Unique Ice Cream Toppings and Combos

I have never met a person who doesn't like ice cream. No matter what age, most people can't get enough of the cold, yummy stuff!

I love making homemade ice cream and gelato, but sometimes I just don't have the time. I am always looking for inventive twists on classics and I came up with some unique ice cream toppers. So whether you will be using this list or combinations to perk up your next party or simply to indulge in on any normal night- perk up that vanilla ice cream!

Ice Cream Bar:


  • extra virgin olive oil 
  • maple syrup 
  • honey
  • balsamic vinegar
  • rose water
  • lemon curd
  • liquor of choice 
  • mascarpone
  • tahini  
  • orange blossom water 


  • dark chocolate
  • cacao nibs
  • freshly popped popcorn
  • black or white sesame seeds
  • potato chips 
  • toasted coconut
  • crushed amaretti cookies
  • poppy seeds


  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • citrus zest
  • lavender 
  • freshly ground pink peppercorns
  • roasted pears
  • caramelized pineapple
  • cayenne pepper
  • pieces of pie
  • white chocolate shavings 
  • chestnuts
  • thyme
  • candied ginger

Topping combos:

The Mediterranean:
extra virgin olive oil, sea salt

Invigorating Relaxation:
honey, freshly minced lavender

Stop and Smell the Roses:
rose water, chopped pistachios 

salted homemade popcorn, carmel, chopped peanuts, melted chocolate drizzle

Apiece of Greece:
honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped nuts, baked and shredded/cut up phyllo dough

Berry Good:
cut strawberries, balsamic vinegar glaze/reduction, minced basil

dark chocolate sauce, pinch of cayenne pepper, sea salt

Make This Your Maple Staple:
good quality maple syrup, pieces of bacon

Lemon Yummy Seeds:
lemon curd, assorted berriespoppy seeds

Tropical Surprise:
caramelized pineapple, toasted shredded coconut, ground pink peppercorn, chocolate chunks

You Know You Want It:
dark chocolate sauce, crushed potato chips, salted carmel, white chocolate shavings

Passion Sundae:
red wine reduction, dark chocolate shards, cut figs, chopped almonds

Float Away:

Or make a float with....

hot coffee/espresso (affogato)
iced coffee
hot tea
iced tea
hot chai
iced chai
hot chocolate
chocolate stout (if of age of course)
sparkling water

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