Ice Cream Toppings

Not content with just the creamy goodness of ice cream, numerous recipes for ice cream toppings will make your big bowl of ice cream even better. And with a variety of topping options, there's something to please every member of the family.

See Popular Ice Cream Toppings Recipes

Raspberry-Fudge Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Raspberry and chocolate make a sauce that is perfect as a gift. You can serve this over ice cream, cake, or fresh fruit.

Total: 15 mins

Maple-Molasses Syrup

Better Homes and Gardens

Stir together just two ingredients, maple syrup and molasses, for a sweetly sensational pancake syrup that's ready in virtually minutes.

Bananas a la Mexican

Midwest Living

Coffee-flavored liqueur or spiced rum can be used to make these cinnamon and sugar bananas. Use them to top ice cream or yogurt.

Praline Ice-Cream Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Drizzle this warm caramel sauce on ice cream or slices of pound cake.

Total: 20 mins

Orange-Ginger Ice Cream Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Some dangerous liaisons, such as hot bittersweet fudge sauce and cold vanilla ice cream, are definitely worth the risk.

Total: 45 mins

Peachy Cherry Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Ready in fewer than 20 minutes, this low-calorie fruit sauce is delicious over frozen yogurt.

Quince-Apricot Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Quince, an ancient fruit, is a symbol of love and commitment. Available in fall and early winter, it often appears in holiday recipes. Serve this sauce on angel food, pound cake, or gingerbread.

Total: 30 mins

Prize Caramel Apple Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut Butter-Caramel Apples


Serve these warm sliced apples coated with creamy caramel and peanut butter sauce to a very happy crowd.

Hazelnut-Mocha Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Spoon this rich chocolate sauce over ice cream and sprinkle with nuts if desired.



Put ice cream into molds, freeze, and then decorate your frozen snack with melted chocolate and sprinkles.

Candy-Apple Coupes

Vegetarian Times

To make your own applesauce for the ice cream in this recipe, simmer peeled, cored apple quarters with a little water until soft.

Banana-Pecan Caramel Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Go-Nutty Grilled Cheese

Midwest Living

Caramel ice cream topping, pecans, and cinnamon make a sweet sauce for a wedge of Havarti cheese in this recipe. Serve with fresh fruit and bread for dessert or a sweet appetizer.

Blender Blueberry Sauce

Midwest Living

This easy blueberry sauce tastes sweet and fresh. Serve it over anything that could use a good dessert sauce, from pancakes to ice cream.

Total: 15 mins

Caramel Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Whether given away as a Christmas gift or savored to drizzle over cakes, pies, or ice cream, this caramel sauce recipe is easy to make.

Total: 15 mins
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