Hot weather and sunny days call for a refreshing treat. That’s why you need to try a sundae made with this homemade ice cream. After all, what’s a sundae without the most delicious ice cream available?

Everyone likes to top their sundae differently, but one thing is for sure: quality ice cream makes a quality dessert. Whether you like nuts and fruit or chocolate and whipped cream, this homemade ice cream makes the perfect base for your decadent dessert. We’ll throw in a few topping ideas for you, too.

Quick and Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Start your ice cream sundae right with homemade ice cream worth screaming for. Here is a beginner-friendly recipe for vanilla ice cream:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until smooth. Then, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, begin warming the milk. As the milk begins to simmer, gradually add the egg/sugar mixture and stir constantly. Once the mixture reaches 165 degrees, remove from heat and refrigerate in an air-tight container until it reaches 65 degrees. Once your custard has chilled, add the cream and vanilla. From there, you’ll need an ice cream maker to take it the rest of the way. 

Top Your Ice Cream Sundae

According to, the top five most popular ice cream sundae toppings are as follows:

1. Oreo

2. Chocolate syrup

3. Brownie bits

4. Whipped cream

5. Caramel syrup

Looking for some flavor inspiration? Take a trip down to Brianna’s Ice Cream on Ball Road—just a five-minute drive away from Le Med! For a refreshing twist, try adding fresh berries or pineapple on top of vanilla ice cream. Or use fruit puree as a sauce. 

Throw in a Homemade Baked Treat

Make your ice cream sundae all the more exciting by adding a cookie or baked treat. Don’t worry if you’re not in the mood to bake it yourself. The Lincoln Bakery has enough cakes, cookies, and pastries for everyone to choose from.

Cool down this summer with an ice cream sundae constructed with homemade ice cream and your favorite toppings. Don’t forget to add a cherry on top!