Unexpected Ice Cream Toppings You Have At Home
Whether you’re topping off a Pawleys Island fine dining meal or simply getting a break from the heat, one of the most enjoyable summer foods is ice cream. You’ve likely seen restaurants across the country make extraordinary desserts with some unthinkable ingredients. From waffles to macaroons, ice cream is often the staple behind the best treats.
While we’re big fans of a classic vanilla cone, there are endless ways to spruce up a bowl of ice cream. Toppings can be anything from salty to sweet and all that falls in between. Before you head to the baking isle at your local grocery store to create a spectacular ice cream sundae, check your cabinets. It’s likely you have a few unexpected ice cream toppings hiding in plain sight.
Best Ice Cream Toppings
Use our list of simple ingredients to take your ice cream sundae from average to fine dining. No matter your taste, there’s sure to be an ingredient or two you’ll enjoy.
Instant espresso powder is a great vanilla ice cream topping for the coffee-lover in all of us. If you’re a tiramisu fan, you’ll love this topping. Add in a few mini chocolate chips or a drizzle of caramel to compliment the flavor.
Granola adds a great crunch to your smooth scoop of ice cream. Depending on what you add to your granola, this topping is usually a great choice for a variety of ice cream flavors. If you want to add some sweetness to the textured topping, drizzle molasses over the sundae.
Pretzels are a salty textured ice cream topping that we love. The classic flavors of salty and sweet naturally go together, but you can crank up the flavor by using chocolate covered pretzels.
Maple bacon may not be your first thought when it comes to an ice cream topping, but the smoky flavor is a hit with many ice cream lovers. If you want to take your sundae to the next level of flavor (and a little weirdness) add a scoop of Nutella to the mix. The bacon pairs nicely with the sweet ice cream and Nutella flavor.
Cereal boxes beginning to pile up in your pantry? Pull them off the shelf to use as toppings for your next family ice cream night. With so many choices, you’re sure to find one you’ll love. Some of our favorites include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies Treats, and Fruity Pebbles.
Pumpkin spice seasoning is a fall favorite flavor, but there’s no reason you can’t breaking into the spice cabinet a little early. Pumpkin flavoring is always great with vanilla but add it to a caramel or nut-flavored ice cream for a savory treat.
Coconut is a primary flavor of summer. From a great summer cocktail, to the main dish at your favorite Pawleys Island restaurant, coconut can be used in a number of ways. Sprinkles some on top of your ice cream sundae and pair it with cocoa powder or chocolate syrup for a great combination.
We’re ready to help you enjoy ice cream in an all new way. Whether you’re mimicking your favorite Pawleys Island restaurant dessert or being creative with the kids, use our list to create some unforgettable ice cream sundaes.