There aren't many treats on this planet that can beat an ice cream sundae. Is it the whipped cream? The iconic cherry on top? We're not completely sure. All we know is that we love them, and we love them even better when we get to build them ourselves.

Treating your friends and family to an Ice Cream Sundae Bar Party can be as simple or as complicated as you'd like. To give you a head start on both options, we've compiled some of our most decadent composed sundae recipes, a guide to a mostly traditional sundae bar and also a few toppings we'd LOVE to see at our next ice cream party. Also, if you want to get crazy, we've included a few of our favorite homemade ice cream recipes.

Our current favorite sundae: vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, whipped cream and pretzels. Let us know your favorite combination in the comments!

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  • Traditional Sundae Bar

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sundae-bar_n_1060921.html" target="_hplink">Traditional Sundae Bar</a> recipe</strong>

  • Caramelized Bananas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/caramelized-bananas_n_1049941.html" target="_hplink">Caramelized Bananas</a> recipe</strong>

  • Caramelized Pineapple

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/caramelized-pineapple_n_1057608.html" target="_hplink">Caramelized Pineapple</a> recipe</strong>

  • Concord Grape Marshmallows

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/concord-grape-marshmallow_n_1310888.html" target="_hplink">Concord Grape Marshmallows</a> recipe</strong>

  • Rice Brittle Crunch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/rice-brittle-crunch_n_1058641.html" target="_hplink">Rice Brittle Crunch</a> recipe</strong>

  • Salty Caramel Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/salty-caramel-ice-cream_n_1061340.html" target="_hplink">Salty Caramel Ice Cream</a> recipe</strong>

  • Blackberry Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/delicious-blackberry-ice-_n_1058011.html" target="_hplink">Blackberry Ice Cream</a> recipe</strong>

  • Grilled Peach Sundaes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-peach-sundaes_n_1049568.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Peach Sundaes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Apple-Butter Ice Cream With Ginger-Chocolate Ganache

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/apple-butter-ice-cream-wi_n_1061035.html" target="_hplink">Apple-Butter Ice Cream with Ginger-Chocolate Ganache</a> recipe</strong>

  • Tropical Fruit Sundaes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tropical-fruit-sundaes_n_1058759.html" target="_hplink">Tropical Fruit Sundaes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Apple Pie Sundaes With Cheddar Crust Shards

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/apple-pie-sundaes-with-ch_n_1061077.html" target="_hplink">Apple Pie Sundaes with Cheddar Crust Shards</a> recipe</strong>

  • Vietnamese Coffee Sundaes With Crushed Peanut Brittle

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/vietnamese-coffee-sundaes_n_1058773.html" target="_hplink">Vietnamese Coffee Sundaes with Crushed Peanut Brittle</a> recipe</strong>

  • Affogato With Amaretto And Amaretti Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/affogato-with-amaretto-an_n_1057074.html" target="_hplink">Affogato with Amaretto and Amaretti Cookies</a> recipe</strong>

  • Jeni's Farmers' Market Sundae

    If you can watch this video and not want a Sundae, you are stronger people than we are.


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