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Spaghetti Ice Cream

Spaghetti with tomato sauce? Nope, it's ice cream with strawberry sauce. Learn how to make it with this one weird trick.

Spaghetti with tomato sauce? Nope, it’s ice cream with strawberry sauce. Learn how to make it with this one weird trick.

For a little extra summer dessert fun, all you need is this one weird trick: Make ice cream “spaghetti” with a potato ricer, and top it with fresh strawberry sauce and coconut flakes for your “sauce” and “parmesan.” Spaghetti ice cream: Yes, it’s that easy!

spaghetti ice cream with toppings

Of course since it’s summer, you’re going to want fresh strawberry sauce (none of that stuff that comes in a jar). And luckily, that’s one of the easiest things you can make. Check it out:

Spaghetti Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

A "spaghetti" with "sauce" ice cream dessert that'll tickle your guest's fancy - and their taste buds!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jeanne Fratello


  • 2 pints fresh strawberries hulls removed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream creamy is best; not a low-fat variety
  • 1 T. shredded coconut


  1. Put the strawberries in a food processor and puree until liquefied. Pour the strawberry mixture into a medium saucepan and add the sugar. Stirring the mixture frequently, heat until boiling. Let the mixture continue to simmer for two minutes, then remove from heat and cool. When the sauce has cooled, chill it in the refrigerator.
  2. For the ice cream: Freeze six bowls so they are thoroughly chilled. Allow the ice cream to stand out in its container for 5 to 10 minutes to soften. Squeeze the ice cream through a potato ricer, distributing equally among the bowls. Top with strawberry sauce and shredded coconut. Serve immediately.

Potato ricer

Spaghetti ice cream

spaghetti ice cream and sauceHere’s a fun fact: Spaghetti ice cream is a popular treat in Germany. It’s better known as spaghetti eis.

Also, here are a few spaghetti-making tips:

  • Use a creamy vanilla ice cream – or your own homemade ice cream.
  • Let the ice cream soften until the ice cream scoop goes through it easily.
  • Freeze the bowls ahead of time, if practical, so that the ice cream keeps its shape for as long as possible.
  • The ice cream will get a little oozy, so keep a paper towel or napkin on hand to clean up spills.
  • Chill the strawberry sauce so that it doesn’t melt the ice cream on contact.
  • Serve immediately!

P.S. Need a potato ricer? We’re partial to this one from RSVP International. (Note: this links to Jolly Tomato’s affiliate account.)



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One Response to Spaghetti Ice Cream

  1. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious June 5, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    OK, this is just the most clever thing, EVER!

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