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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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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."

Peachy Banana Splits

Peachy Banana Splits

Peachy Banana Splits

THIS is a simple yet perfect ending to a meal for two on a summer's evening. Whenever I make this dessert, I'm reminded of my childhood, when my favorite treat at the soda fountain was a huge banana split. -Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
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Peachy Sundaes

Peachy Sundaes

Peachy Sundaes

Peachy Sundaes are a treat grandmother Betty Claycomb has enjoyed since she was a teenager. "Years ago, a friend worked at a fancy hotel where this deliciously different dessert was served. They still look and taste elegant when made at home, but they're very simple to prepare," assures this Alverton, Pennsylvania field editor.

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."

Pumpkin Pecan Sundaes

Pumpkin Pecan Sundaes

Pumpkin Pecan Sundaes

My family enjoys anything with pumpkin so I knew this recipe would be well-received. Butter pecan ice cream is a perfect partner for the spiced pumpkin sauce.—Fancheon Resler, Bluffton, Indiana

Raspberry Hot Fudge Sundae

Raspberry Hot Fudge Sundae

Raspberry Hot Fudge Sundae

I created this recipe one hot summer night when I went to the kitchen to make four sundaes and didn't have quite enough hot fudge sauce. So I decided to use the raspberry sauce I'd made for that morning's waffles. After the first spoonful, I knew I'd created the perfect sundae!

Raspberry Peach Melba Dessert

Raspberry Peach Melba Dessert

Raspberry Peach Melba Dessert

The fruity sauce for this delightful dessert can be served warm or chilled. So it's perfect anytime-even when you need to put a meal on the table in a hurry.

Shamrock Sundaes

Shamrock Sundaes

Shamrock Sundaes

If your family loves ice cream (and who doesn't?), you'll probably serve these sundaes-with their from-scratch chocolate sauce-often. But you won't mind, because they're so simple to put together.

Spiced Apple Sundaes

Spiced Apple Sundaes

Spiced Apple Sundaes

This dessert was inspired by my son, Logan, who commented one day that it was too bad it took so long to make apple pie. Cinnamon and all spice add warm, spicy flavor to the tender apples and golden raisins in this dessert—it tastes like an apple pie without the crust.—Kathie Morris, Redmond, Oregon

Sunny Sherbet Cups

Sunny Sherbet Cups

Sunny Sherbet Cups

The sky's the limit with this delicious dessert! Substitute raspberry, pineapple or orange sherbet or replace the mandarin oranges with pineapple tidbits or fresh raspberries. Whipped cream and toasted nuts make tasty toppings.
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