Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

Our Health Nut and Registered Dietitian, Molly Morgan, offers tips for putting together delicious ice cream sundaes with healthy toppings (and some treats!)

Healthy eating is all about balance!  In 1984, July was designated National Ice Cream Month.  Celebrate with a fun ice cream sundae bar loaded with delicious – and nutritious – fixings!  If you’re looking for even more inspiration, check out our sweet ice cream toppings.

If you’re starting with vanilla ice cream…

If you’re starting with chocolate ice cream…

If you’re starting with sorbet…

Quick tips for putting together your sundae bar

  • Group toppings together on your sundae bar and consider placing small cards that suggest topping ideas for your guests.
  • Balance your ice cream bar with a variety of healthier options, such as dried fruit and granola, with indulgent options, such as dark chocolate covered cashews and cookie crumbles.
  • Lighten-up your ice cream selection by choosing a low-fat variety! Many light varieties have about ½ the fat of ice cream!  One serving (1/2 cup) of low fat ice cream has about 100 calories and 3-4 grams of fat per serving.
  • Help your guests keep their portions in check by providing small bowls for their sundae creations!  Studies show that the larger the bowl, the more you will serve yourself and eat.

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