I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream – especially when it’s a Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board like this! So much fun and yum!

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

There is nothing like a creamy and cold ice cream sundae to top off a hot summer afternoon. A Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board makes summertime even sweeter for everyone! With so many different elements and combinations, the possibilities are nearly endless. Each person can choose their very favorite ice cream flavors, crunchy toppings and extras to create their ultimate sundae.

Watch Me Build an Ice Cream Sundae Board!

Join me in the kitchen as I build a build-your-own sundae board perfect for a birthday party!

Ice Cream Parlor Fun at Home

A customizable board like this lets you enjoy the ice cream parlor from your own home. From classic vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on top to fun concoctions with toppings like M&M’s, gummies, and marshmallow sauce, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

While it may look and feel (and taste!) extravagant, this board is really pretty simple to assemble and makes for such a memorable ice cream experience. Here’s how it’s done:

Place a galvanized bucket in the middle of a wood board (I used this 18″ x 12″ walnut wood board). Wait to put the ice cream and ice in the bucket right before you’re ready to serve the board. Place some waffle bowls, ice cream cones and/or small serving bowls in one corner of the board. Put all of the ice cream toppings in mini serving bowls around the bucket. You can browse my favorite serving bowls on my Board Building Accessories favorites page.

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

Heat the jars of fudge sauce, marshmallow sauce and caramel sauce according to jar directions. Place the warm sauces at the bottom of the board. Put the whipped topping on or next to the board. Grab your favorite containers of ice cream and put them in the galvanized bucket with lots of ice around them to keep them frozen. Set out several ice cream scoops and let the fun begin!

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

Options Galore!

The best part about this board is that, with so many options, everyone can join in on the ice-cream excitement! Some of our favorite elements include:

ICE CREAM:

Classic ice cream flavors like chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Some brands we love are Blue Bell, Tillamook, Braum’s and Häagen Dazs, but feel free to use your favorite brand. Depending on the size of your party, I recommend getting smaller containers, like pints, of ice cream so that you have more flavor options. A few “fun” flavors that we like including are rocky road, cookies ‘n’ cream, mint chocolate chip, peanut butter fudge, or even cookie dough!

TOPPINGS:

Crunchy toppings such as chopped nuts, sprinkles, crumbled Heath bar, crushed Oreos and mini chocolate chips. Cookies and candies are a must! There are even mini fudge stripes cookies, Reeses Pieces, M&M’s, gummy worms, and mini peanut butter cups on this board. And don’t forget the whipped cream and maraschino cherries!

SAUCES:

Drizzling sauces like fudge, caramel and marshmallow are a must!

Add any other fancy extras that your ice-cream-loving hearts desire!

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

You can find more inspiration for a Build-Your-Own Sundae Board in my Beautiful Boards cookbook on page 145. There are step-by-step instructions for this board (and 49 others!) that are sure to give you and your loved ones the ultimate eating experience!

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

Of course, the most important part of such a yummy-looking board is enjoying your sundae at the end. Be sure to share your Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board creations with me on social media @thebakermama and enjoy the sweet experience!

xoxo,

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Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board by The BakerMama

Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 10+

Description

I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream – especially when it’s a Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board like this! So much fun and yum!


Ingredients

Ice Cream:

  • Pints of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies n’ cream, rocky road, mint chocolate chip, chocolate almond, peanut butter fudge…

Toppings:

  • sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, crumbled Heath Bar, Reese’s pieces, fudge stripe cookies, chopped peanuts, mini peanut butter cups. gummy worms
  • whipped cream topping
  • maraschino cherries

Sauces:

  • hot fudge
  • caramel sauce
  • marshmallow sauce

Bowls/Cones/Cups:

  • waffle bowls
  • waffle cones
  • cake cones
  • small serving bowls

Instructions

  1. Place a galvanized bucket in the middle of a wood board (I used this 18″ x 12″ walnut wood board). Wait to put the ice cream and ice in the bucket right before you’re ready to serve the board.
  2. Place some waffle bowls, ice cream cones and/or small serving bowls in one corner of the board.
  3. Put all of the ice cream toppings in mini serving bowls around the bucket.
  4. Heat the jars of fudge sauce, marshmallow sauce and caramel sauce according to jar directions. Place the warm sauces at the bottom of the board.
  5. Put the whipped topping on or next to the board.
  6. Grab your favorite containers of ice cream and put them in the galvanized bucket with lots of ice around them to keep them frozen.
  7. Set out several ice cream scoops and let the fun begin!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Great idea. I am going to do this on a larger scale for a wedding reception. The galvanized bucket is perfect. Where did you find that?

    1. Hi Kelly! This will be so perfect for a wedding reception. You can find galvanized buckets this size at Michael’s, JoAnns, Home Depot and Lowe’s. Hope this helps and that the ice cream sundae board is a big hit! Enjoy!

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