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Top new frozen treats & toppings to try this summer

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July is National Ice Cream Month, and while the month is just about over, there's still more summer left. Summer is the classic time to chase down the ice cream truck or visit your favorite local ice cream spot. But sometimes, you just want to grab something from your own freezer when the mood strikes. The frozen treats and toppings listed here are all new this summer and worth adding to your shopping list.

With decadent gelato, candy flavored ice cream bars, rich toppings and frozen fruit bars, there's something for everyone. Pick your favorite to have on hand for the weekends or at the end of a long day at work. Or grab a few to spread out for an ice cream night with your family or friends. We still have at least one month of summer ... make the most of it.

Breyers® Gelato Indulgences
Breyers® Gelato Indulgences Photo by Michelle Hein

Breyers® Gelato Indulgences

You’ve probably seen the commercials for these new treats from Breyers. You know, the ones where the parents enjoy their grown-up gelato after the kids have gone to bed? While there are plenty of kids who would also love these frozen treats, the flavors and textures are a little more sophisticated than your standard ice cream. Choose from Tiramisu, Vanilla Caramel, Raspberry Cheesecake and Triple Chocolate. Each flavor features ultra-creamy gelato, rich sauces and gourmet toppings for a trio that tastes like a fancy dessert … but it came right from your freezer. Perfect after a stressful day at work, or for celebrating a successful summer day with the family.

Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ Toppings
Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ Toppings Photo by Michelle Hein

Smucker’s® Simple Delight™ Toppings

Sometimes, you just want a simple brownie or bowl of ice cream. And some days call for something a little more special. This new line of toppings from Smucker’s makes any ice cream, brownie or slice of pie into an indulgent sundae-like treat. Flavors include Chocolate Coconut, Dark Chocolate, Hot Fudge and Salted Caramel. Microwave them right in the jar for about 30 seconds for rich, decadent flavor. Best of all, this collection of toppings is made without any added preservatives, artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. And while the serving size is listed as 2 Tablespoons, you’ll likely find that a little goes a long way. If you’d like to keep your treat on the lighter side, try adding one of these toppings to a blended frozen banana. 

Klondike® Kandy Bars ™
Klondike® Kandy Bars ™ Photo by Michelle Hein

Klondike® Kandy Bars ™

Klondike Kandy Bars are the newest addition to the classic frozen treat company. These delicious bars feature creamy ice cream mixed with candy bar flavors topped with Klondike’s signature thick, chocolate shell. There are three flavors available: Caramel & Peanuts, Fudge Krunch and Cookies & Cream. Each flavor uses light ice cream and comes in at under 200 calories. Considering they’re made with delicious ingredients like chocolate fudge, swirls of caramel and bits of cookie, they’re not as high in fat or calories as you might fear.  So while they’re not exactly health food, the built-in portion control does help you keep from going overboard. 

Smucker’s Magic Shell® and Microwavable Ice Cream Toppings
Smucker’s Magic Shell® and Microwavable Ice Cream Toppings Photo by Michelle Hein

Smucker’s Magic Shell® and Microwavable Ice Cream Toppings

Magic Shell pours on like syrup, but then freezes in seconds to create a candy-coated shell on your ice cream. Flavors like chocolate and caramel are always popular, but this summer, Smucker’s has a few new flavors to try. Chocolate Pretzel packs that favorite sweet and salty flavor and kids will love the bright colors of Rainbow Sherbet.

Joining Smucker’s microwavable hot caramel and hot fudge, is the new Hot Dark Chocolate Topping. The microwavable bottle heats up in just 30 seconds and is ready to use a minute later. You’ll know it’s ready when the circle on the bottle changes color to indicate it’s warm. 

Fruttare Fruit Bars
Fruttare Fruit Bars Photo by Michelle Hein

Fruttare Fruit Bars

Fruttare fruit and juice bars are made with real fruit, so they’re full of refreshing flavor.  New flavors black cherry and pineapple join the already-popular lineup of mango, strawberry and lime.

Fruttare fruit & milk bars are like a cross between two summer favorites: ice cream and popsicles. They’re both creamy and bursting with fruit flavor – the best of both worlds. Try strawberry & milk, peach & milk, coconut & milk or banana & milk. New this summer, you can also buy boxes of a mixture featuring strawberry & milk and the brand new mixed berry & milk.

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