Ice Cream: Sundaes
The very best ice cream concoctions in the city.
The Best Sundae in Boston
The Dark-Chocolate Brownie Masterpiece at Picco
Picco owner (and pastry wiz) Rick Katz has been making brownies for decades, so he knows how important the anchor ingredient is in a brownie sundae. â€śI like the lightness of a cake brownie, but the moistness of a fudgy brownieâ€”I like to hit a balance between the two,â€ť he says. As a result, the brownie here is warm and rich, but porous enough to soak up lots of melting vanilla ice cream and dark-chocolate Scharffen Berger fudge. Make sure to ask for a topper of house-made chocolate-covered peanuts, which are roasted, candied, dipped in chocolate, and then rolled in confectionerâ€™s sugar. â€”Molly Mirhashem
Five more fudge-dripping triumphs.
LiĂ¨geÂ Waffle Sundae
This shopâ€™s butter-rich Belgian-style waffles are made even more gut-busting with a scoop of Christinaâ€™s vanilla ice cream, drizzles of house-made salted-caramel and chocolate-hazelnut sauces, and an adorable spiced speculoos cookie.
The Ultimate Cafeteria Sundae
Cafeteria, Back Bay
A behemoth glass crammed with vanilla and strawberry ice creams, underdone brownies, hot fudge, berries, and tons of whipped cream. Serves two.
Salted- Caramel Sundae
Market, Theater District
For crunch factor, this canâ€™t be beat. Silky-smooth salted-caramel ice cream sits atop a frosty ganache swirl, bolstered by salty peanuts, caramel corn, and a dollop of ultra-thick whipped cream.
T. W. Chocolate Sundae
T. W. Food, Cambridge
Chef-owner Tim Wiechmannâ€™s sundae is a luxurious version of the classic. Custardy vanilla ice cream is layered with hazelnut–praline sauce, Valrhona chocolate ganache, whipped cream, and praline crumble.
Area Four, Cambridge
Inspired by the towering Baileyâ€™s sundaes of his youth, chef-owner Michael Leviton set out to design his own loaded creation. Each elementâ€”from the soft-serve ice cream to the brĂ»lĂ©ed bananas to the pretzel and cookie toppersâ€”is made in house.
Ben & Jerryâ€™s calls its bucket-size sundae on steroids the Vermonster, but you can find homegrown varieties all over town. Hereâ€™s how some local heavyweightsâ€”in most cases, upward of five pounds apieceâ€”stack up.
Name: The Vermonster
Where to Get It:Â Ben & Jerryâ€™s, Back Bay
What’s In It:Â 20 scoops of ice cream, four scoops of hot fudge, four bananas, three cookies, a brownie, 10 scoops of walnuts, four extra toppings, and whipped cream.
Name:Â The Newtonite
Where to Get It:Â Cabotâ€™s, Newton
What’s In It:Â 20 to 22 scoops of ice cream, pineapple sauce, strawberry sauce, coffee sauce, rum toffee, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry.
Name:Â The Belt Buster Sundae
Where to Get It:Â The Ice Creamsmith, Dorchester
What’s In It:Â 12 scoops of ice cream, 10 mixed-in toppings, four sauces, a banana, marshmallow, whipped cream, jimmies, nuts, and a cherry.
Name:Â The Kitchen Sink
Where to Get It:Â Treadwellâ€™s, Peabody
What’s In It:Â 12 scoops of ice cream, three toppings, whipped cream, nuts, and jimmies.
Name:Â The Battle of Bunker Hill
Where to Get It:Â Putnam Pantry, Danvers
Price:Â â€śThe Revolutionary Price Tag of $17.76â€ť
What’s In It:Â 17 scoops of ice cream, as many toppings (like homemade fudge, butterscotch, macaroon crunch, and cherry-caramel sauce) as you can fit in the dish.
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Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/article/2013/06/25/ice-cream-best-sundaes-boston/