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The office was abuzz when I invited a Smucker's "sundae specialist" in for an afternoon session of make-your-own sundaes. (Have I mentioned that House & Home is a great place to work?) Anyway, a bunch of us gathered in the kitchen to get pointers from Sarah about how to create the perfect DIY sundae experience.

Some of the basics included using long-handled spoons to reach the very bottom of the sundae dish, pre-scooping softened ice cream and then freezing the scoops on a parchment-lined tray so the ice cream is ready to go when you are, and having a good variety of toppings at hand — squeeze bottles of sauces work best with kids. The most important tip of all is to just have fun with it, like we did, when we made a variety of these Canadiana-themed Smucker's sundae recipes. Try one of these at home!

Nanaimo Mountain Madness Sundae

1 homemade or store-bought brownie (2" x 3", split horizontally)
1 scoop (1/2 cup) vanilla or mint ice cream, softened, divided
1 tbsp Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Topping
Sprinkles, optional
2 tbsp Smucker's Sundae Syrup Chocolate Syrup
1 tbsp toasted coconut, optional

Step 1: Place bottom half of brownie on dessert plate. Top with 1/2 scoop of ice cream. Top with remaining brownie half. Place another 1/2 ice cream scoop on top, drizzle with Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Topping.

Step 2: When magic shell is firm, drizzle with chocolate sundae syrup and garnish plate with toasted coconut.

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Canadian Bacon Bonanza Sundae

Candied Bacon
6 strips uncooked bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar

Sundae
1 strip candied bacon, crumbled
2 tbsp Smucker's Sundae Syrup Caramel Flavoured
Sea salt to taste
1 large scoop (about 1 cup) maple ice cream
Additional bacon for garnish
Additional caramel syrup

Step 1: Combine bacon and brown sugar in small bowl, making sure that sugar evenly coats both sides of bacon.

Step 2: Place bacon on barbecue grill over medium heat, and grill 3-4 minutes per side or until crispy and golden brown. Cool.

Step 3: Combine syrup, crumbled bacon and sea salt in small bowl. Set aside.

Step 4: Meanwhile, place ice cream in serving dish. Drizzle with caramel bacon mixture. Garnish with additional bacon and caramel syrup if needed.

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S'More Supreme Sundae

2 graham crackers, crumbled
3 tbsp Smucker's Sundae Syrup Chocolate Syrup
1 large scoop (about 1 cup) vanilla ice cream divided
1 tbsp chopped dark chocolate
Toasted mini marshmallows
Smucker's Sundae Syrup Chocolate Syrup

Step 1: Place 1/2 of cookie crumbles in bottom of parfait dish. Top with 1/3 of chocolate syrup and half of ice cream. Continue layering, ending with ice cream.

Step 2: Garnish with toasted marshmallows, chopped chocolate, and chocolate sundae syrup.

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For more ice cream ideas, see our Frozen Dessert Recipes.

Photo credits:
1-2. Leslie Williams
3-5. Smucker's

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