Sinful Salted Caramel Doughnut Sundae

Short, sweet and to the point. As a seasoned blogger, it can be easy to get bogged down in “the rules:” posts should be timely; headnotes should be at least 450 words and be on a topic; tags should be added to optimize SEO; blah blah blah. Tonight, I’m breaking the rules. No hard-to find-ingredients or complicated steps, a recipe so sinfully easy that I am almost embarrassed to post it.

As a teenage boy with a voracious appetite and the metabolism of a hummingbird, our youngest son can eat. A lot. It doesn't help matters that he is currently the captain of his high school track team’s distance squad for which he runs several miles each day making him so wispy that he is at risk in a strong wind.

After what most would consider a nice-sized meal, Sonny hinted that he was still, well, famished. So without hesitation, I proceeded to reheat some leftovers which he downed in moments and still looked a bit peckish. So, I resorted to creating the most debauched and caloric dessert I could dream up:

  • 1 glazed doughnut
  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 1 generous pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 large dollop whipped cream

Place the doughnut on a plate and heat in a microwave for 20-30 seconds. Place the scoop of ice cream on top of the warmed doughnut.

Drizzle caramel sauce over the ice cream and dust with salt. Top the whole assembly with a liberal amount of whipped cream.

Serve the concoction as quickly as humanly possible so as to avoid grabbing a spoon and eating it yourself!