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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.

Lemon Sorbet Torte

Lemon Sorbet Torte

Lemon Sorbet Torte

Oohs and ahs are sure to be the reaction when you bring this elegant torte to the table. It all starts with the unique almond and cinnamon-flavored crust topped with a layer of strawberry jam, then filled with prepared lemon sorbet. The torte is served with a rhubarb-strawberry sauce and additional fresh strawberries. Sarah Bradley of Athens, Texas gets the credit for creating this impressive dessert.

Warm Pear Sundaes

Warm Pear Sundaes

Warm Pear Sundaes

“This is a simple, attractive way to dress up fresh pears,” says Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado. “You don’t need a lot of time or ingredients, and you can easily double or triple the recipe for guests.”

Frozen Almond-Cream Desserts

Frozen Almond-Cream Desserts

Frozen Almond-Cream Desserts

These little, frozen cheesecakes are a surefire crowd-pleaser, particularly when served with the peach puree. They're even great when made with a sugar substitute. —Eva Wright of Grant, Alabama
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Sparkling Fresh Fruit

Sparkling Fresh Fruit

Sparkling Fresh Fruit

“This fruit-filled dessert is yummy,” promises Nancee Melin of Tucson, Arizona. “For even faster preparation, you can buy cut-up fruit from the produce department. For an elegant touch, I like to garnish it with fresh mint sprigs.”

Blueberry Orange Cups

Blueberry Orange Cups

Blueberry Orange Cups

In the mood for something sweet but want to keep it light? These simple-to-prepare fruit cups, served with cool sherbet and orange marmalade, are the perfect way to end any meal. -Lorene Frohling Waukesha, Wisconsin

Black Forest Frozen Dessert

Black Forest Frozen Dessert

Black Forest Frozen Dessert

Chocolate and cherries make up the sweet taste combo in this layered icebox dessert! The decadent, scrumptious recipe comes from Ruth Lee of Troy, Ontario.

Praline Crunch Ice Cream

Praline Crunch Ice Cream

Praline Crunch Ice Cream

If you're a caramel lover, you'll want to try Julia Register's recipe for homemade ice cream topped with pralines and a rich caramel sauce. The Huntersville, North Carolina cook reports that she has used this recipe for ice cream socials at her church. "The homemade caramel sauce goes over well."

Hot Berries 'n' Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Hot Berries 'n' Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Hot Berries 'n' Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas writes, “This decadent dessert is a taste of Heaven. The hot mixed berry topping seeps through the brownie layer into the cool vanilla ice cream for a zippy chilled cake. Yum!”

Maple-Walnut Ice Cream

Maple-Walnut Ice Cream

Maple-Walnut Ice Cream

With years of ice cream making to her credit, Patricia Rausch of Kearny, New Jersey came up with this refreshing treat. "My thick homemade fudge sauce makes an excellent topping for the ice cream, which has a hint of maple flavor."

Caramel Yogurt Sundaes

Caramel Yogurt Sundaes

Caramel Yogurt Sundaes

These are a perfect way to end a delicious meal on a hot summer evening. As Marlene says, “They’re spoon-licking good!” Marlene Kroll — Chicago, Illinois

Glazed Bananas in Phyllo Nut Cups

Glazed Bananas in Phyllo Nut Cups

Glazed Bananas in Phyllo Nut Cups

I enjoy making this fast yet fancy dessert for my wife. The phyllo cups can be baked, cooled and stored in an airtight container up to one day in advance. —Scott Maynard, Lafayette, Louisiana
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