Create simple summer sundaes with fresh, whole, natural ingredients.

Posted July 19, 2016

As summer heats up, keeping it simple is the best way to enjoy the bounty of the season. And what better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July than with the simple pleasures of Black Walnut Ice Cream.

Black Walnut is one of the longest-running, most popular ice cream flavors of all time, with a story as unique as its distinctive flavor. All-natural American Black Walnuts grow wild in fields and forests across the heartland. Unlike regular English walnuts, Black Walnuts are a sustainable wild crop that’s hand-harvested by locals.

Take advantage of a summertime harvest of whole, natural ingredients with these simple sundae ideas using Black Walnut Ice Cream! Or visit your grocer or ice cream parlor for Black Walnut Ice Cream in a variety of brands.

Black Walnut and Maple Wild Berry Sundae

Black Walnut Ice Cream (store-bought or homemade)

Top with Maple Butter Sauce (see recipe below)

Finish with fresh wild blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries


Black Walnut and Bitter Hot Fudge Sundae

Black Walnut Ice Cream

Top with Extra Bitter Hot Fudge Sauce (available from

Finish with toasted Black Walnuts or Hammons Black and Gold Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Black Walnuts


Homemade Black Walnut Ice Cream Recipe


Maple Butter Sauce


1 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp. butter

4 Tbsp. heavy cream

Directions: In saucepan, bring maple syrup and butter to boil. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in cream. Store unused portion in refrigerator.