Pantry Party: The Best in DIY Ice Cream Toppings

wild-berries Ice Cream is versatile. Served in countries all over the world, off of stands and inside five-star restaurants, ice cream can come in so many different shapes and sizes. But before we give ice cream all the credit, it is safe to say that there are many additions to even the creamiest bowl of vanilla that can shoot your culinary enjoyment through the roof.

Here is a round-up of favorite DIY toppings that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Starting Off With Something Light

Obviously, you can top your scoops off with something naturally sweet. (Although we are still searching for ways to help them negate other calories!) For lighter topping choices consider the following:

  • Bananas

  • A Mixture of Berries

  • Angel Food Cake Chunks

  • Graham Cracker Crumbles

  • Raw Nuts

  • Raisins

  • A Small Amount of Trail Mix

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!  

brownie-squares If fruit is not your flavor you can certainly go another route. I mean, if you already eating something sweet, why not go all the way? Need some extra chocolate? Consider the following:

  • Broken or Bite-Sized Candy

  • Crushed Cookies

  • Mini Chocolate Chips

  • Warm Hazelnut Spread

  • Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans or Berries

  • Brownie Bites

Get Funky

For ice cream lovers that like to take a walk on the wild side, there is always something strange lurking around in the back of your cabinet that might make a surprisingly awesome ice cream topping. What about:

  • Broken Pretzels

  • Popcorn

  • Olive Oil

  • Chip Residue

  • Cereal

  • Beer/Spirits

Do we have your creative juices going? What is the craziest item you have ever used to top ice cream?