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.


Healthier ice cream topping ideas including this recipe for Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes at Simple Bites

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes | Simple Bites

Roasted strawberries

Homemade blueberry sauce

Balsamic strawberries

Sautéed plums or sautéed bananas (from my cookbook Make It Easy!)

Chia seed strawberry jam

Peach compote

Related: 10 healthy popsicle recipes for all summer long.


Healthier ice cream toppings: Peanut Butter Magic Shell made with just two ingredients. Genius! | Dinners, Dishes & Dessert

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

Homemade wet walnuts

Defrosted frozen fruit in its juices

Related: 9 irresistible ice cream float recipes.


Healthier ice cream toppings: Check out how to turn high-quality, healthy olive oil into a scrumptious ice cream topping at Honestly Yum. So smart!

Vanilla Ice Cream with Olive Oil | Honestly Yum

Olive oil (seriously — we tried it!)

Crushed pretzels


Banans chips


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.