Grand Marnier Fruit Sundaes
Orange Cognac, Fresh Fruit, Ice Cream

Grand Marnier Fruit Sundaes
Refreshing, intoxicating, and decadent - What a Dessert!

If there’s a secret to this dessert - it’s in the ice cream. After all, the cognac and fruit can’t be improved upon. Perfection.

But the ice cream - get the best one you like the most.

The orange of Grand Marnier works so nicely with the fruit and cream. Seconds anyone?

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Cognac - what a good thing to happen to wine. And orange. Yes! Now let’s marinate some fresh fruit, add some quality ice cream, and relax after this wonderful meal.


This recipe will feed 12 people, and will easily double or more. Read about Party Food Quantities and how to plan for the right amounts.

Grand Marnier Fruit Sundaes Recipe Shopping List
for 12 People:

___2 - 700ml bottles of Grand Marnier - no substitute

___2-3 each of fresh apple, pear, orange, plum, apricot, etc.

___3 lemons

___2 cups of strawberries

___1 cup of blueberries

___1/2 gallon quality vanilla ice cream


The Day of the Party:

Hours before the party, clean and cut spoon size pieces of a variety of fruits.

Take some time with this to get the fruit the same sizes.

It makes it much easier to eat when the sizes are similar.

Cut strawberries in quarters, and leave blueberries intact.

In a bowl, squeeze out the juice from 3 lemons. Add cold water, enough to cover the fruit you’ve cut.

Place the cut fruit in the lemon water for 10 minutes, except for the berries.

Pour off the water, and replace it with Grand Marnier. Don’t use it all - save as much as you can for later. Add the strawberries and blueberries, but not the raspberries. Gentle stir it around a bit, cover with film and set aside for 2 hours.

Set up champagne flutes or parfait glasses, then layer in the ice cream and the marinated fruit.

Sprinkle in a blueberry or two as you go. Think artful, decorative and beautiful.

Splash a little cognac on top when you’re ready to serve.

Presentation: Your Eyes Eat First

We like to have some Grand Marnier available to serve along side this dessert.


The marinated fruit may or may not hold up - but who cares. Enjoy!

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