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Ice Cream Bar Topping Ideas

I’m a huge, huge fan of ice cream! It doesn’t matter what form it comes in, either. I love all cool ice cream treats! Every Monday night, we gather our kids and often a few family friends and have a family night where we learn and play together and of course always end with a treat! This past Monday night, we took advantage of an awesome promotional offer and loaded up on ice cream bars and made our own mini ice cream bar to add toppings and fun to the bars!

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. 

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To host a successful ice cream party you have to start with two main things – quality ice cream (of course!) and lots and lots of fun toppings!

Ice Cream Bar Topping Ideas: 

  • Homemade magic shell for dipping
  • Finely chopped walnuts
  • Coconut
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Mini Marshmallows


Making your own homemade magic shell is really easy, you just melt one cup of chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well between cooking intervals (start with 15-30 seconds) until completely melted. You can also just use melted chocolate, if in a pinch, to help your toppings to stick.

Since our party would be serving both kids and adults, I picked up a variety of ice cream bars so there was something for all the different preferences.

Target is running a great promotion where all Magnum, Klondike, and Fruttare bars are on sale Buy 3, Get 1 free! So I picked a few different kinds for variety. My boys eagerly went from the Strawberry Fruttare bars, which my 7 year old absolutely loved topped with chocolate and toppings.

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Now it was time for the fun to begin! We drizzled on a bit of magic shell using a spoon and let the kids pick out their own toppings from all the choices. The mini marshmallows were easily a favorite to add to their ice cream bars. Didn’t this turn out looking so fun?

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When the kids were done topping their bars, the adults got a turn. I topped my Magnum bar with Oreo cookies, walnuts, and graham cracker crumbs. The toppings went perfectly with the bar and it was so much fun to make the ice cream bar custom to each of our own tastes and preferences.

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Once our bars were loaded with toppings, they didn’t last long. We all had an absolute blast creating the bars, and of course gobbling them down, too!

What’s your best ice cream party tip?


Monday 25th of August 2014

Have plenty of napkins ready for when the ice cream starts to melt!

Holly W

Monday 25th of August 2014

You have to have a lot of variety of toppings to make a great ice cream party.

Brittney House

Monday 25th of August 2014

My best tip is to have a lot of different options for toppings.


Monday 25th of August 2014

my tip is to do an ice cream sandwich party, with different cookies and fillings to work with

angela smith

Monday 25th of August 2014

my tips for an icecream party is to have a couple of different flavors and several different topping.since not everyone can eat nuts.and have some napkins

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