40 Ways To Make An Amazing Ice Cream Sundae

Because something magical happens when ice cream and sauce and fruit and crunchy stuff come together.

Step your sundae game up with these next-level bowls.

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1. Turn an orange peel into an ice cream bowl.

Directions here.

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2. Make chocolate cups for your sundae.

Directions here.

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3. Make a chocolate chip bowl with a muffin tin.

This is a little harder than it looks. Use a harder cooke dough and limit the amount you put on the muffin pan. For more tips go here.

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4. Use an apple to make an edible sundae bowl.

Full directions here.

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5. Use rice krispies to make a cup.

Directions here.

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6. Make a delicious brownie bowl.

Directions here.

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Instead of plain ol’ vanilla, try something summery and new. If you have an ice cream maker consider it an obligation to try all of these.

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7. Rhubarb and Strawberry Ripple Frozen Yogurt

So light and refreshing. Recipe here.

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8. Peach Ice Cream

Recipe here.

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9. Caramel Hazelnut Gelato

Perfect for all those rich, decadent toppings. Recipe here.

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10. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Recipe here.

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11. Banana Gelato

Great with lots of hot fudge. Recipe here.

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12. Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Skip the s’mores and make this instead. Recipe here.

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Hot fudge is great, but don’t you want to try something new? Something exciting?

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13. Tangerine Thyme Syrup

Recipe here.

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14. Chocolate Nutella Sauce

Because the only way chocolate sauce could be any better is by adding Nutella. Recipe here.

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15. Olive Oil

Yeah, yeah, I know this sounds crazy, but apparently it’s really good on vanilla or chocolate ice cream with lemon zest and sea salt.

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16. Honey

The honey gets really chewy when you put it on cold ice cream. It would be nice with some roasted fruit and nuts.

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17. Ginger Syrup

Ice cream + ginger syrup + curry powder is kinda mind blowing. Recipe here.

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18. Spiced Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Recipe here.

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Because if you’re going to eat ice cream with lots of fudge you need to have something kinda healthy, right?

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19. Brandied Cherries

Go ahead, sneak some booze into your sundae if you want. Directions here.

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20. Grilled Brown Sugar and Balsamic Strawberries

Recipe here.

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21. Homemade Banana Chips.

Recipe here.

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22. Roasted Concord Grapes

These just look so pretty. Recipe here.

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23. Grilled Pineapple

Melty ice cream and warm pineapple is probably, definitely the best thing ever. Recipe here.

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Sundaes are all about texture. Step up your game with these awesome toppings.

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24. Doughnut Chips

Important life advice: if you can sneak doughnuts into whatever you’re eating, do it. Recipe here.

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25. Maple Candied Bacon

Ice cream + bacon + hot fudge + caramel sauce is something to behold. Recipe here.

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26. Caramel Popcorn

Popcorn will add a nice crunch to your sundae without bogging it down. Recipe here.

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27. Honey Roasted Pistachios

It’s chewy, it’s crunchy, it’s sweet, it’s PERFECT. Recipe here.

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28. Thin Mint Cookies

Crush thin mints and put it in your ice cream. Trust me.

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29. Olive Oil Granola.

Yogurt and granola is decidedly the best breakfast ever, so turn it into dessert with ice cream? Recipe here.

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If you don’t trust yourself to find the right combination of all of those crazy options, we can’t blame you. Here are some ideas.

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30. Warm Caramel with Nectarine and Granola Sundae

Recipe here.

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31. Roast Cherry and Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundae

BROWNIES. Recipe here.

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32. Cajeta Ice Cream Sundae with Agave Maple Bacon Syrup and Banana Chips

SO MUCH ICE CREAM. Recipe here.

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33. Bacon Sundae with Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

GET IN MA BELLY. Recipe here.

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34. Blueberry Corn Ice Cream Sundae

Recipe here.

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35. Ice Cream Sundae with Caramel Bourbon Sauce

Recipe here.

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36. Lemon Curd Pistachio Sundae

Recipe here.

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37. Grilled Watermelon Sundae with Honey and Lime Syrup

This IS summer. Recipe here.

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38. Apple Pie Sundae with Cheddar Crust Bites © Con Poulos

Just because its hot out doesn’t mean you can’t eat apple pie. Recipe here.

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39. Vegan Raspberry Vodka Ice Cream Sundae

Recipe here.

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40. Popcorn Crunch Sundae

This is the sundae from ABC Kitchen in New York and it is the most perfect thing you will ever eat. Recipe on Bon Appétit.

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