How To: The Best Homemade, DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar - with ice cream recipes, toppings, homemade sauces, flavored whipped cream, and more!

“Do-It-Yourself” is always our motto here at NoshOn.It, except you know, DIY always includes a little help from friends. Making food, and especially making dessert brings people together and what’s better than a completely DIY, homemade ice cream sundae bar? With this heat, we truly can’t imagine anything else. Not to mention, the awesome summer parties these recipes can be at the center of! Here at NoshOn.It we’re all about helping you put together the components–whether classic or creative–for the ultimate summer ice cream sundae bar.

Have a summer potluck party where each guest brings one of these delicious homemade ice cream flavors or toppings. Or make this sundae bar for a child’s unforgettable birthday party, minus the adult-only Chocolate Bourbon Whipped Cream and Irish Mudslide Sauce. The smiles and repeated taste testing to follow is sure to be memorable. Actually though, if you just want to try all these amazing sundaes yourself…we will be the last ones to judge. After all, the best part about ice cream is that it freezes so there’s always a way to save more for later. With 7 different ice creams, 4 classic sauces, 3 creative sauces, 3 flavored whipped creams, and 5 unique topping recipes…you’ll have a new sundae creation each night, all summer long.

Chocolate Trinity

Breathe deeply, chocolate lovers, because this Chocolate Trinity ice cream is about to rock your world with rich flavor thanks to bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and authentic cocoa. (Recipe and photo: Becca Bakes)

Chocolate Trinity

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

No more artificial “vanilla essence,” this is true vanilla ice cream. With split vanilla beans that seep authentic flavor into cream and milk, you just might convert some from the dark side (Recipe and photo: Chocolate Moosey)

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

No churn baby! This Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream offers a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture without an ice cream maker. Fresh mint leaves infuse milk for a subtle minty impression, perfect alongside dark chocolate swirls. (Recipe and photo: Cake Crumbs & Beach Sand)

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream

With the addition of smooth cream cheese and real vanilla beans, fresh strawberries bring a summer revival to traditional vanilla ice cream. Top with strawberry sauce for exceptional berry flavor. (Recipe and photo: Tutti Dolci)

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

What could be better than cookie dough ice cream, except for double cookie dough? With a cookie dough flavored base (instead of plain vanilla) and cookie dough pieces, this ice cream creation is truly brilliant. Top with cookie croutons for a “Triple Cookie Dough” sensation (Recipe and photo: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Brown Butter Ice Cream

Sweet, creamy brown butter ice cream is perfect for indulgence. With crunchy cookie croutons, the subtle toffee flavor can be further enhanced with caramel topping and fresh made toffee candy (Recipe and photo: Hungry Girl por Vida)

Brown Butter Ice Cream

Bananas Foster Ice Cream

You heard us right. The famous dessert is now an all-in-one incredible ice cream. Ripe bananas create the ideal smooth texture for this sweet creamy treat (Recipe and photo: Scoop Adventures)

Bananas Foster Ice Cream

Nutella Espresso Hot Fudge

Classic hot fudge is still classic but now it has depth and layers of intense, decadent flavor thanks to rich espresso and hazelnut-filled Nutella. (Recipe and photo: Chocolate Moosey)

Nutella Espresso Hot Fudge

Butterscotch Sauce

Traditionally sweet butterscotch can be recreated by playing with the addition of salt. Still candied with brown sugar, make it your own way for a sundae creation unlike any other. (Recipe and photo: PDXfoodlove)

Butterscotch Sauce

Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

Peanut butter and caramel have always been good friends and with three simple ingredients (peanut butter, sugar, and cream) we wonder why this sauce is yet to be a staple at every roadside shop. (Recipe and photo: Use Real Butter)

Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

Magic Shell

The Magic Shell brings back childhood memories of wonderment. Thanks to coconut oil, there’s no longer a reason to resist the thin, crunchy shell. Try it with white chocolate for some new memories or stick with the classic chocolate to reminisce the old ones. (Recipe and photo: From Away)

Magic Shell

Coffee Syrup

Caffeine fans will jump up for this strong coffee syrup. Quick and easy to make, instant coffee offers a jolt that is ready to drizzle on top of a sundae in minutes. (Recipe and photo: Kleinworth & Co.)

Coffee Syrup

Irish Mudslide Sauce

The beloved cocktail is now deliciously edible on top of ice cream. Irish Cream, coffee liqueur, and smooth cream offer dessert and a cocktail in one. (Recipe and photo: Hungry Couple)

Irish Mudslide Sauce

Roasted Strawberry Sauce

Fruity ice cream enthusiasts will smile wide for this Roasted Strawberry Sauce. Unlike your average corn syrup sweetened strawberry sauce, this recipe roasts the red berries to bring out their natural sweetness while balsamic vinegar offers dimension ideal for strawberry or vanilla ice cream. (Recipe and photo: Chez Us)

Roasted Strawberry Sauce

Bourbon Chocolate Whipped Cream

Fine chocolate and bourbon create a whipped cream that is quite astounding. Warning: once you taste it, you might never go back to traditional whipped cream again. (Recipe and photo: A Local Choice)

Bourbon Chocolate Whipped Cream

Peanut Butter Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut milk adds a subtle, tropical flavor to this peanut butter whipped cream that tastes amazing on top of fruity ice cream. Added bonus of being vegan-friendly. (Recipe and photo: Family Fresh Cooking)

Peanut Butter Coconut Whipped Cream

Peppermint Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is easy to make so why not play up the flavors? Peppermint extract offers an exciting twist on the smooth, airy topping we all love so dearly. (Recipe and photo: i am baker)

Peppermint Whipped Cream

Roasted Cocoa Espresso Almonds

Don’t be afraid to add some crunch to your next sundae bowl. Roasted espresso almonds taste delectable on their own but even better when mixed with the texture of creamy ice cream. (Recipe and photo: In Sock Monkey Slippers)

Roasted Cocoa Espresso Almonds

Vanilla Honey Salted Caramel Popcorn

Don’t knock it until you try it. Popcorn can taste phenomenal with ice cream when paired with the right combination of flavors. To start try this sweet, vanilla and honey salted popcorn on top of chocolate ice cream or branch out with your own flavor combinations. (Recipe and photo: Pineapple and Coconut)

Vanilla Honey Salted Caramel Popcorn

English Toffee

Crumble up this genuine English Toffee, made with true cacao and whole almonds, and place on top of ice cream for a further distinctively sweet and crunchy taste. (Recipe and photo: Oui, Chef)

English Toffee

Cookie Croutons

These twice baked chocolate chip cookies are forever crunchy, making them the perfect add-ins to any flavor ice cream. No more soggy bites! Try this bake method with any type of cookie for your own unique creation. (Recipe and photo: Hungry Girl por Vida)

Cookie Croutons

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bites

Chop up these brownie bites for the ultimate sundae delight. With both a cookie and brownie in one, there’s no way to go wrong! (Recipe and photo: Chocolate Moosey)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bites