10+ Sauces for Ice Cream

Ice cream is a delicious treat on its own, but it’s even better when topped with a flavorful sauce. Here are 10+ of our favorite ice cream sauces.

The 10+ BEST Sauces for Ice Cream

Salted caramel sauce in small weck jar.
Salted Caramel Sauce
This smooth and decadent sauce is made with butter, sugar, and cream. It's a great choice for those who love a bit of sweetness with their ice cream.
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Hot Fudge Sauce
This classic sauce is made with chocolate, butter, and sugar. It's rich and creamy, and it's the perfect topping for any flavor of ice cream.
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Butterscotch Sauce
This creamy and buttery sauce is made with butter, brown sugar, and cream. It's a delicious twist on the classic caramel sauce.
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Strawberry Sauce
This fresh and fruity sauce is made with strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. It's a great way to add a touch of summer to your ice cream.
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Peanut Butter Sauce
This Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Magic Shell only requires three ingredients and a microwave. The perfect topping for almost any ice cream!
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Raspberry Sauce
This tart and tangy sauce is made with raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice. It's a great way to add a bit of brightness to your ice cream.
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Pineapple Sauce
Thick and chunky Fresh Homemade Pineapple Sauce is a tasty tropical topper for your next ice cream sundae or pound cake.
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Cookies & Cream Hot Fudge Sauce
Cookies and Cream Sauce
This decadent sauce is made with crushed cookies and chocolate sauce. It's a great way to add a bit of crunch to your ice cream.
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Nutella Sauce
This smooth and hazelnutty sauce is made with Nutella and cream. It's a delicious way to add a bit of Italian flavor to your ice cream.
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Whipped Cream
This classic topping is made with heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. It's a light and fluffy way to top your ice cream.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these ice cream sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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10+ BEST Ice Cream Sauces

Ice cream is a delicious treat on its own, but it's even better when topped with a flavorful sauce. Here are 10+ of our favorite sauce recipes for ice cream! Try this 15 Minute Easy Salted Caramel Sauce.
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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and stir with rubber spatula until sugar is liquefied and amber in color.
  • Once sugar is completely melted, add butter and stir until dissolved.
  • Slowly add in heavy cream and heat for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt.
  • The sauce will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

This recipe makes 1 cup of salted caramel sauce. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Calcium: 16mg

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