Ice Cream Toppings in a Jar

I was inspired to make ice cream toppings in a jar because of the cookie mixes in a jar that my kids have made for me over the years. They're very thoughtful and old-fashioned. I even have one on top of my kitchen cabinets just for display.

To Make an Ice Cream Toppings in a Jar, You Will Need:

A wide mouth mason jar

fold and close plastic sandwich bags

small elastic bands (ponytail holders for babies)

6 toppings of your choice (I chose, from bottom to top: chopped dry roasted almonds, mini M&M's(R), homemade English toffee, crushed Oreo(R)cookies, rainbow sprinkles, and under the fabric is chopped butter toffee peanuts.)

a small piece of fabric cut into a circle about 2 1/2 bigger than the lid of the jar

a ribbon to tie around the metal jar collar


1. Fill each bag about 1/4 full (I really didn't measure. I just guessed and removed or added toppings as needed.)

2. Close each bag with an elastic band and trim a little off the top of the bag.

3. Layer the bags in the jar, adjusting the amounts of if needed.

4. Put the fabric circle in between the metal lid and the collar and screw the lid on the jar.

5. Tie a ribbon around the collar of the jar.

~You can give this as it is or ...

You could add it to an
ice cream gift basket.
Like this one:

For more ideas of what to layer in your jar, look at the list at the bottom of my sundaes page.

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