Recipe: Cinnamon Taco Boat Sundaes

When I think of watching The BIG GAME (you know the one!) I think of food. Lots and lots of food! But it all needs to be easy to make and eat – plus it need to be delicious! I love the idea of being able to move around at a tailgate party and eat, so when Old El Paso came out with their Tortilla Taco Boats I was inspired to use them! I found them along with Stand’n Stuff Taco Shells and other Old El Paso products at my local Walmart, so be sure to check for them there.
Recipe: Cinnamon Taco Boat Sundaes

I know I can make taco salad in the Old El Paso Taco Boats, so that was easy. But I really wanted to make them as a dessert too, so I made some AMAZING Cinnamon Ice Cream Sundaes! They are pretty darn delish  – and I know my fellow football fans will enjoy them when we root for our favorite teams in the Big Game!
Recipe: Cinnamon Taco Boat Sundaes

You will need:

  • Old El Paso Taco Boats – I used the soft flour tortilla variety but they also come in Mini and Wheat
  • Melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • Vanilla wafers, crushed (about 3 cups)
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate shavings

How to make Fried Ice Cream Sundae Boats

  • Enough oil to fill a saucepan or a fryer (vegetable or peanut oil works well!
  • Make as many 1/2 cup balls of ice cream as you need (about 1-2 per person and freeze for about an hour.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush melted butter on the Old El Paso Taco boat, lightly coating it. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
  • Mix 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar with crushed vanilla wafers.
  • Roll each ball of ice cream into the vanilla wafer mixture until well coated
  • Place 1-2 in each Taco Boat and top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a cherry!
  • Serve immediately.

OMG right? SO easy! You can even bake the Taco Boats ahead of time and bring everything else to the party and cheer on your favorite team!
Recipe: Cinnamon Taco Boat Sundaes
*this post is sponsored by Acorn Influence and Old El Paso. All opinions are 100% my own.