I’ve been to ice cream heaven this past week-and will plan a revisit!
Smucker’s, already renowned for its line of fantastic jams and jellies (and deservingly so) and ice cream toppings (the best ones on the market), has firmly cemented its sterling reputation with four new additions to the toppings line.
They are: Hot Milk Chocolate Microwavable Topping, Magic Shell Pink Lemonade Flavored Topping, Magic Shell Root Beer Flavored Topping and Hot Butterscotch Flavored Microwavable Topping.
I tried the Pink Lemonade first; the bottle has a really cool design (the top sides and bottom look like a shell-in 3-D). The topping is an awesome, very vivid shade of pink and freezes in just seconds on your ice cream to create this really cool candy shell over it. It can now be broken up and mixed in with the ice cream (now you can use any flavor, but I found that regular, plain vanilla is the best; this particular flavor really brings out this topping!). There was a distinct “sweet and sour” taste going on, like a creamy lemon slushy (quite good).
The Root Beer Flavored Topping is applied the same way; the result: the classic flavor of a root beer float (a creamy one!).
Both the Pink Lemonade and Root Beer Toppings come in a very attractive, 7.25-ounce squeezable, no-mess container (the Root Beer container also has a shell design in 3-D). Retail price is $2.29. Magic Shell toppings also come in the flavors of Caramel, Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge, Cupcake and Orange crème.
While I really liked and enjoyed the Magic Shell toppings, what was a truly awesome eating experience were the two microwavable toppings; here’s why:
Smucker’s Microwavable Hot Butterscotch topping dresses up ice cream, cakes and fruit with the sweet and creamy flavor of butterscotch. This is SO Good, not just on cake and ice cream, but certain fruits (like apples and bananas, among other things). And it’s good enough to eat right out of the container “as is”(! ) and can be served hot or cold. The butterscotch topping is excellent over vanilla ice cream!
Smucker’s Microwavable Hot Milk ChocolateTopping brings the smooth, classic milk chocolate flavor to back to ice cream (adding banana slices and strawberries to vanilla ice cream, plus this topping-with a dash of Redi-Wip– is like eating a classic sundae!), cake and other desserts. This topping is also delicious poured over just strawberries or apples. And it makes mighty tasty chocolate milk (hot or cold) and a super-quick shake in a glass!
Both of the butterscotch and hot milk chocolate toppings have a new thermo chromatic label that displays “Hot” when the product is heated and is available in a 15.5-ounce squeezable, no-mess container. Retail price is $2.99.
Besides Butterscotch and Milk Chocolate, other flavors include Caramel and Fudge (and they can also be served hot or cold).
Did you know that Smucker’s has 35 (!) different flavors and varieties of toppings? In addition to Microwavable and Magic Shell, there’s Special Recipe, Sugar Free, Spoonable and Sundae Syrup.
For more delicious info, go to www.Smuckers.com.
These ice cream toppings are not only the perfect summer treat for National Ice Cream Month; they’re also great treats throughout August (and any “late summer” days that September and October may bring). I’m going to spend the rest of the summer (and beyond) eating and enjoying!