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Tempting Dessert Sauces

Drizzle ice cream, fruit, cake or cheesecake with one of these tasty toppers, including chocolate sauce, praline sauce, blueberry sauce and butterscotch sauce.
Pear Caramel Sauce

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

Praline Sauce

Sweet and nutty, this rich sauce is best served warm over ice cream or yogurt.

Praline Sauce

Blueberry Sauce

Whip up this sweet and juicy sauce for the perfect ice cream or pie topping.

Blueberry Sauce

Family-Favorite Chocolate Sauce

Ice cream with warm, homemade chocolate sauce can be the ultimate dessert. This recipe is from the Warren family of Stanley, Kansas.

Family-Favorite Chocolate Sauce

Butterscotch Sauce

Drizzle this warm, delectable sauce over ice cream for a sweet, homemade treat. 

Butterscotch Sauce

15-Minute Raspberry Sauce

"This one always impresses people," says Lynn Blanchard, Test Kitchen director. "It's great over chocolate cake, cheesecake and ice cream."

15-Minute Raspberry Sauce

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

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

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)

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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