It’s officially summer, and July is National Ice Cream Month—two great reasons to celebrate with ice cream and the newest Smucker’s® ice cream toppings. Here’s the summer line up, with some flavors especially geared toward fans of dark chocolate, coconut, and sweet/salty combos. The products are:
- Smucker’s® NEW Simple Delight™ toppings ($2.99) – These delicious, premium toppings add a gourmet touch to ice cream, cake, brownies, fruit, pretzels or other favorite snacks. Available in four decadent varieties, including salted caramel, chocolate coconut, dark chocolate and hot fudge.
- Smucker’s® microwavable hot dark chocolate topping ($2.99) – Now chocolate fans can enjoy classic desserts and their favorite treats with the extra indulgence of warm and delicious Smucker’s hot dark chocolate flavored topping.
They also have a new series of Magic Shell toppings, which we will review separately.
We recently received a goodie package from Smucker’s in order to try out some of their new ice cream toppings. We have always enjoyed Smucker’s products and hoped that these would not disappoint. They did not.
There are four indulgent varieties of ice cream toppings that we initially tried. They are chocolate coconut, dark chocolate, hot fudge and salted caramel. These toppings do not have any added preservatives, artificial flavors, or high fructose corn syrup so we liked the product’s quality as well as their flavors.
Truth be told, the chocolate coconut did not sound like something we would like, so we tried that first. We removed the cap and placed the jar directly in the microwave. After a few seconds, the topping was ready to drizzle. After tasting it, we realized that we could have not been more wrong. That flavor actually ended up becoming our favorite flavor.
We did not have any ice cream in the freezer but we did have Oreo pie so we used that as a tester for our toppings. All of our tasters loved the toppings and one taster mentioned that the chocolate coconut topping made his Oreo pie taste like a coconut cream pie. It was clear to us that while these are considered ‘ice cream toppings’, they are good for so much more.
The salted caramel topping was also a delicious drizzled addition to our Oreo pie. It was a little sweet, a little salty and a lot delicious. The dark chocolate topping was also a nice change from the sweet chocolate flavors usually found in ice cream toppings. We also loved how the hot fudge tasted as it was drizzled on the pie.
As we mentioned, these toppings are good for more than just ice cream. You can create a new favorite sundae, dessert, shake, or twist on your favorite snack with Smucker's Simple Delight toppings. Smucker’s provided some recipes and ideas so you can thrill your family and friends with these toppings. Follow the links for some simple and delicious recipes using Smucker’s ice cream toppings.
Easy Mocha Mousse ~ This decadent dessert only looks difficult to make. Fold Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ dark chocolate topping along with Folgers® Classic Roast® instant coffee into whipped cream. Chill and serve.
Dark chocolate Crunch Ice Cream Sandwich Cake ~ Place frozen ice cream sandwiches in a cake pan, spread whipped topping on top followed by a sprinkling of crushed chocolate wafers. Microwave 1 cup of Smucker’s hot dark chocolate Microwavable topping on HIGH for 30 second and drizzle over your wafers. Top with additional ice cream sandwiches and whipped topping and freeze overnight before serving.
Chocolate Coconut Cooler ~ For a trendy decadent treat, blend together coconut milk, Smucker’s Simple Delight™ chocolate coconut flavored topping and chocolate ice cream. Divide evenly into tall glasses and finish with whipped cream, additional chocolate topping and shredded coconut.
Mini Tropical chocolate Ice Cream Shooters ~ You don’t need to jet set to feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. Create these ice cream shooters in 2-ounce parfait cups by topping a small scoop of ice cream with cookie crumbs, bananas, Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ chocolate coconut flavored topping, and shredded coconut – and let the party begin!
Salted caramel Sundae ~ Transform a dish of vanilla bean ice cream into a decadent treat by adding Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel topping.
Chocolate Coconut Mousse ~ Whip up mousse by blending Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ dark chocolate topping into prepared coconut cream pudding and whipped topping.
Neapolitan Sundae ~ This delicious dish has everyone’s favorite flavors! Start with spumoni ice cream and cover with Smucker’s® strawberry topping and Smucker’s Simple Delight™ dark chocolate topping.
Slow Cooker salted caramel Hot Cocoa ~ Warm up on chilly nights with a new twist on hot cocoa by swirling Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel topping into a batch of slow-cooked hot chocolate.
Mini caramel Apple Ice Cream Shooters ~ Get ready for fall! Simply top vanilla ice cream with apple cinnamon flavored oat cereal rings, chunky applesauce, cinnamon and Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel topping in 2-ounce parfait cups.
Grilled pineapple and salted caramel sundaes ~ Keep the grill going for this creative sundae. Combine 1/3 cup Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel topping with a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon. Brush 6 pineapple spears with the mixture and grill. Serve with caramel ice cream drizzled with Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel topping and sprinkled with salt.
Mini Popcorn and Salted Caramel Sundaes ~ Jazz up movie night with mini sundaes by layering small scoops of caramel praline pecan ice cream, caramel corn and Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel topping into tall dessert cups. Top with whipped cream and a stemmed cherry.
German chocolate sundae ~ Turn a decadent cake into a sundae topped with all your favorite fixings! Top chocolate ice cream with Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ chocolate coconut flavored topping, toasted coconut, whipped cream and pecans.
Coconut Joy Cream Puff Sundae ~ Alternate prepared mini cream puffs with scoops of vanilla ice cream in a sundae cup. Finish by topping with Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ chocolate coconut flavored topping, whipped cream and almonds. Oh, joy!
Hot Fudge and Berry Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae ~ Fruit and fudge were made for each other in this dish! Cut ice cream sandwiches in half, then cut each half diagonally. Arrange triangles in a sundae cup and top with Smucker’s® hot fudge topping, whipped cream and fresh berries.
Black Forest Sundae ~ Reinvent this classic cake by topping scoops of vanilla ice cream, cherry pie filling and crushed chocolate wafers with Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ dark chocolate topping.
Salty Turtle Treat ~ Sweet and salty converge in this sundae by layering scoops of vanilla ice cream with pecans and Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ salted caramel and dark chocolate toppings. Finish by topping with whipped cream, chopped pecans and a stemmed cherry.
A Little Spicy, A Little Sweet ~ Spice up a traditional summer sundae by mixing Smucker’s® Microwaveable hot fudge topping with a sprinkle of chipotle or chili pepper and serve over vanilla ice cream. Finish with a spoonful of Smucker’s pecans in syrup topping.
Caramel Apple Ice Cream ~ This creative, crust-less take on apple pie a la mode, featuring homemade apple ice cream and Smucker’s® caramel flavored topping, is no-bake and perfect for summer.
Double Peanut Butter Fudge Pie ~ Make your next family celebration special with this classic flavor duo made with Smucker’s® Microwaveable hot fudge topping.
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake ~ Turn classic ice cream sandwiches into a decadent dessert cake. Arrange store-bought ice cream sandwiches in a 9x9 inch pan and spread with whipped topping, Smucker’s® hot fudge topping and a drizzle of Smucker’s caramel flavored topping. Add another layer of ice cream sandwiches and whipped topping. freeze and drizzle with hot fudge and caramel toppings.
S’More Sundae ~ No campfire needed to make these classic sundaes. Fill the bottom of a sundae dish with graham cracker crumbs and fill with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add Smucker’s® Microwaveable hot fudge topping, Smucker’s Marshmallow topping and graham cracker pieces.
Caramel Orange Fruit Salad ~ Spruce up your dessert by combining Smucker’s® sugar free Orange Marmalade, Smucker’s sugar free caramel flavored topping, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and gently fold in bite-sized pieces of mixed fruit until evenly coated.
PB & J Banana Splits ~ Transform a lunchbox staple into a tasty summer dessert. Top a dish of fat-free frozen yogurt or ice cream with banana slices and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of warm Jif® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread. Add Smucker’s® sugar free strawberry topping or Low sugar™ Reduced sugar strawberry Preserves, Smucker’s sugar free hot fudge topping, sugar free whipped topping and garnish with a cherry.
Strawberry Coffee Cake ~ Break out of a breakfast rut by baking an easy coffee cake made with Smucker’s® sugar free strawberry topping and crumb topping.
strawberry Iced Tea ~ Get creative with your favorite iced tea. Stir Smucker’s® strawberry topping into steeped black tea and serve over ice for a chilled-out summer sipper.
Layered strawberry Pudding ~ In a parfait glass, dress up vanilla or tapioca pudding by alternating layers with a spoonful of Smucker’s® strawberry topping. Top with whipped cream and a cherry for a quick and easy layered dessert.
Lemon strawberry Smoothie ~ This refreshing sipper is perfect for an afternoon snack or breakfast. Blend 6-ounce package of lemon yogurt, 3 tablespoons of Smucker’s® strawberry topping, 3 tablespoons of milk and about 4 ice cubes until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately for a cool treat.
Peanut Butter Fruit Sundaes ~ Enjoy your favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dessert! Warm Jif® peanut butter and drizzle over a dish of vanilla ice cream. Top with your favorite Smucker’s® fruit flavored topping.
Macchiato Sundae ~ Your favorite coffee treat gets a cool makeover in this pepped-up sundae. Pour warmed Smucker’s® Microwaveable hot caramel topping over coffee ice cream. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.
Turtle Sundae ~ A classic candy breaks out of its shell in this loaded sundae. Pour Smucker’s® hot fudge topping, Smucker’s caramel topping and Smucker’s pecans in syrup topping over a dish of vanilla ice cream. Finish with whipped cream.
chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch ~ Layers of flavor are packed into this tasty parfait. Warm Smucker’s® Microwavable hot fudge topping and peanut butter in separate dishes in the microwave. In a tall glass or parfait dish, layer beginning with hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, then the peanut butter. Repeat and top with whipped cream and chopped peanuts.
Banana-Blitz Split ~ Make this classic dish your own. Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream and one scoop of chocolate ice cream to a large bowl. Spoon Smucker’s® strawberry topping and Smucker’s pineapple topping over vanilla ice cream, and Smucker’s Magic Shell® chocolate topping over chocolate ice cream. Top with sliced bananas, Smucker’s walnuts in syrup topping, whipped cream and a cherry.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Sundae ~ chocolate pairs perfectly with strawberries in this sweet sundae. Start with vanilla or strawberry ice cream and layer with Smucker’s® strawberry topping and Smucker’s hot fudge topping. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream ~ Save yourself a trip to the ice cream shop by making this easy treat yourself. Follow this recipe using Smucker’s® sundae syrup™ chocolate flavored syrup and enjoy!
Double chocolate Diamonds ~ Double up on flavor with these creative cookies. Bake peanut butter cookie dough in a 15 x 10 inch pan. Spread with Smucker’s® hot fudge topping and sprinkle with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Chill and cut into diamond shapes.
Fudgy Yellow Cake ~ Add some fudge to your next birthday cake. Poke holes in a baked a yellow cake, spread a layer of Smucker’s® hot fudge topping over the top to fill the holes. Finish with whipped topping and garnish with sprinkles peanuts.
Fudge Mousse and caramel-Nut Trifle ~ This indulgent dish gets a sugar-free makeover. Mix Smucker’s® sugar-free caramel topping with sugar-free cookie crumbs. Combine Smucker’s sugar-free hot fudge with sugar-free whipped topping. Layer the two combinations in a trifle bowl.
Nutty Pancakes or Waffles ~ Start your day in a sweet way by spooning Smucker’s® walnuts in syrup or Smucker’s pecans in syrup toppings over hot pancakes or waffles.
Rocky Road Sauce ~ This sweet sauce is the perfect complement to summer dishes. Mix together mini marshmallows and Smucker’s® walnuts in syrup topping. Serve over ice cream, waffles or pancakes.
Fruit Cottage Cheese ~ Sweeten up breakfast by adding Smucker’s® strawberry or pineapple topping to a serving of cottage cheese.
Pear Sundae ~ Drizzle Smucker’s® Sundae syrup™ chocolate flavored syrup on a dessert plate. Top with vanilla ice cream and a chilled pear half. Drizzle with Smucker’s sundae syrup caramel flavored syrup. Finish with whipped cream and Smucker’s pecans in syrup.
Tropical Sundae ~ Enjoy a taste of the tropics this summer. Top pineapple or orange sherbet with Smucker’s® pineapple topping and chopped macadamia nuts.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Burrito ~ This sweet snack can be enjoyed on the go. Spread a tortilla with peanut butter, layer with banana slices and Smucker’s® chocolate fudge topping. Fold burrito style.
Chocolate Float ~ Shake up a traditional ice cream float by mixing 2 tablespoons Smucker’s® chocolate fudge topping with 1/2 cup club soda. Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
Hot caramel Sandwich ~ Double up on dessert by sandwiching vanilla ice cream topped with Smucker’s® microwaveable hot caramel topping between two oatmeal cookies.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie ~ Mix up a classic flavor pairing by blending milk, peanut butter, Smucker’s® hot fudge topping, ice and a sliced banana.
Nutty Fudge Sundae ~ Go nuts for this tasty sundae. Start with a few scoops of chocolate chunk or cookies and cream ice cream and top with Smucker’s® hot fudge topping and a spoonful of Smucker’s walnuts in syrup toppings.
Rocky Road Overload Sundae ~ chocolate lovers rejoice! Top rocky road ice cream with Smucker’s® Marshmallow topping and Smucker’s hot fudge topping.
South Seas Sundae ~ Take your taste buds on a trip to the tropics. Drizzle Smucker’s® pineapple topping over vanilla bean ice cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Walnut Cinnamon Rolls ~ This sweet treat for breakfast is a sure crowd pleaser. Line the bottoms of a round cake pan with Smucker’s® walnuts in syrup. Top with scattered pieces of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and bake. After cooling out of the oven, invert the rolls and drizzle with vanilla frosting.
Caramel Apple Streusel Squares ~ Turn this seasonal sweet into a year-round treat with a sweet crumb mixture, apples, sweetened condensed milk and Smucker’s® caramel flavored topping.
Caramel Toffee Cake ~ Pair caramel and toffee in an indulgent dish featuring angel food cake, whipped topping, Smucker’s® caramel flavored topping and toffee candy pieces.
Caramel Cream coffee ~ Be your own barista by mixing coffee, Smucker’s® sundae syrup™ caramel flavored syrup and whipped cream.
Apricot caramel Brunch Cake ~ This simple-to-prepare cake, made with white cake mix and Smucker’s® pineapple and caramel flavored toppings and pecans in syrup, is the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday brunch.
Raspberry Mocha coffee ~ Make your morning coffee into a dessert using Smucker’s® sundae syrup™ chocolate flavored syrup, heavy cream, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, milk and raspberry flavored syrup.
Banana Walnut Caramel Crepes ~ Give crepes a sweet makeover. Remove lid and heat a jar (12.25 oz.) of Smucker’s® hot caramel topping in the microwave for 40 seconds on high. Spread 2 tablespoons onto ready-made crepe, then fold in half. Slice half a banana, placing slices on half of crepe; fold in half again. Top with whipped cream and Smucker’s walnuts in syrup. Finish with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Banana Split Trifle ~ Make a banana split sans ice cream by mixing prepared pudding with Smucker’s® Pineapple topping. Layer with angel food pieces, Smucker’s strawberry and hot fudge toppings, whipped cream, sliced banana and prepared pudding. Finish with hot fudge and chopped peanuts.
Chocolate Fudge Mousse ~ Have your guests asking for more mousse with a simple to prepare dessert made with Smucker’s® hot fudge topping, chocolate pudding and whipped topping.
Raspberry Mousse Cups ~ Portable mousse cups made with whipped topping, Smucker’s® hot fudge topping and fresh raspberries are perfect for summer parties.
Peanut Swirl Ice Cream Dessert ~A delicious dessert that pairs peanut butter and sliced bananas with Smucker’s® hot fudge topping creates a hunka hunka ice cream happiness.
New York Style Turtle Cheesecake ~ Dress up a prepared cheesecake with Smucker’s® hot fudge topping and sprinkle with pecans. Layer with Smucker’s hot caramel topping and top with whipped cream.
Fudgy Pudding Treats ~ A childhood favorite gets a makeover when you make these pops with sugar free vanilla pudding, Smucker’s® sugar free hot fudge topping and peanut butter.
Raspberry Mocha Shake ~ Turn Smucker’s® sugar free hot fudge topping and cooled brewed coffee into a delicious shake with red raspberry preserves and vanilla ice cream.
Thick strawberry Milkshake ~ No strawberry ice cream needed for this fruity shake; just add Smucker’s® strawberry topping to vanilla ice cream and milk.
Cranberry Walnut Spread ~ Put a fruity spin on homemade nut spread. In a food processor, add a 5-ounce jar of Smucker’s® walnuts in syrup or pecans in syrup, 1/2 cup softened salted butter, 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Pulse until blended; Serve with scones, biscuits or bagels.
Pumpkin caramel Trifle ~ Impress holiday guests with this decadent dessert that is simple to prepare. In a trifle dish or large glass serving bowl, layer cubed pumpkin quick bread with pudding, whipped topping and Smucker’s® hot caramel topping, and repeat to make 2 layers. Top with remaining ingredients and finish with pecans.
Caramel Apple Crisp ~ Your whole family will give thanks for this sweet twist on a fall classic. Combine yellow cake mix, oats, pecans, cinnamon and butter with apples and bake. Drizzle Smucker’s hot caramel topping over baked crisp and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Hot Fudge and Cherry Trifle ~ Treat your valentine to a rich and fruity trifle layered with cubes of brownies, chocolate pudding, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, Smucker’s® hot fudge topping and cherry pie filling.
Strawberry Napoleons ~ Cut puffed pastry dough in squares and bake until golden. Spread each square with sugar free whipped topping and layer with Smucker's® low sugar™ reduced sugar strawberry preserves mixed with sliced strawberries. Drizzle with Smucker’s® sugar free chocolate syrup and dust with powdered sugar.
Peanut Butter Pecan Sticky Buns ~ Delight out-of-town guests with this nutty breakfast or brunch dish made with refrigerated biscuits, peanut butter and Smucker’s® pecans in syrup topping.
We really enjoyed sampling these topping and know that you will, too. They are available in grocery stores in Mesa and throughout the valley.