Red Wine Ice Cream Sundae Recipe

Homemade red wine ice cream with vanilla bean whipped cream, spiced red wine syrup, and lavender almonds make the ultimate ice cream sundae.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Red Wine Ice Cream

  • 1 bottle of red wine (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 2 tsp Powdered Sugar

Spiced Red Wine Syrup

  • 1 bottle red wine (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp peppercorns, bruised
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lavender Almonds

  • 1/2 lb Marcona Almonds
  • 1.5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2.5 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dried Lavender
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


Red Wine Ice Cream Recipe

  1. Follow the instructions here

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Recipe

  1. Place a metal mixing bowl in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to making the whipped cream. If using a whipped cream dispenser, place that in the fridge as well.
  2. Slice open the vanilla bean and scrape the caviar from the inside. Set aside.
  3. When cold, remove the bowl from the refrigerator add the vanilla bean, cream, and powdered sugar. If using a whipped cream dispenser, whisk together until just combined then pour in the canister. Follow whipped cream dispenser instructions. Otherwise, whisk with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes on high, until whipped cream is stiff.

Spiced Red Wine Syrup Recipe

  1. In a large skillet, combine all the ingredients over medium-high heat. Leave uncovered and cook the wine down into a syrup. This took about 15 minutes for me. When it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, it is ready. Place in a glass jar. When cool, store in the fridge.

Lavender Almonds Recipe

  1. Using a mortal and pestle, ground the dried lavender into a fine powder.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°. Place almonds in a single layer on a baking. Roast for 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Toss the almonds with the olive oil, salt, sugar, and ground lavender. Store in an airtight container.

Red Wine Ice Cream Sundae Recipe

  1. To assemble the sundae, scoop some of the red wine ice cream into a wine glass or bowl. Add the whipped cream, drizzle with spiced red wine syrup, and top with lavender almonds. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 400