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Ice Cream Toppings + Sundae Bar Tips

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101+ irresistible ice cream toppings to create the ultimate sundae bar—from classic to adventurous options.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Syrups and Sauces

  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Caramel syrup
  • Salted caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce or syrup
  • Strawberry sauce
  • Pineapple sauce
  • Butterscotch syrup
  • Peanut butter sauce
  • Magic Shell topping
  • Honey drizzle
  • Flavored honey whip
  • Marshmallow creme

Candies & Gummies

  • M&Ms – plain, peanut, peanut butter
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Skittles
  • Reese’s pieces
  • Peanut butter cups, chopped
  • Milky Way or Snickers bar chunks
  • Kit Kat pieces
  • Health bars, chopped
  • Gummy bears
  • Gummy worms
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans
  • Chocolate-covered raisins or craisins
  • Crushed Butterfinger
  • Jelly beans
  • Sour patch kids

Chocolate Chips

  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Peppermint crunch chips
  • Mint chocolate chips
  • Espresso chocolate chips

Canned or Fresh Fruit

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Kiwi, diced
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh pineapple, chopped
  • Banana slices
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Ripe mango slices
  • Fruit compote
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Fruit pie filling – apple, cherry, blueberry, peach

Popping Pearls

  • Strawberry popping pearls
  • Kiwi popping pearls
  • Lychee popping pearls
  • Watermelon popping pearls
  • Mango popping pearls
  • Blueberry popping pearls
  • Passion fruit popping pearls
  • Green apple popping pearls
  • Peach popping pearls
  • Raspberry popping pearls
  • Coconut popping pearls

Chopped Nuts

  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Cashews
  • Brazil nuts
  • Mixed nuts
  • Candied almonds

Baked Goods

  • Brownie pieces
  • Mint brownies
  • Pound cake chunks
  • Crumbled rice crispy bars
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate chip cookies, chopped
  • Cookie dough pieces
  • Cheesecake bites
  • Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry wafers
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Pretzels
  • Crushed biscotti
  • Cinnamon sugar churro bites
  • Cake crumbles
  • Shortbread cookie pieces
  • Scone crumbles
  • Pie crust crumbles
  • Rolled wafers
  • Chocolate crunch

Cereal

  • Fruit Loops
  • Granola clusters
  • Cookie Crisp
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Frosted Flakes
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Cocoa Puffs
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Rice Krispies
  • Cap’n Crunch
  • Lucky Charms
  • Choco Crispies
  • Puppy chow

Cone Pieces

  • Sugar cones, chopped
  • Regular cone pieces
  • Waffle cones, chopped
  • Chocolate-dipped cone pieces
  • Sprinkle-coated cone bits
  • Waffle cone bites

Marshmallows

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Fruit-flavored marshmallows
  • Homemade marshmallows
  • Holiday shaped marshmallows
  • Chocolate-covered marshmallows
  • Chocolate, strawberry, or cinnamon stuffed marshmallows
  • Marshmallow creme
  • Marshmallow bits

Whipped Cream

  • Classic whipped cream
  • Homemade whipped cream
  • Cool whip
  • Chocolate whipped cream
  • Caramel-infused whipped cream

Sprinkles

  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Party-themed sprinkles
  • Holiday-themed sprinkles
  • Flaked coconut

Cherries on Top

  • Fresh cherries
  • Chocolate-covered cherries
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Cherry pie filling
  • Sour cherries

Instructions

  1. Set out a variety of ice cream flavors. Scoop for your guests or ask someone to help you scoop.
  2. Provide plastic bowls, spoons, and napkins for easy clean-up.
  3. Set out all the toppings in small bowls or ramekins, including a variety of toppings from the 101+ topping options above.
  4. Organize all the options into types of toppings—put all the sauces together, all nuts, candies, cereal, etc.
  5. Make sure everything is in order in which your guests will need them, for example: 1) bowls, spoons, napkins, 2) ice cream, 3) sauces, 4) toppings, 5) nuts, 6) whipped creams, and 7) cherries.
  6. Include menu cards for topping combinations guests can use to make their own sundaes. See combination recipes here!

Notes

  • Pick as many toppings as you’d like—this list is for inspiration.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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