I’m all for healthy eating, but who can resist dreamy ice cream sundaes?
Whether you’re finishing a meal or sneaking in an afternoon treat, you can’t go wrong with these cool desserts!
When I was a kid, ice cream sundae meant picking from my favorite McDonald’s McFlurry flavors.
But now I know they’re so much more versatile!
Drizzle them with hot fudge, sprinkle them with crumbled Oreos, or freshen them with mango!
You can make an ice cream dessert any way you please.
So grab a spoon and dig into these 20 scrumptious ice cream sundae recipes!
You know we have to start out with the classic sundae we all know and love!
Simple vanilla ice cream and rich decadent hot fudge are a match made in heaven.
Of course, the kid in me can’t resist whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
This recipe will walk you through making the best hot fudge from scratch. You’re just six ingredients away from your favorite hot fudge sundaes.
You can’t go wrong with a traditional banana split. What’s not to love?
Slice your banana in half, then scoop on the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream.
Top your scoops with chocolate, pineapple, and strawberry sauce. Then, add whipped cream and, of course, the cherry on top!
Better grab two spoons and your favorite person, as this recipe makes one big dessert.
Okay, sundaes are good. But chocolatey sundae pie? YUM.
It has layers of whipped cream cheese and easy chocolate mousse in a crumbly chocolate crust.
Forget the hot fudge, you won’t need it.
This recipe has some serious ice cream vibes and is best served chilled. Nobody will know if you sneak a bite or two from the fridge.
Everyone knows that milk from the bottom of the bowl is the best part of cereal. And ice cream made with cereal milk is out of this world.
Sure, it will take a healthy dose of cereal to get that sweet fruity flavor. But the resulting custardy cream is so worth it!
You can make this ice cream with any of your favorite cereals, but I prefer fruit cereal.
Make it a day ahead, then top it with crunchy cereal for texture and flavor.
If you try any recipe from this list, this has to be it. I promise you’ll fall deeper in love with this sundae with every bite.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of love to go around with second servings.
First, make your decadent and warm banana bread. Then, prepare the sweet rum caramel sauce. All that’s left is to assemble it and dig right in.
Fair warning, everyone will be begging you for this recipe. You’ll want to keep it your secret.
Craving that campfire flavor, but don’t want to leave the kitchen? Check out this s’mores sundae!
The ice cream in this recipe is made with toasted marshmallows in it.
Add in graham cracker crumble and rich chocolate ganache for s’mores in a bowl.
Sometimes, hot fudge just isn’t enough. If you find that statement to be true, dig into these turtle sundaes!
They’re made with creamy vanilla custard, homemade caramel, hot fudge, and pecans. It’s a classic turtle sundae, all dressed up and ready to go!
I’m a sucker for brownie sundaes. If you can resist warm fudgy brownies and ice cream, you’re stronger than me.
Whip up your favorite brownies and top them with ice cream, hot fudge, and peanuts. Why not add sprinkles, too?
Chocolate sauce might be the classic sundae topping, but I prefer berry. It’s just so simple, colorful, and sweet.
You’ll adore this easy berry compote and the sweet addition it adds to ice cream.
Not to mention, making your own whipped cream makes for the best sundaes ever.
What makes vanilla ice cream even better? Warm caramelized peaches and crunchy toasted oats.
This recipe is bursting with sweet summer flavors. Adding crunchy granola oats adds texture to every bite.
Honestly, peach cobbler is good, but peach sundaes are better!
I love finding a great recipe that has beautiful contrasting flavors. Sweet plums and peaches covered in a reduced balsamic glaze are dangerously good.
When you pile them on ice cream, you get beautiful color and tantalizing flavor.
12. Italian Affogato
This might not be a looker, but you have to try an affogato at least once in your life.
If you love coffee and ice cream, this recipe is sure to hit the spot.
Imagine dessert and after-dinner espresso all in one cup. Creamy vanilla ice cream is covered in espresso and a splash of coffee liqueur.
Talk about sophistication!
Who doesn’t love apple pie a la mode? Flip it around and top vanilla ice cream with apple pie filling.
You make easy caramelized apples and candied pecans for your sundae toppings. The warm fall flavors are perfect on top of coconut ice cream.
14. Cherry Sundae
Add a healthy scoop of cherry cheesecake ice cream to the bottom of your jar.
Then, add chocolate sauce, coconut, cookie crumbs, and almonds. Don’t forget the obligatory cherries on top!
These sundaes are a great picnic or party treat. They’re even better if you have some left to freeze for later.
Look out Blizzards, there’s a new sheriff in town. Easy, delicious ice cream can be made in the comfort of your own home.
Make your own Oreo ice cream with just three ingredients. Sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and, of course, Oreos.
Ok, so this isn’t a true sundae. But it is if you add hot fudge on top!
You can officially enjoy creamy, frozen treats with no guilt. This tropical sundae will transport you straight to paradise.
Blend up frozen banana and mango chunks for your “ice cream.” Then, top it with creamy coconut sauce and dig right in.
This is one recipe you’ll come back to time and time again, especially knowing it’s so healthy.
If you need a gorgeous and flavorful ice cream sundae, this is the recipe for you. It features so many ingredients for a beautiful meld of flavors.
It’s made up of candied bacon, pecans, and chocolate-dipped potato chips. Don’t forget the whipped sour cream and bourbon caramel sauce, too.
There might be a lot going on in one sundae, but I promise you these flavors work.
18. Churro Sundae
Moms everywhere are saying this sundae is spicy just so they don’t have to share.
You get deep-fried churro dough, warm cinnamon sugar, and vanilla ice cream in every bite. Sprinkle it with chopped pecans for a little crunch, too!
This recipe yields enough churros for eight, and that’s a lot of sundaes. You might opt to share after all.
Tart lemon meringue pie is the perfect partner in crime for creamy vanilla ice cream.
You’ll love the sophistication of these sundaes for dinner parties.
This recipe uses store-bought lemon curd, but you can easily make your own.
Scoop the ice cream and lemon curd, bake the pie crust with cinnamon sugar, and assemble!
Sinfully sweet chocolate chip cookie dough, hot fudge, caramel, and of course sprinkles make up this classic sundae.
Embrace your inner kid and go for a double scoop. Adding chopped peanuts adds the perfect crunch to this sweet and creamy sundae.
You make your own eggless cookie dough for this recipe. The recipe is like regular cookie dough, but no risk with big scoops!
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