Introduction: Homemade Ice Cream Sundae

In this instructable, we aim to help add some spice to your sundae creations. By providing some basic guidelines to create an aesthetically pleasing sundae, our guide will help you to have fun while creating your dairy based delicacy.


Vanilla Ice Cream

Chocolate Syrup

Caramel Syrup




Nilla Wafers

Supplies Needed:



Ice Cream Scoop

*If at any point during these instructions you wish to swap out ingredients or exclude them entirely, feel free to do so, though it may affect the presentation and taste*

Step 1: Scoop Ice Cream

Scoop two balls of ice cream into the bowl. Place them in a line in the center of the bowl. If you are having troubles scooping the ice cream into a perfect ball you can use a spoon to help shape it, as well as separate it from the scoop should it stick. You can also warm the ice cream scoop to make scooping extra easy. If problems persist proceed to the next step, perfection is not necessary for enjoyment.

Step 2: Whipped Cream

Spray a ring of whipped cream around the ice cream in the bowl. Don't be stingy with the whipped cream, you will need a lot for step 3!

Step 3: Nilla Wafers

Place an equal amount of Nilla Wafers into the whipped cream on both sides of the bowl. The amount we recommend for this step is 3 (6 total) on both sides of the bowl.

Step 4: M&M

Sprinkle a light layer of M&M's in between the ice cream and Nilla Wafers.

Step 5: Kit-Kat

Split the Kit-Kat vertically (hot dog style) so you have 2 separate individual Kit-Kats. Then place one in the center of each scoop of ice cream. Next angle them towards each other to make a triangle.

Step 6: Caramel Syrup

Drizzle caramel syrup in a zig-zag pattern across the bowl of ice cream.

Step 7: Chocolate Syrup

In the opposite direction of the caramel syrup, drizzle the chocolate syrup across the bowl of ice cream.

Step 8: Whipped Cream Topper

Put a spritz at the top of the Kit-Kat triangle. Ensure it does not spill over!

Step 9: Additional/Optional Toppings

While this step is not mandatory, there are some additional steps that may allow additional personalization to your sundae.

An easy replacement for the chocolate syrup may include hot fudge. Rather than caramel, strawberry syrup is also available.

A candy cherry may be placed into the whipped cream topper should one desire it, or if the whipped cream topper is large enough to hold one.