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Butter Pecan Pancake Ice Cream Sundae

These fluffy warm pancakes topped with creamy butter pecan ice cream and a rich maple caramel drizzle are perfect any day of the week.


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Active Time

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1 Hour

Inactive Time

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1 Hour

Total Time

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2 Hours


1 carton of Häagen-Dazs® Butter Pecan Ice Cream

4 or more pancakes (recipe to follow)

1 recipe of salted maple caramel (recipe to follow)


For Pancakes:

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup whole milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons canola oil or butter


For Salted Maple Caramel:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

*Makes about 3/4 cup caramel sauce


Step 1

For Pancakes: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Slowly whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Continue whisking until pancake batter is even and smooth.


Bowl with flour and whisk bowl with egg

Step 2

Pour small rounds of batter (use a 1/2 cup measure to keep pancakes evenly sized) into a pan. Cook until the surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst (1-2 minutes), flip carefully with a thin spatula and cook until golden brown on the other side (1-2 minutes). Transfer pancake to baking sheet or plate; cover loosely to keep pancakes warm as you prepare the remaining batter.


Pan with pancake

Step 3

For Salted Maple Caramel: In a medium-sized saucepan with a heat-safe spatula or wooden spoon, pour in sugar and stir on medium heat. The sugar will begin to melt away, liquefy and start browning at the edges of the pan. Continue stirring the sugar around the pan to evenly distribute the heat and colored sugar for 2-3 minutes. When the sugar has fully and evenly taken on a nice, mellow brown caramel color, take it off the heat and add the maple syrup, heavy cream, butter and salt. The mixture will expand, and spit up or release heat so stand back.


Mixing caramel with whisk in bowl

Step 4

Back on a medium-low heat, continue stirring the mixture until all ingredients are dissolved and mixture is smooth. Transfer to a heat-safe container and allow to cool at room temperature for two hours or in the fridge for at least an hour. You can store it up to a month in a sealed container.


Butter pecan ice cream syrup in jar

Step 5

For Sundae: Assemble your sundaes however you see fit. One option is standing a pancake up on its side in a sundae glass, scooping the Häagen-Dazs® Butter Pecan Ice Cream in the center and drizzling the salted maple caramel on top of both. Or play up the breakfast inspiration angle and create a short stack of pancakes with scoops of Häagen-Dazs® Butter Pecan Ice Cream and salted maple caramel layered between each.


Pancake stack with ice cream and syrup