Salted Ice Cream Sundae

This salted ice cream sundae is prepared on a salt block.  It makes for a fun and interactive experience for the humans in your life and brings your vanilla bean ice cream to new levels!

Use your creativity and pantry items to build sundaes from everyone’s favorites.  Are strawberries in season?  Go for it!  Do you have a bag of salt and pepper pistachios in the cabinet?  Perfect!

My apologies for the messy photo below.  My ice cream started melting from the light before I could get my camera set up.  Lesson learned, haha!  :D.  This is also why the recipe states to set your salt block in a serving tray or pan.

Salted ice cream sundae prepared on a salt block.

Salt blocks are versatile and fun to use.  They can be used on a grill to make the most incredible shrimp or steak.  Mix things up and use one as a serving platter to add a hint of salt to your appetizers.  Your imagination is the only limit.

Use a salt block to make salt-cured candied strawberries.  They are a delectable treat!  If you currently don’t own a salt block and enjoy trying new techniques in the kitchen, do yourself a favor.  I use mine year-round for grilling, curing, and as a serving platter.

Salted ice cream sundae prepared on a salt block.
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Salted Ice Cream Sundae

This salted ice cream sundae on a salt block is fun and interactive and brings your dessert to new levels!
Prep Time5 minutes
freezing time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream, salt block, sundae
Yield: 2 people
Author: Foodie de Froid
Cost: $50


  • 1 salt block per 2 people
  • 1 heavy large metal spatula


  • 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • chocolate sauce in a squeeze bottle
  • caramel sauce in a squeeze bottle
  • peanuts
  • pretzels broken into small pieces
  • additional toppings of choice Sprinkles, bananas, sliced strawberries, marshmallows, etc.


  • Place the salt block(s) in the lower part of your freezer for at least 6 hours.
  • Remove and place the salt blocks in a serving tray or pan larger than the block to catch any runoff. Place toppings in decorative bowls on the table
  • Place two scoops of ice cream on each salt block. Have your guests smash the ice cream down flat with the spatula and top their portion with their favorite fruits, nuts, and sauces.


One salt block can serve two people.  Use additional salt blocks for more guests.  If you only have one salt block, remove the salted ice cream after smashing it down.  Scoop it up, place the ice cream in serving bowls, and continue the process for each additional guest.

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