It’s official. It is summer. Solstice happened, the sun doesn’t set until 9 pm, and there’s officially no good television until September. Time to break out the ice cream!
Whether you gift this adorable Sundae-In-A-Box as a hostess gift, birthday present, or just as a sweet surprise to a neighbor or friend, you’ll make any warm summer evening a little more fun and a lot more delicious.
Summer is a busy time, so we’ve made this DIY extra simple. Everything you need is available at your local grocery store, but since we love making things a little extra special, we’re including our favorite hot fudge recipe for anyone who wants to add a little homemade charm to their ultimate sundae kit.
To make a “just add ice cream” sundae-in-a-box, head to your favorite supermarket and gather your supplies. You’ll need:
- Hot Fudge—unless you decide to make your own…
- Favorite candy—we loved this cute jar of jelly beans from Target, but M&Ms or gummy bears are great alternatives.
- Maraschino cherries
- Ice cream cones
- Ice cream scoop
Hot Fudge Sauce
Courtesy of the Pioneer Woman
- 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 stick Salted Butter, cut into pieces
- 3 teaspoons Vanilla
Whisk together the coca powder and sugar, and then slowly stir in cream. Heat in a saucepan on medium heat until warm. Add in the butter and vanilla and stir until combined. Let sauce cool for five minutes, and then transfer to a mason jar. Sauce will solidify as it cools, and can keep for up to two weeks in the fridge if kept in a sealed container.
Gather supplies in a cute basket or container with a “just add ice cream” note, and you’re ready to deliver a gift that will have everyone screaming for ice cream.