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Ice Cream Sundae Recipe

Need an ice cream sundae recipe? We've got tons of easy topping and sundae ideas, just check them out below.

Some are traditional, some are elaborate, some are unique! Whether you're having an ice cream party or you're wanting to make a fun dessert for your family, you'll find all the recipe ideas you need right here!

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Tips for Serving Sundaes

Sundae Prep

  • Buy the right amount of ice cream.
    Typically, a sundae contain 1 to 1 1/2 cups of ice cream. Here's 2 charts to help you determine how much ice cream you will need to buy for the number of guests you are having.
  • Choose complimenting ice cream and toppings: go for traditional combos or a more unique blend of flavors (check out our sundae ideas below!)
  • Choose a location for serving the sundaes that provides ample space for your guests to make their dessert without being crowded.
  • If serving several different types of ice cream, provide a different scoop for each ice cream.
    This allows several guests to serve themself at once and prevents flavors from being mixed. Set out scoops so they are ready to go.
  • Place each topping in a separate dish with it's own separate serving spoon
    This allows several guests to serve themself at once and prevents flavors from being mixed. Place toppings in dishes and set out spoons before the party starts so they are ready to go.
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  • Ice cream bowls and spoons
    • Lots of guests: provide disposable bowls and spoons for easy clean-up
    • Small number of guests: it's fun to provide fun, classy, or themed bowls and spoons to add a little flair to the dish

Serving Sundaes

  • Set ice cream out to soften a few minutes before serving for easier scooping
  • To reduce chaos, let guests form a buffet line to create their own sundaes, especially if you have a large number of guests.
  • Place ice cream back in freezer after everyone is served to prevent melting, encouraging guests to help themselves to more (if you wish)



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Ice Cream Sundae Recipes

Looking for an ice cream sundae recipe? Here's some great combination ideas submitted by our visitors - that you'll be sure to love! Browse, rate, and give them a try! You'll be sure to find a new favorite!

Chicaga Bama Split 
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MocaMintCrunch 
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The Strawberry Social 
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More than a S'more 
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Berrylicious Not rated yet
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Fat Cow Not rated yet
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