Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Toppings: Upgrade Your Summer Treat

Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Toppings: Upgrade Your Summer Treat

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Whether you’re ready for a beach day, an amusement park, a hike, or a camping trip, an ice cream treat is the perfect way to top off your summer adventures. But even a tried-and-true dessert can use some extra excitement. It’s no secret that freeze-dried candy has taken social media by storm, and for good reason! Freeze-drying food keeps the same flavours of the snacks you love but gives them a whole new texture so you can rediscover your favourite treats. It’s time to level up your ice cream game with freeze-dried toppings for a snacking adventure the whole family will love. 


Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth 

Kids love candy on ice cream for those bright colours and that sugary goodness, and we love it too. But sometimes regular candy can get hard as a rock when it’s sitting on top of your ice cream, and we’re not looking for any jawbreakers here. Rediscover this childhood favourite ice cream topping with freeze-dried candy instead! Freeze-dried candy is airy, crisp, and crunchy, and a perfect ice cream topping to indulge your inner child. Try adding Rainbow Crunch for that bright and colourful sprinkle-like effect and bursts of fruity flavours. Or grab the freeze-dried version of your go-to candy to put on your favourite ice cream.


Reimagine The Classics

Ice cream and fruit is another classic combination, bringing bright, fresh flavours to a simple bowl of ice cream. The thing about fresh fruit is that it can go bad so quickly, and with the busyness of life, sometimes even before you have a chance to enjoy it! Freeze-dried fruit has a much longer shelf life so you can love it for longer. If you’re looking to shake things up a bit, switch to freeze-dried fruit for your ice cream needs. Freeze-dried fruit gives you that same great pop of flavour but with a crunchy texture as a bonus. Vanilla with strawberries, chocolate with raspberries, and peanut butter with banana are some favourite combos you can liven up by swapping in freeze-dried fruits. 


Twist A Trend

You might have seen the viral ice cream roll ups on TikTok, where users are putting a scoop of ice cream inside a Fruit Roll-Up branded candy to freeze it and eating the whole thing burrito style. If that sounds too messy and too sticky, put a twist on it. Freeze-dried candy will give you a crispy texture, similar to the frozen candy shell that the trend is going for. Put Candy Bark on top of your bowl of ice cream to recreate the flavours and experience without all the cleanup, that’s a win-win for sure!

Summer is right around the corner, so get started on planning your adventures, snack adventures included! Try out some of these combinations, but really the sky’s the limit on what you and your family can create. Get your hands on some freeze-dried ice cream toppings and let the fun begin.


Blog contributed to that sweet lyfe by Hannah


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