10 Ice Cream Toppings You Should Always Have on Hand

10 Ice Cream Toppings You Should Always Have on Hand

What is peanut butter without jelly, a lock without a key, or a pen without paper?

What is ice cream without toppings? A sad, sad story.

By always keeping ice cream toppings on hand you can escape the sad fate of the naked ice cream.

10 Ice Cream Toppings You Should Always Have on Hand

Though everyone may have different preferences, we’ve narrowed our favorite toppings down to those must-haves. If you want to always be ready to serve a sundae, here are 10 ice cream toppings you need to have.

1. Chocolate

For chocolate lovers, an ice cream sundae isn’t complete without it. Keep hot fudge, magic shell, or chocolate syrup in stock at all times.

2. Fruit

Ice cream can be healthy if you add fruit, right? Bananas, strawberries, and pineapple can be delicious and make you feel a little less guilty.

3. Candy

Pick up small candies like M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, along with crushed Oreos and chocolate chips! Have another favorite? You can’t go wrong with whatever candy you choose.

4. Whipped Cream

Whipped cream adds a delicious light and fluffy texture to ice cream. Plus, it makes any sundae look complete.

5. Caramel

Some go for caramel chews, others go for caramel syrup. Either way, just make sure you’ve got it.

6. Maraschino Cherries

Your sundae really isn’t a sundae without the cherry on top.

7. Nutella

Have you tried Nutella on ice cream yet? If not, you’re missing out. Introduce this topping to your guests and they’ll never look back!

8. Marshmallows

Marshmallows are fun and the perfect kind of chewy–go for the mini kind. We also highly recommend s'mores ice cream toppings, so along with marshmallows, add graham cracker crumbles and warm hershey's fudge.

9. Granola

Granola taste great in yogurt, why not add it to ice cream? Granola is a sweet crunch and compliments creamy ice cream well.

10. Coconut

Coconut shavings add a tropical flair. Stick back, eat your ice cream, and imagine that you’re enjoying it on an island somewhere.

To really set the bar high, make your own soft serve ice cream at home! Homemade ice cream plus these toppings is the real match made in heaven. Enjoy!