Cashew, Lime and Pineapple Sundae – Sierra Leone Flavours

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Pineapple Sundae Ice Cream Recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

I like my ice cream. Especially on top of pancakes with some fruit on the side. And that is just for breakfast.

So of course I would not say no to creating a sundae for Mövenpick ice cream. Especially handy as I had been thinking of recreating one of my Sierra Leonean sundaes for my girly weekend. After browsing through Mövenpick’s range, I saw their luxury vanilla dream ice cream which I knew would be perfect for my Bintu Special – aka cashew, lime and pineapple sundae.

Back home this sundae always started at a very basic level ie picking the cashew apple (from the solitary cashew tree we had). Then I got to eat the fruit, before carefully peeling of the toxic shell and roasting the nut. As fun and exciting as that was, I am glad that now I can just get myself a pack of already peeled cashew nuts to use – there is a lot to be said for convenience.

Pineapple Sundae Ice Cream Recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

On the other hand I miss the pineapples in Sierra Leone – they would suddenly appear in the market as the season came. And there would be pineapple sellers, with ready-peeled slices on their heads, which you’d just be able to lean out of the car, hand over a some cash and have some sweet, warm, fresh pineapple.

This sundae is good. Try to get your pineapple as ripe as possible so that the sweet flavour really contrasts with the lime flavour and complements the slightly sweet roasted cashew. This is fresh and simple and without any syrup, relying entirely on the sweetness of the pineapple. I like to think that is a healthier sundae, at least that is what I tell myself. It really works. Next on my list is a sundae which involves the Mövenpick lemon and lime ice cream.

Pineapple Sundae Ice Cream Recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

See more sundae recipes with Mövenpick ice cream.

Coffee walnut banana ice cream Sundae from London Unattached.

Chocolate sundae royale from Chocolate Log Blog.

White chocolate hot berry sauce ice cream sundae from Fuss Free Flavours.

White chocolate ice cream sundae with a summer berry fudge sauce from Lavender and Lovage.

Sierra Leone flavours – is the spot on my blog where I share both traditional Sierra Leonean recipes and West African fusion recipes.

Thanks to Mövenpick for providing me with supermarket vouchers and sundae glasses to create this recipe for their blogger challenge. The winner will get a 2 hour master class with Cherish Finden from the Langham as well as afternoon tea for two at the Palm Court.


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Pineapple Sundae Ice Cream Recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry
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Cashew, Lime and Pineapple Sundae - Sierra Leone Flavours

A fresh and simple cashew, lime and pineapple sundae.
Servings: 1
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 2 slices of pineapple cored and cut into chunks
  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • 2-3 scoops Mövenpick vanilla dream ice cream
  • 2 tbsp toasted cashew nuts chopped


  • Combine the pineapple chunks and lime juice together.
  • Put half the pineapple chunks in the bottom of the sundae glass.
  • Add in the ice cream.
  • Then top with the remaining pineapple chunks and cashew nuts.
  • Serve immediately.
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  1. As you were describing buying the fresh pineapple slices back home, my mouth flooded at the sheer thought of it Bintu! Roll on summer so we can all indulge in that sweet, heady fragrance and juice of a perfectly ripe pineapple 🙂
    Janie x

  2. That sounds absolutely fantastic – my favourite flavours in one glass – delicious! I have always wanted to taste cashew fruit – have you found anywhere in the UK where it can be bought?

  3. The sundae sounds divine, of course, but I really enjoyed your description of the cashew trees back home. I had no idea that was where cashews come from, and suddenly now I don’t mind paying a lot for them in the supermarket! 😉