A variety of ice cream sundaes, next to bowls, an ice cream scooper, and Lindt Excellence dark chocolate pieces
Your Life with Lindt Entertaining
21 May 2021

How to Set up an Ice Cream Sundae Station

Phoebe Lo is the Toronto-based event planner behind Toronto’s Blossom and Bloom event, an open-concept, floral-and-craft-focused market showcasing local creative businesses, floral designers, artists and musicians.

  1. Stock the right supplies
    Dribbles, splatters and sprinkles are no stranger to ice cream bars so opt for a water-resistant surface or table covering. Line up your flavours and designate individual spoons or tongs for each topping as well as decorative serving dishes in varying sizes.
  2. Plan ahead
    Save time and keep your ice cream cool by pre-scooping and freezing portions prior to the start of the party, and serving and replenishing them as needed. Pop back over to the freezer for your next batch to keep your ice cream as fresh and cold as possible.
  3. Mix it up
    Have fun with flavours and textures. Think beyond the classic ice cream varieties (but have those ready, too) and offer indulgent toppings like white and dark and even flavoured chocolate shavings (we love mint), sprinkles, toasted coconut and marshmallows. Add in an assortment of fruit – think strawberries, bananas and even citrus – and the piece de resistance: chocolate fudge sauce, the finishing touch to any ice cream masterpiece. Learn how to make your own here.
  4. Keep it cool
    When you are ready to open your sundae station, be sure to incorporate an ice bath or ice box with your display to keep everything cool and fresh for as long as possible.
  5. Theme it up
    Play with a theme and surprise your guests with the unexpected. How about a movie-themed ice cream bar or even a colour-coded ice cream station? The possibilities are endless!