Y’all know I love to make a board. I’ve made lots of different boards, but this Ice Cream Sundae board might be my new favorite. It was surprisingly easy to put together and would be such a fun treat for a girl’s night or just for some summer fun with your kids.
I put this ice cream sundae board together for a “board night” with some girlfriends. The concept is that everyone brings a different type of board. Now, if you have been a long time reader of this blog, you know I love to make a board. This was the perfect party for me. I wanted a challenge and to do something different that I hadn’t done before.
Everyone really showed up on the board front. We had a french fry board with fries from different fast food restaurants, a little debbie board with sweet treats, a popcorn board with all the fixings, a gourmet pretzel board, a cheesecake board, a classic charcuterie, a healthy veggie board and even a cocktail board with specialty cocktails!
I was so excited to add my ice cream board to the mix. In this blog post, I’m going to share everything I used to make it and how I put it together.
How to Make an Ice Cream Sundae Board
Boards and Tools
First, I used this 20×13 board with handles. I felt the handles were important because there are a lot of pieces to this board and I wanted to make sure everything stayed in place. I also knew if I had to carry it, it would be heavy and the handles would help distribute the weight. Finally, I needed a board big enough to hold all the different pieces.
My next item to find was this galvanized tub. This was a CHALLENGE! I thought I could just head over to Joann or Michaels or Home Depot or Hobby Lobby or any kind of craft store. They had lots of different options, but not exactly what I needed. I ended up finding this container on Amazon. It’s a little bit bigger than I would have liked, but it worked. I had my husband pop the handles off with a screwdriver and it fit fine. I will be keeping an eye out for a smaller container so I can do this again with more items, but for now, I like this one.
Then I purchased these little jars with lids. I felt the lids were important because I could pre-fill the containers with toppings and then just pack all the containers to go to the party and assemble the board when I got there. Moreover, I was right, this was the move. I bought mine from Michaels and I can’t find them online. If you want the exact ones, they are near the vases in the floral department at Michael’s, but these from Amazon are similar.
I then bought a few wider jars to hold things like cherries and gummy worms. I only ended up using two, but you could easily add more.
Then I purchased these squeeze bottles for caramel, chocolate and marshmallow sauce. This is a great way to have your sauces and keep your board looking cute.
Finally, I purchased matching ice cream scoops because I just didn’t have five ice cream scoops chilling at my house. I wanted them to match, so I just purchased some cheap scoops to use for this board. I bought mine at Kroger, but these are perfect for what I was trying to accomplish.
Ingredients for an Ice Cream Sundae Board
Here is where you have a lot of freedom to get creative! Basically, whatever you want on your Ice Cream Sundae board, you can add. I’ll break down what I used though.
Ice Cream – Obviously, this is important. I went with a mint chocolate chip, vanilla, strawberry, chocolate with chocolate chips, and cookies and cream. Also, I actually think with this container, I could have used one more. I had the room.
Toppings – These filled my little jars and I used cherries, gummy worms, marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, fudge stripe cookies, crushed nuts, mini M&Ms, Reese’s pieces and gummy bears.
Sauces – For sauces, I used a chocolate syrup, a caramel sauce and marshmallow creme.
Other Items – These I placed around the sides, but I used waffle bowls, sugar cones, a sliced banana, sliced strawberries, chocolate chip cookies and whipped cream.
Ice – to keep the ice cream cold!
How to Assemble an Ice Cream Sundae Board
Before assembling the board, I washed everything. All containers, boards, scoops, squeeze jars, fruits, plates, etc. Then I filled all my jars with the toppings and the squeeze bottle with sauces. I cut the banana in half and then cut the peel down one side. I opened the peel slightly and sliced the banana inside the peel to keep it all together. Also, I sliced some fresh strawberries.
When it was time to actually assemble the board, I put the board down first, then the galvanized container in the middle. I placed all the toppings around in their little jars and gave the ones that needed it a tiny spoon or fork. Get creative with the fit. I put the sauces at one end. Then I put the stacked sugar cones in one corner and lined the side with fruits and cookies. I put the waffle bowls on a plate next to the board.
For the ice cream, I put the different flavors in the container and then used a cup to pour crushed ice around the sides. You can also pick up a bag of nugget ices from Sonic, Chick-Fil-A or Zaxbys to do this and have cohesive-looking ice. Then open the containers, put out your scoops and you are ready to serve!!
Do you like to make boards? Have you ever had a board party? What is your favorite ice cream flavor?