If You Consider Toppings an Ice Cream Essential, Check These Out


ice-cream-toppingsYou can put just about anything on ice cream, but the standard fare — toppings like hot fudge, whipped cream, peanuts, walnuts in syrup, crushed heath bar, caramel sauce – can add hundreds of calories and not much nutrition to your sundae or cone.

 Some common ice cream toppings:

  • Smucker’s Spoonable Hot Fudge Topping, 2 tablespoons: 140 calories, 4g fat, 24g carbs, 2g protein
  • Smucker’s Spoonable Pecans in Syrup Topping, 1 tablespoon: 170 calories, 10g fat, 20g carbs, 1g protein
  • Regular Redi Whip, 2 tablespoons: 20 calories, 2g fat, 1g carbs
  • Fat Free Redi Whip. 2 tablespoons, 5 calories, 0g fat, 1g carbs
  • Cool Whip, extra creamy, 2 tablespoons:  32 calories
  • Cool whip, light, 2 tbsp,16 calories
  • Cool Whip, fat-free:  2 tbsp, 15 calories, 43.5g carbs, 0 protein
  • Regular M&M’s, 10 pieces: 103 calories, 5.2g fat, 12.1g carbs, 1.9g protein
  • Peanut M&M’s, about 16 pieces:  200 calories, 10.15g fat, 23.48g carbs, 3.72g protein
  • Peanuts, one ounce: 160 calories, 14g fat, 5g carbs, 7g protein
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (Mr. Sprinkles), 1 teaspoon: 20 calories, 0.5g fat, 3g carbs, 0g protein
  • Chocolate Sprinkles (jimmies), 1 tablespoon:  35 calories, 0g fat, 6g carbs, 0g protein
  • Smucker’s Spoonable Light Hot Fudge Topping, Fat Free, 2 tablespoons:  90 calories, 23g carbs, 2g protein
  • 10 mini marshmallows:  22 calories, 0 fat, 5.7g carbs, .1g protein
  • 18 gummi bears: 140 calories, 0 fat, 43.5g carbs, 0 protein

Think Outside The Box For Lower Calorie, but Still Delicious, Toppings

The world is your oyster in terms of toppings, so why not think about fruit, cereal, or a crushed up 100-calorie pack of anything? Here are some suggestions:

  • Smucker’s Spoonable Pineapple Topping, 2 tablespoons: 100 calories, 0g fat
  • 1 mini box of raisins (0.5 ounces):  42 calories, 0.1g fat, 11.1g carbs, 0.4g protein
  • One medium banana: 105 calories, 0 fat, 27g carbs, 1g protein
  • One cup strawberry halves: 49 calories, 0.5g fat, 11.7g carbs, 1g protein
  • Sugar-free Jello pudding:  60 calories
  • One cup Froot Loops:  118 calories, 0.6g fat, 26.7g carbs, 1.4g protein
  • One cup blueberries:  83 calories, 0.5g fat, 21g carbs, 1.1g protein
  • Crushed pretzel sticks, 1 ounce:  110 calories, 1g fat, 23g carbs, 3g protein
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