he said “Hey! I didn’t know we had that!” EXACTLY. If he had, there wouldn’t have been any left by the time the bananas were ripe. I don’t mess around.

Fiona came downstairs JUST as I was about to take my first bite, the bite I’d been waiting for since Wednesday, and she wanted her own. I did NOT want her touching my $11 jar of small-batch, hand-made hot fudge – she needed me to heat that up. So I was very clear: Do not talk to me for ten minutes. Do not ask me for a bite of my sundae. Do not ask me for anything. Let me enjoy my dessert in peace. And after ten minutes, you can make your own.

She knew I was serious. She set a timer. She stayed absolutely quiet.


And then she made her own, with me microwaving her a SMALL amount of my hot fudge (I need to buy my family the cheap stuff – they don’t deserve the good stuff!).

If you like peanut butter and bananas (which I could probably live on), you will love this sundae.


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