Forget #summerbod—‘tis the season of sunshine, vacation days, and sundaes. While folks looking for a cool treat may opt for a conservative lick of soft serve or a solo scoop of ice cream, there are shops and restaurants across the country that challenge diners to expand their minds (and waistlines) when it comes to decadent desserts.
Forget the basic banana split or a simple slice of pie a la mode. Grab a spoon (and a few friends) and stop counting calories ASAP to indulge in these over-the-top ice cream sundaes.
Industry Kitchen’s IK Puff
At Industry Kitchen, located in New York City’s South Street Seaport, the modern-American on-the-water restaurant serves a $20 dessert inspired by the French profiterole. It’s a huge puff pastry with burnt sugar ice cream, whipped cream, toasted almonds, and hot chocolate sauce drizzled on top, totaling 2.2 pounds of sugary goodness. Pro tip: If you’re into Instagram, make sure to have your camera ready when the dessert comes out—the chocolate sauce is poured on hot tableside, and you’ll want to get that all-important shot.