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How to build an epic sundae station

T-G-I-Sundaes! Whether it’s movie night, a backyard picnic, or an evening of entertaining outdoors, a DIY ice cream sundae bar is always a welcome surprise. Here’s how to start, plus all the ice cream party supplies you’ll need.

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1. The base: Ice cream cones

Some people prefer cups, while others will always go cone, so have a selection to suit everyone. Think reusable bowls, as well as Compliments Ice Cream Cones, Sugar Cones, Waffle Cones, and Chocolatey Dipped Ice Cream Cones.

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2. The main event: Ice cream

Of course, ice cream is the hero of every cone or sundae. Offer up basics, like Compliments Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, then add in dazzlers like Compliments Butterscotch Wave, Fudge Brownie, and Vanilla Raspberry Ripple Frozen Yogurt for those who like a little extra zing.
 
TIP: Calculate about 1½ cups per person and have bowls of warm water on hand to ensure clean and easy scooping.

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3. The drizzle: The best ice cream sauces

From the classics (hot fudge and caramel) to the less expected (peanut butter, jam, and marshmallow cream). Try Compliments Chocolate-Flavoured Sundae Sauce, Caramel-Flavoured Sundae Sauce, and Compliments Crunchy Peanut Butter.
 
TIP: Set sauces out on plates to catch drippings and avoid extra mess.

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4. Sweet and salty ice cream toppings

Offer up an array to match anyone’s wildest ice cream dreams: Compliments Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzels, Caramel & Cheddar or Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn, Triple Chocolate Crunch or Caramel Buttercrunch , plus sprinkles, fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, cereal, potato chips, mini chocolate bars, and more. The options are endless!

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5. The final touch

What’s a sundae without a Compliments Maraschino Cherry on top?
 
TIP: Keep the whole station inside or in a well-shaded area to avoid melting in the sun, and place the tubs on dry ice in coolers (regular ice will only accelerate melting).

3 easy ice cream hacks

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1. Change your cone

Swap our plain cones for Compliments Chocolatey Dipped Ice Cream Cups. Not only do they look extra special but also biting into a crunchy cone layered with rich chocolate is a sweet bonus.

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2. Flip your ice cream!

Cup or cone: What do you like better? Get the best of both worlds with an upside-down cone in a cup. It’s mess-free and great for kids, too! You can make it extra sweet and fill the cup with your favourite ice cream toppers—we recommend Compliments Triple Chocolate Crunch, Caramel Buttercrunch, or crushed Pretzel Sticks—and dip your cone as you go, so every mouthful of ice cream comes with tasty extras.

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3. Dip your sandwich!

Customize store-bought ice cream sandwiches with an easy dipped design. Start with Compliments Cookies & Cream or Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches, then dip one end in melted chocolate and coat the chocolate with your toppings of choice, such as sprinkles or chopped nuts. Simply refreeze to set the extras and serve!