Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes

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It was in the process of making this triumph of an ice cream sundae, I realized something. I freakin' love making ice creams sundaes. Ice cream by itself is a masterpiece, adding great flavors + textures on top of that is just plain fun.

Like many young kids in my neighborhood growing up, an ice cream sundae meant a trip to Friendly's. Sadly our local Friendly's is now a sushi restaurant, but some of my earliest ice cream memories were at that restaurant. They had this sundae called the Monster Mash which was my go-to. You were supposed to have mint chip ice cream as the base, but I would always substitute black raspberry, my favorite! Then they would combine all sorts of candies to make the face of a little, adorable monster. Early on I learned that with ice cream there were no rules. 

But for easter there seems to be some rules. Frilly cakes, bunny-shaped that + chocolate filled plastic eggs--so I wanted to create something that looked like Easter without being so....Easter? A raspberry pistachio ice cream sundae, that's how! 

Conveniently this is one of my favorite ice cream sundae combos too. So let's get building this sundae, alright?

Start with your base, a few scoops of pistachio ice cream.

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Then add ~ 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds. You can toast these guys, but it's not necessary.

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop

Next add lots of fresh raspberries. The more the merrier here.

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop

This is the funky part, chia seeds! I love how they mimic the texture of raspberry seeds + they provide a bit of crunch. 1/4 a tablespoon of these is good.

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And now it's time for even more crunch + flavor--freeze-dried raspberries

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These guys are really fragile, but that's ok because all you have to do is put a handful in a ziplock bag. Then you smash (em)! The raspberries turn into a bright, slightly sour powder.

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop

Toss some of that raspberry powder over the top of your sundae.

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop

What's a sundae without whipped cream though? You can whip your own, but the canned stuff is just fine. Swirl it on.

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop

To finish add some more chia seeds + crushed raspberry powder.

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop

All you need now is a spoon. Dig through each of the layers to grab each flavor + do I even have to say this, DEVOUR. 

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Sundae // Print (Em) Shop