There are many toppings on the market, but one of my family's favorites is a home-made hardshell. It is very simple to make, and stores well. (It is not recommended for anyone with nut allergies as peanut butter is the main ingredient.)
You will need:
1 cup of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy - this is strictly personal preference)
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Colored sprinkles (optional)
- Place the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Mix well, increasing the time if it isn't heated through and almost bubbly. (Keep in mind microwave ovens vary in temperature, so this is strictly a guideline.)
- When heated through add the chocolate chips and mix well until they are melted.
- Drizzle over ice-cream and enjoy! Sprinkles may be added on top before it hardens as well.