29 Tempting Ice Cream Topping & Sauce Recipes
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Are you in for a treat! I’ve collected 29 tempting and delicious ice cream topping and sauce recipes; something for everyone. From the best chocolate hot fudge to rich caramel ice cream sauce, to summery fresh fruit compotes and toppings.
We love ice cream in this house; like my friend Tasia’s, Lemon White Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream, Circus Animal Ice Cream, my boys favorite; Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream or nothing plain about it…Old Fashioned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
There is a ice cream topping recipe for everyone! Whether you are hosting an ice cream social, an ice cream sundae party or just an evening indulgence (ahem, that would be my family); have I got a sauce for you.
THE BEST TOPPINGS FOR ICE CREAM
These ice cream toppings have been carefully curated; from easy ice cream sauces that whip up in minutes; hard “Magic” shell toppings to gourmet ice cream toppings, that take a little more planning. These popular homemade topping recipes are going to make you smile. Who doesn’t smile when they see an ice cream sundae bar!
So sit back, make sure you have plenty of ink in your printer and enjoy this irresistible collection of tempting and gourmet ice cream topping recipes!
Unique ways to use Ice Cream Toppings
I might be stating the obvious here, but there are more ways to use topping besides on a scoop of ice cream! Enjoy these delectable recipes!
- Fried Ice Cream Cake | delicious with caramel, hot fudge, strawberry, marshmallow, butterscotch…or this amazing Fried Ice Cream Air Fryer.
- Mile High Mud Pie | our favorite is using ganache, hot fudge, salted caramel
- Half Baked Cookies | Drizzle on your favorite!
- Chocolate Lava Cakes | can you really have too much gooeyness?
- Kentucky Butter Cake | dreamy with a swirl of salted caramel sauce
- Apple Crisp | any kind of buttery caramel sauce
Be creative, let me know how you use these amazing sauces! No longer 29 sauces, but 31 now and adding more ice cream sauce recipes every year!
29 Tempting Ice Cream Toppings and Sauces
Blueberry Simple Syrup
An easy recipe for how to make all-natural cane sugar blueberry simple syrup, great to use in drinks, cocktails, on yogurt, ice cream, sorbet and more!
Rich & Chewy Hot Fudge Sauce
An absolute must in my world, I made my husband hunt all over the Banff and Lake Louise region, in November mind you, for a fabulous hot fudge sundae on our honeymoon. It's only one of my all time favorite desserts; but the fudge can't be a sauce, it has to be chewy and fudgy, try my simple rich and chewy hot fudge!
Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce
Add a little twist to your favorite salted caramel sauce with coffee! This coffee salted caramel sauce infuses those wonderful coffee flavors with sweet and slightly salty caramel that will have you eating it out of the jar with a spoon! Trust me, I did.
Homemade Marshmallow Sauce - House of Nash Eats
I dunno about you, but while I don't necessarily love marshmallows I adore a sticky, sweet marshmallow sauce on my ice cream!!
Secret Chocolate Sauce
This delicious chocolate sauce recipe is made from just two ingredients and takes minutes to make. It’s the perfect topping for ice cream, and quite honestly, I can eat it by the spoonful! Get the secret to make the best chocolate sauce recipe you’ve ever tried!
Fresh Strawberry Syrup
Today I am showing you how to make Strawberry Syrup using fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice, pure cane sugar and a touch of water. This no-cook strawberry syrup is perfect to brighten and bring a bit of sunshine to cocktails, mocktails, ice cream and more!
Gingerbread Caramel Sauce
Gingerbread caramel sauce tastes like all the wonderful spices of the holidays in molten sugar heaven. Use this as a dessert sauce, for ice cream or just as a dip for apples or cookies.
Outrageously Delicious Hot Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Topping Recipe
An over the top Peanut Butter Caramel sauce to send you into ice cream sundae heaven!
Bailey's Hot Fudge Sauce
This hot fudge sauce is even more sinful with dark chocolate and Bailey’s Irish Cream. The best way to describe it is a glorious combination of chocolate and booze, which will have you swooning. GAH it’s sooooooo good!
Bourbon Blueberry Sauce for a Simply Decadent Gelato Topping
A rich, summery, chock-full-of-flavor ice cream sauce!
Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping
Peanut Butter toppings are always a winner in our house and this one is no different!
Roasted Raspberry Sauce
Roasting your fruit, ever tried it? Well it might just knock your socks off, try this incredible roasted raspberry sauce, thick, rich with WOW raspberry flavor!
Easy Strawberry Sauce
Fresh strawberries and homemade vanilla ice cream, dreamy!!
Homemade Chocolate Shell
DIY your own magic shell -- easier than you think!
How to Make a Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream
Deliciously simple cherry sauce!
Peanut Butter Magic Shell
Peanut butter magic shell is creamy as it goes on, hardening to a delicious crunchy soft shell!
If you haven't roasted strawberries you have no idea what you are missing! Rich, amazing flavor, perfect for topping ice cream!
Easy Chocolate Ganache
A thick, fudgy, chocolatey and creamy mixture that is amazing over ice cream, but also delicious on cakes, filling cupcakes and much more!
Buttery Maple Peach Topping (Sauce)
Soo delicious on ice cream!
Easy Cherry Compote
A fresh and delicious use of cherries on your ice cream! Move over Cherry Garcia!
Butter Pecan Sauce
The ideal sauce in my book! Perfect with all flavors of ice cream, this rich, buttery sauce with hunks of crunchy, nutty pecans!
Not only is this sauce vibrant, fresh and amazing, it tastes so delicious on ice cream, sorbet and sherbet!
Be still my butterscotch loving heart! I adore butterscotch toppings and this one takes the cake, or the sundae at least!
Simple Peach Syrup Recipe
Keep the flavor of summer going by making this deliciously, simple peach syrup!
Apple Cinnamon Topping – Weight Watchers Friendly
A lighter, waistline friendly deliciously crunch topping. Like eating an apple crisp in sundae form!
Rhubarb Orange Compote
Sweetness of oranges, paired with the tartness of rhubarb, a match made in heaven!
Stewed Rhubarb (3 Ingredients Recipe)
Sweet-tart rhubarb in compote form, so yummy on vanilla or strawberry ice cream or even on lemon sorbet!
Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce
Using summer fresh and ripe cherries, make this vibrant and delicious sauce -- it will scream summertime to you!
Homemade Blueberry Sauce
What's not to love about a homemade blueberry sauce, scrumptious on ice cream, but try on waffles and pancakes too!
Not your ordinary ice cream sauce, but this custard based sauce would be incredible over any pie ala mode!
Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce
This Vanilla Bourbon Caramel sauce is rich and creamy, a little bit salty with a hint of bourbon, this is the one! Amazing on ice cream, pies, coffees, any dessert you need a little drizzle.
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Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.