The best sundae hacks for ice cream lovers everywhere in honor of National Sundae Day

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How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sundae
From yummy sprinkles, to cherries on top -- there's just something about a good ol' fashion sundae that keeps us coming back for more. When you love sweets (mainly ice cream, if we're being honest) as much as we do, sundaes are your natural go-to.

Luckily for us, today is National Sundae Day and we couldn't be more thrilled. While the true origin of the sundae is unknown, today we celebrate the wide variety of toppings and flavors to choose from when making one of these fabulous creations.

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So, in order to help you celebrate this day RIGHT, we're giving you a couple awesome sundae hacks you definitely need in life. Now, go get your ice cream on!

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1. Take fresh berries to the next level

Sprinkle a little sugar on top and let them sit at room temperature for an hour to draw moisture out.

2. Use toppings that complement the ice cream flavor

McConnell's Olive Oil and Salted Almonds ice cream, for example, goes well with fresh figs, a drizzle of honey and crumbled almond biscotti.

3. Mix and match the ice cream flavors.

4. It's all about nuts

Peanuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts all add texture and crunch to a sundae.

5. Experiment with whipped cream

To make a maple-bourbon version, pick your favorite whipped cream recipe and add a tablespoon of bourbon then use maple syrup instead of sugar.

6. Never underestimate the power of a crumbled Girl Scout cookie

Thin Mints pair oh so well with mint ice cream and hot fudge, FYI!

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