I’ve always been a dessert kind of girl: carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting, cobbler oozing with warm apples, gooey brownies straight from the oven…I’d devour them all with relish. But I must admit, whenever ice cream is thrown in the mix, I go for the ice cream every time. Anyone else share my obsession? So it came as no surprise the baby shower I hosted last week ended with these warm-weather yummies. Nothing could be more low-maintenance than scooping a variety of flavors (strawberry, vanilla bean, & mint-chocolate-chip!) into crunchy waffle bowls, and I made them party-worthy by whipping up the best chocolate sauce in the entire world to drizzle over the top. Of course I’ll share the recipe below, but first a few photos from our relaxed summertime affair.

Striped canvas & simple pots of herbs lent a fresh sunny vibe to the table.

Glasses all lined up, ready & waiting to be filled with icy cucumber-mint peartinis.

Lots of sweet packages all wrapped up for Baby B.

And now, the pièce de résistance ~ This is actually a recipe passed down from my mother, who happens to be the biggest choco-holic I know. Trust me, she knows her stuff on the subject. A touch of kahlua & a lot more than a touch of heavy cream make this the most divine topping for ice cream and, well, just about anything else.

Kahlua-Fudge Sauce

Makes 2 1/2 cups

  • 1 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • ½ c light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • ¼ c kahlua
  • ½ c butter
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla

Stir cocoa and sugars together in heavy 1 ½ qt. saucepan.  Add cream, Kahlua, and butter.  Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil.  Keep at boil, stirring for 1 minute.  Remove from heat, add vanilla & cool.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

*I like to store in a plastic squeeze bottle in the refrigerator so it’s ice cream sundae-ready whenever cravings strike.

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    Hannah Nokes | July 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Yum! What a great party dessert! Who wouldn’t love that?
    Is that sauce something that could be put in to jars and gifted (ie for party favors or the holidays?) Would it keep for a while that way, do you know?

    • Camille Styles | July 20, 2010 at 9:31 am

      Great thought Hannah, this recipe would be perfect for that…it keeps for a month in the fridge! Just do be sure to keep it chilled since it contains a lot of cream. Wouldn’t it be cute to wrap up a little basket with kahlua-fudge sauce, caramel sauce, a little jar of maraschino cherries, & mini waffle cones? Just add ice cream and you’ve got a complete sundae party. 🙂

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    Carolyn | February 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Love the canvas table cover. Any idea where I could find one?


    • Camille Styles | February 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

      It’s actually striped fabric from IKEA! 🙂

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