All this talk about new sundae toppings with Sohla's "Is America Ready for the Bacon Sundae?" post got me thinking about sundae toppings. I love ice cream sundaes. The possible toppings are endless. I like to stick to the same toppings with my sundaes, but you can mix it up and personalize your sundae. Here are my Fav 5 ice cream sundae toppings.
1. Whipped Cream
If there's no whipped cream, then it's not a complete sundae. You have to top the creation off with whipped cream. I enjoy the homemade smooth and silky whipped cream, but the Reddi-Wip works fine too. If I'm having a sundae, I white-out the top of my sundae.
2. NutsPecans, almonds, peanuts, wet walnuts, or practically any nut you can think of will bolster your sundae. I like pecans in a pecan mudslide or wet walnuts.
3. CandyI'm not one to go crazy with candy toppers for a sundae, but occasionally I jump outside my comfort zone for either Snickers, Butterfinger, or Reese's Pieces ice cream toppings. Candy toppings do elevate an ice cream sundae to that heavenly level. It's just a little too sweet for me.
4. CherriesI don't eat cherries on an ice cream sundae. I like them, but for some unknown reason I have a mental block and they don't fit into my picture of an ice cream sundae. But to mention ice cream sundaes without "the cherry on top" would be a sin.
5. Caramel/Hot Fudge
Why are they grouped together? Because I eat them together on sundaes. Apart they are both delicious, but together they are amazing. When these warmed sundae relatives collaborate with sweet and cool ice cream, nuts, and whipped cream, it makes a perfect ice cream sundae.
The possibilities do not stop at these 5 toppings. You can add brownies, cookies, eat it out of a waffle bowl, and don't forget that you can choose any ice cream flavor for the foundation. I'm a little tempted to throw hot bacon slices on my next ice cream sundae. Ice cream sundaes are open minded for any creative eater.
What toppings do you like on an ice cream sundae?