20 Tempting Dessert Sauces | Midwest Living

20 Tempting Dessert Sauces

Drizzle ice cream, fruit, cake or cheesecake with one of these tasty toppers.

Cool Cheesecake Sauce

Here's a smooth make-ahead dessert sauce that offers an easy way to get cheesecake flavor. Serve it over fresh fruit or layer in a parfait glass with fruit and cookies or cake for a special-occasion dinner finale.

Cool Cheesecake Sauce

Versatile dessert sauces

Basic dessert sauces and their variations make wonderful toppings for ice cream, fruit or cake.

Our Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce (at left in photo) combines brown sugar, cocoa powder, butter, buttermilk, chocolate and whipping cream. Our recipe also tells you how to make Amaretto-Fudge, Espresso-Fudge and Peanut Butter-Fudge flavors.

Raspberry-Wine Sauce (at right in photo) is a simple, quick-cooking recipe that uses either Zinfandel wine or apple juice. We also tell you how to make Double Berry, Cherry-Berry and Peach-Berry Wine Sauce.

See the next slide for Warm Caramel Sauce.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Raspberry-Wine Sauce

Warm Caramel Sauce

Our Warm Caramel Sauce, pictured over Dark Roast Coffee Ice Cream, is a creamy blend of white sugar, brown sugar, whipping cream, corn syrup and butter. Variations in the recipe include Warm Praline-Caramel Sauce and Warm Caramel-Apple Sauce.

Warm Caramel Sauce

Dark Roast Coffee Ice Cream (variation on Vanilla Ice Cream)

Ice Cream Chocolate Shell

This super-easy homemade ice cream topping doesn't harden quite as fast as that magical store-bought stuff, but it packs a lot more chocolate flavor. Plus, it's totally customizable with different flavors of chips! Store it in the pantry to zap in the microwave whenever you want to crack your spoon into something delicious.

Ice Cream Chocolate Shell

Peanut Brittle and Peach Sauce over Ice Cream

Peanut brittle adds a sweet, caramel crunch to ice cream--and tastes even better with peach sauce.

Peanut Brittle and Peach Sauce over Ice Cream

Pear Caramel Sauce

Here's a quick and easy dessert that's ready in just 15 minutes. Scoop the ice cream and freeze while the pears cook in their sugary syrup.

Pear Caramel Sauce

Easy Blender Blueberry Sauce

Sweet and healthy, blueberries are a Midwestern favorite. Serve this blueberry sauce over anything that could use a good dessert sauce, from fresh-off-the-griddle pancakes to scoops of ice cream.

Easy Blender Blueberry Sauce

Zuppa Inglese

This is the Italian version of a trifle from LoRusso's Cucina in St. Louis. The rich dessert layers custard with a syrup, pound cake and fresh raspberries, and tops it all off with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

If you're looking for a faster dessert, the orange-flavored syrup alone could be used as a topping for fresh fruit or store-bought cake.

Zuppa Inglese

Raspberry Custard Brulee

Layers of raspberries and custard sauce topped with lacy caramelized sugar form this elegant yet easy-to-make dessert.

Raspberry Custard Brulee

Vanilla-Roasted Fruit

Oven-roasted nectarines or peaches create their own vanilla syrup as they're baked in vanilla-flavored sugar with water. They're heavenly with ice cream and syrup drizzled over the top.

Vanilla-Roasted Fruit

Raspberry-Sauced Cheesecake

Start with four slices of your favorite purchased cheesecake. Mix up this easy raspberry topping, and you've got dessert in minutes.

Raspberry-Sauced Cheesecake

Chocolate Crepes with Nutmeg Vanilla Sauce

Serve the custardlike nutmeg vanilla sauce over chocolate crepes, as in our picture, or try it over brownies, chocolate cheesecake or any chocolate cake.

Chocolate Crepes with Nutmeg Vanilla Sauce

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