Baileys mocha sundae

Liqueur, coffee and chocolate come together with magnificent effect in this decadent sundae. 

  • Vegetarian


6 scoops coffee ice cream (about 250ml)

50ml double cream

1½ tbsp Baileys Irish Cream

2 cherries, to decorate (optional)



25g blanched hazelnuts

2 tsp caster sugar



70g plain chocolate, broken into squares

2 tsp instant coffee

50ml double cream

2 tsp golden syrup

1½ tbsp Baileys Irish Cream


1. Start by making the candied nuts: put the hazelnuts and caster sugar in a small frying pan and set over a medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally, until the sugar has turned a dark golden caramel and the nuts are lightly toasted; take care as it can burn easily. Tip onto a sheet of baking parchment and leave to cool completely before roughly chopping.

2. For the sauce, put all the ingredients, apart from the Baileys, in a small pan. Melt over a medium-low heat for 5 minutes, until combined, then whisk in 1½ tbsp Baileys with a pinch of salt; set aside to cool briefly.

3. Divide the ice cream between 2 glasses or bowls, pouring mocha sauce between the layers, then scatter over most of the chopped candied hazelnuts.

4. Whip the double cream to soft peaks, then ripple through 1½ tbsp Baileys before spooning on top of the sundaes. Finish with the remaining candied hazelnuts and top each with a cherry, if liked. 

FYI: Sprinkle a few Waitrose Cooks’ Homebaking chocolate mocha beans on top

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooling

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 3,009kJ
Fat 56.8g
Saturated Fat 29.9g
Carbohydrate 45.2g
Sugars 39.8g
Protein 8.2g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 1.9g

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This recipe was first published in Sat Nov 01 15:41:40 GMT 2014.