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Black Forest Sundaes

Ice cream alone is a treat, but we all know that sundae toppings are where it’s really at. For this Black Forest Sundae specialty, make homemade Bing cherry sauce and hot fudge — store-bought versions just don’t even compare.

Black Forest Sundaes

The Black Forest Sundae brings together some of the finest flavors on our menu. Braum's rich fresh baked chocolate bundt cake, vanilla ice cream, cherry topping, hot fudge, and whipped cream make a wonderful delicious taste treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Forest, black forest cake, Black Forest Sundaes, Desserts, icecream, Red Wine, Summer Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 696kcal



  • 1 lb. Fresh or frozen Bing cherries, pitted 
  • cup Sugar 
  • ¼ cup Apple juice 
  • 2 tbsp. Dry red wine  
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 tbsp. Apple juice 
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch


  • ¾ cup Sugar 
  • ¾ cup Heavy cream 
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp. Espresso powder


  • Vanilla ice cream 
  • Crushed chocolate wafer cookies 
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream
  • Chocolate wafer cookies, halved


  • For the cherry sauce, simmer cherries, sugar, ¼ cup apple juice, wine, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Combine 2 Tbsp. apple juice and cornstarch in a bowl until smooth; whisk into cherry mixture and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Let sauce cool at least 10 minutes before serving
  • For the hot fudge, combine sugar, cream, cocoa, espresso powder, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil fudge 3 minutes, stirring, then remove from heat. Let fudge cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • For the sundaes, layer 2–3 scoops ice cream with cherry sauce, fudge, and crushed cookies in each of eight serving dishes; garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and cookie halves.


Per serving, Calories: 696

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories696
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 33g 51%
    • Saturated Fat 19g 95%
  • Cholesterol 110mg 37%
  • Sodium 302mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 95g 32%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Protein 9g 18%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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