Ten On Tuesday

When it comes to ice cream, I can mostly take it or leave it. But the other night we were at our friend’s house and they set out a “make your own sundae” spread. I tried to resist but, as my friend Anne pointed out, I’d already had a few glasses of sangria so why bother skipping the ice cream? So I didn’t and it was good and it made me think of all the things I love to put on ice cream to make it even better. And a Ten on Tuesday topic was born: Ten Favorite Ice Cream Toppings.

  1. Hot fudge. It’s the quintessential topping for a reason: it’s simply the best.
  2. Whipped cream. When it comes to pie and strawberry shortcake I prefer homemade but when it comes to an ice cream sundae, give me the kind you squirt out of a can.
  3. Nuts. Salted, please.
  4. Peanut butter sauce. Paired with hot fudge or on it’s own, I love it.
  5. Marshmallow. A wonderful alternative to whipped cream.
  6. Butterscotch. Not too much or it’s too sweet, just a little does the trick.
  7. Strawberries, pineapple and bananas – but all 3 must be included and then you’ve got a good ole banana split.
  8. Fresh fruit. I love raspberries and blackberries on vanilla ice cream.
  9. Hot apple pie filling. Trust me, it’s delicious.
  10. Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. I can’t help myself, I love peanut butter.

Those are my favorites – what are yours? Make sure to add your post below if you’re participating. And click here if you want to sign up to receive Ten on Tuesday emails.



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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never been a sundae fan and always felt they were a bit of overkill. There was an ice cream shop here in town that had my favorite and once in a blue moon I’d have one. It was called the Cherry Banana Jubilee….a single scoop of vanilla ice cream, surrounded by banana slices and topped with cherry sauce, a dab of whip cream, and a cherry on top. The bananas had to be bordering on green and the cherry sauce not too generous. I am a picky sundae grrl. Oh and, of course, it was in a pretty glass dish.

  2. says

    What is it about whipped cream in a can? I feel the same way. It just wouldn’t be right to use homemade whipped cream on a sundae.

  3. says

    Ali has an amazing contraption at the coffee shop that makes fresh whipped cream and I am forever spoiled. :)

  4. jill says

    I enjoy a fruit sorbet with berries and nuts. I like the salty nuts with the sweet berries. My oldest makes a fantastic strawberry-balsamic coconut milk ice cream that is hard to pass up. Enjoy your day, Carole.

  5. Robby says

    Oh dear! Trying to decide between ignoring all the related posts for self-preservation and reading them for inspiration. I’m supposed to do a DIY sundae event later this summer.

    Mmmmm, hot fudge sauce. (In my best Homer Simpson voice.)

  6. says

    Apple pie filling – my mom used to mix that with brandy and some other ingredients and put it over vanilla ice cream. I’m going to have to get that recipe from her. It was to DIE for!

  7. Mary K. in Rockport says

    That’s a damn fine list. For home-made whipped cream, we use a sort of mini churn. One pumps several times (in a somewhat lewd fashion if one is inclined to think that way) and voila – whipped cream. No messing with chilled bowls and beaters.

  8. says

    I think your list has the greatest variety in it, and I’ve never heard of the apple pie filling idea. It makes sense, though, because apple pie is so much better with ice cream, so the reverse ought to be true.

  9. says

    I don’t know what that is in the picture…fudge? Shortbread and chocolate? But I say let’s skip the ice cream and move right on to that! And canned whipped cream on the sundae for certain!

  10. Judy says

    Great list. Those peanut butter squares look so good – do you have the recipe? My son loves anything peanut butter. Thanks!

  11. Lin Minnick says

    Fruit Loops! Nobody said fruit loops, stirred into vanilla ice cream of course. Or dry roasted peanuts with Hersheys syrup. The only ice cream i have in the house are 2 drumsticks, quick we’ll have to eat them before the kids get home!