Grab the Ice Cream Scooper, Because It’s Sundae Season!

Ice cream sundaes have been putting smiles on faces since the late 1800s, when, on a serendipitous Sunday, two dishes of vanilla ice cream were garnished with syrup and candied cherries. The classic ice cream sundae—vanilla ice cream, sauce or syrup, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry—will light up anyone’s eyes when served in a traditional tulip-shaped, footed glass vase. Or any vessel for that matter!

Whether you love to be transported to your childhood with a classic ice cream sundae or you are on a quest to create your own signature sundae, one thing’s for certain: ice cream sundaes are a must-have treat to beat the summer heat. And making a sundae couldn’t be easier. If you’re new to making sundaes, here is a step-by-step guide on How to Make a Luscious Ice Cream Sundae (from Food Network).

In addition to taking the classic sundae up a notch in the form of a banana split, other adventurous sundae lovers will incorporate ice cream mix-ins like peanut butter, Snickers, Oreo cookies, strawberries, pistachios, M&Ms, (egg-free) cookie dough, pineapple, walnuts, Whoppers, Fruity Pebbles, and… the list goes on and on.

Try some of these 20 Seriously Upgraded Ice Cream Sundaes from Martha Stewart. Grilled Banana Splits with Hot Fudge and Rum Caramel Sauce? Yes, please! And who can turn down a Brunch Sundae: vanilla ice cream + candied bacon + cubed Belgian waffle + pure maple syrup. Check it out and more at Bite Me More’s Best Ice Cream Sundae Recipes.

Now that you’re craving ice cream, why not celebrate the sundae and plan an ice cream social on Tuesday, July 25th, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! Here are some tips for How to Set Up a DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar from Hello Little Home.