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Ice Cream Toppings

Looking for recipes for ice cream toppings? Taste of Home has the best ice cream topping recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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A friend shared this recipe, which has become an all-time favorite of mine. It's so versatile—I've substituted different cookies (macaroons or chocolate chip) ice cream and chips with delicious results. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas (Reader used crisp Italian macaroons instead of shortbread cookies.)
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Applescotch Sundaes

Applescotch Sundaes

Applescotch Sundaes

"Oregon produces some of the best apples in the country, so we're always coming up with new and delicious ways to serve them," comments Jayne Schilling, who lives in Salem. "The sweet sauce with tender chunks of apple is heavenly over ice cream, gingerbread or pound cake."

Toasted Almond Ice Cream Balls

Toasted Almond Ice Cream Balls

Toasted Almond Ice Cream Balls

You can keep these almond-coated ice cream balls on hand in the freezer for last-minute entertaining. Just whip up the sauce in minutes for a simply satisfying sweet treat. —Anita Curtis, Camarillo, California

Peanut Butter Sundaes

Peanut Butter Sundaes

Peanut Butter Sundaes

This is a peanutty change of pace from traditional ice cream sundaes with chocolate sauce. It's a delicious recipe that proves even a quick meal doesn't have to go without dessert. ---Susan Mowery, Newville, Pennsylvania
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Peanut Ice Cream Delight

Peanut Ice Cream Delight

Peanut Ice Cream Delight

A cookie crust topped with ice cream, peanuts and homemade caramel and chocolate sauce…no wonder this dessert was such a hit at my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower.

Pear Sundaes

Pear Sundaes

Pear Sundaes

This recipe is perfect for an uncommon dessert that's fresh and fast. These sweet caramel pears overs ice cream are easy, special and delicious. For a different flavor, substitute canned peaches.—Len Harkness, Pacifica, California

Festive Mint Sundaes

Festive Mint Sundaes

Festive Mint Sundaes

These sundaes are reminiscent of the special dessert served at ladies' club meetings I attended when we lived in Mississippi.—Carole Martin, Tallahassee, Florida

Very Berry Melba

Very Berry Melba

Very Berry Melba

I received this recipe from my sister many years ago when we lived in southern Michigan, which has many blueberry farms. We've since moved north and now that my kids eat it all by itself.

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

"This delightful dessert will satisfy a chocolate lover's craving," assures Kristin Dorazio, from Chepachet, Rhode Island. "It's quite simple as well.

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae

I MAKE this special treat for my family whenever there's a birthday or anniversary. Even without a special occasion, it caps any meal with a festive flair. I especially like to prepare the brownies in a heart shape for Valentine's Day and garnish them with berries. -Dottie Miller, Jonesborough, Tennessee

Banana Sundae Sauce

Banana Sundae Sauce

Banana Sundae Sauce

Try this luscious banana-based topping at your next ice-cream social. I guarantee you'll be asked to bring it again. Luckily, it's quick and easy to make and versatile, too. It's the perfect finish to cake and frozen yogurt.

Cinnamon Chocolate Sundaes

Cinnamon Chocolate Sundaes

Cinnamon Chocolate Sundaes

Kids will enjoy this tempting ice cream topping because it hardens on the ice cream as it stands. Store-bought sauces just can't compare to this homemade concoction.
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