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Ice Cream Toppings & Mix-ins

As if plain ol' ice cream wasn't good enough...along comes ice cream toppings and mix-ins...additions that make ice cream irresistible to even the most "ice-cream-resistant"!


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The difference between toppings and mix-ins? As their names imply, toppings are sprinkled on top of ice cream and mix-ins are stirred right into the ice cream.



Adding Mix-Ins

  • Scoop out 1 or 2 servings of ice cream onto a clean flat surface.
  • Flatten the ice cream to form a relatively thin layer.
  • Sprinkle your desired mix-ins on top of the ice cream.
  • Using 2 forks (1 in each hand), quickly stir the mix-ins evenly throughout the ice cream.
  • Place ice cream in bowls or cones and serve immediately.
  • Please note: ice cream will melt quickly during this process. It is best to do your mixing on a stone or aluminum tray that has been chilled in the freezer.
  • If you're making ice cream in an ice cream maker, simply add the items during the last few minutes of mixing.



Preparing Ice Cream Toppings and Mix-Ins

  • Chopped items: use cutting board and sharp knife
  • Crushed items: place in clear Ziploc bag, crush with the heel of your hand, rolling pin, or small hammer
  • Crumbled items: break into small bits with your hands
  • Dough: make according to normal baking directions, omit eggs, roll into small balls
  • Fruit: fresh fruit is best, but frozen or canned is possible; add sugar to fresh and frozen fruit
  • Size: mix-ins must not be too large if using an ice cream maker



Ideas for Ice Cream Toppings and Mix-Ins

Chocolate

ice cream mix-ins

  • Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • M&Ms
  • Chopped Chocolate Bar: any kind
  • Crushed Oreo Cookies
  • Crumbled Fudge
  • Crumbled Brownie

Nuts

  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Chopped Almonds
  • Chopped Macadamias
  • Pralines

Fruit

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Chopped Strawberries
  • Chopped Peaches
  • Chopped Pineapples
  • Pie Filling: any kind

Other Treats

ice cream toppings

  • Coconut
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini Gumballs
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed Life-Savers
  • Gummy Bears/Worms
  • Cookie Dough
  • Crumbled Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • Crumbled Cheese Cake

Syrups & Sauces

  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Butterscotch
  • Strawberry
  • Peanut Butter

Is your mouth watering yet? With these ideas and some of your own, you can create decadent ice cream sundaes and specialty ice cream flavors - right in your own home!


By Jenn Fraiser

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