Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream

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Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream . . . vanilla ice cream with swirls of homemade chocolate sauce and crunchy chocolate covered peanuts. A flavor explosion in every luscious bite!

Homemade Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream - creamy vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge swirls and chunks of chocolate covered peanuts. A decadent ice cream recipe!

When I was a kid, tin roof sundae was one of my very favorite ice cream flavors. But now I can hardly ever find it in the store. Which is sad, because it is sooo good! I decided it was time to create my own version. And of course it was every bit as yummy as I remembered. Actually, it was even better!

My husband shares my love of Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream, and he declared this version a winner after one bite. It is wonderful in an ice cream cone, but I wouldn’t complain if I had to eat it in a bowl. 🙂

Tin Roof Sundae - homemade ice cream with fudge ripple and chocolate covered peanuts. So incredible!

With a rich and creamy vanilla base, an ooey gooey ripple of fudge, and plenty of crunchy chocolate covered peanuts, every bite is scrumptious! It does take a little bit of time to make, but trust me, it will be worth it!

Tip: make a double batch of the chocolate covered peanuts. They are irresistible all by themselves. 🙂

Remember the tin roof sundae ice cream from your childhood? Now you can make it at home. Here's a perfect recipe for tin roof sundae ice cream!

I used my favorite recipe for chocolate sauce for the fudge ripple, but you can make your own, or just use store bought chocolate ice cream topping. No matter what you use, this ice cream is sure to knock your socks off!


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Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream

Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream


  • 2/3 cup chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate Covered Peanuts:
  • 1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup good quality semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Ice Cream:
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten well
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • For chocolate covered peanuts: Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth. Stir in the peanuts till well coated.
  • Spread out onto waxed paper and let cool. When completely cool, break or cut into small pieces.
  • For ice cream: In a large saucepan, whisk together the milk, sugar, salt, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup of the cream. Whisk and cook over medium heat till thickened.
  • Pour through a mesh strainer into a glass bowl. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups cream and vanilla. Place in an ice water bath to cool, then chill for at least 3 hours. Freeze in an ice cream maker.
  • Spread about a third of the ice cream mixture into freezer safe container. Then add a third of the chocolate sauce, and a third of the chocolate covered peanuts. Repeat layers. Cover and freeze for 2-3 hours till firm.
  • Notes

    I originally shared this recipe at Today's Creative Life

    Love homemade ice cream like we do? Here are a few more yummy recipes to try:

    Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream
    No-Churn Mud Pie Ice Cream
    Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
    Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream

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