Top 7 Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Toppings

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Want to rock your next neighborhood gathering? Throw a shindig with an old-fashioned ice cream theme and watch everyone from toddlers to 90-year-old grannies bust out grins from ear-to-ear.

Mint chocolate and fudge old-fashioned ice cream topping.

Malted milk balls, blueberry sauce, gelatin cubes and more. Tonight, we're gonna have an ice cream party like it's 1959!

We're partnering with Dreyer's for a series of posts (they're also known as Edy's for all you people east of the Rockies), and this old-fashioned ice cream party idea sprung out of their newest line of products that helps families enjoy sweeter time together. Slow Churned® Simple Recipes light ice cream has real ingredients like fresh cream and milk with no RBST, artificial colors or flavors. All of that with half the fat and one-third fewer calories of full-fat ice cream! It makes for the perfect, simple platform for our old-fashioned ice cream toppings.

  • Honey. Caramel is all the rage now, but did you know that people used to top their ice cream with honey? Add it on top of a bowl of Vanilla Bean or see how the sweet flavor complements Dreyer's Caramel Delight flavor.
  • Peppermint. Perfect for the holiday season, crushed peppermint pieces can be sprinkled onto a big bowl of chocolate or vanilla. This year, Santa may opt for some old-fashioned ice cream instead of a plateful of cookies.
  • Blueberry sauce. When I was a kid, my grandma used to save me a bit of blueberry sauce from her pie recipes. We'd heat it over the stove and drizzle the gooey concoction on top of a dish of ice cream until it all turned into a syrupy, liquid, oh-so-delicious mess. Absolute perfection.
  • Malted milk balls. Crush them up and sprinkle them on top for an old-fashioned ice cream classic! You can even blend them into a cup of ice cream for a malted milk shake that's out of this world.
  • Chocolate mint. The most popular chocolate-mint-chocolate candies today were actually launched in 1950, and you can bet they rocked old-fashioned ice cream that decade. Crush some up to top your favorite flavor, and finish the whole thing off with some hot fudge sauce.
  • Gelatin cubes. If you lived through the 1950's you undoubtedly remember a slew of gelatin desserts incorporating everything from ice cream to sponge cake. This old-fashioned ice cream throwback deconstructs the mold, leaving you with the perfect balance of sweet and jiggly in every bite.
Our favorite old-fashioned ice cream toppings, from peppermint to malted milk balls!

Whether you're hosting a party or just having fun at home with the family, you can incorporate toppings and flavors for every taste bud. Visit or for more inspiration for your sweeter together moments.

What's your favorite old-fashioned ice cream topping?


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