If you ask me, the best part of an ice cream sundae is the toppings. While they tend to be indulgent, I find piling gummy bears and crushed up peanut butter cups on my ice cream way too sweet. I know, I know: The kids disagree, but they can do that when we head to the ice cream parlor. At home, it’s all about these healthier ice cream toppings.
Don’t get scared by the world healthier: These are still pretty decadent tasting, especially if you combine a few. But they also have comparatively lower sugar, no chemicals or additives, and zero artificial colors. Which, of course, means that we can pile them on heavy. Right?
Top: Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes at Simple Bites | Peanut Butter Magic Shell at Dinners, Dishes & Desserts | Vanilla Ice Cream with Olive Oil at Honestly Yum
Related: An easy DIY ice cream cake recipe using an amazing store-bought hack.
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes | Simple Bites
Sautéed plums or sautéed bananas (from my cookbook Make It Easy!)
Related: 10 healthy popsicle recipes for all summer long.
Peanut Butter Magic Shell | Dinners, Dishes & Desserts
We love homemade magic shell, but swap the chocolate for nut or seed butter to make this healthier Peanut Butter Magic Shell (just two ingredients!)
Shredded coconut or roasted coconut chips
Dusted Dark Chocolate SkinnyPop
Sunflower seeds or your favorite chopped nuts
Defrosted frozen fruit in its juices
Related: 9 irresistible ice cream float recipes.
Vanilla Ice Cream with Olive Oil | Honestly Yum
Olive oil (seriously — we tried it!)
Have other healthy ice cream topping ideas that we missed? Share them in the comments below or snap a picture and tag @CoolMomEats on Instagram.