Summertime Sundae Sauces

I just returned from a little trip to Las Vegas, of all places! Aileen had a heavy duty conference to attend and I toured about all day. One evening we ate a fabulous meal at the Bellagio. For dessert we had a little cake thing, a small ball of ice cream on the side topped with super salty butterscotch sauce. It so much reminded me of this sauce. Tasted without the vanilla ice cream, it is too salty; with the ice cream- pure heaven! So do not fear when you give a taste to a spoonful and think, “oh my, way too much salt;” it will be perfect in your bowl drizzled over ice cream.

Three super easy home made toppings.


Best Butterscotch Sauce

1 stick butter (8 oz)

1 Cup brown sugar

1 cup whipping cream

1  tsp. salt

1 Tbsp vanilla

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Add sugar, cream and salt. Mix together.

Bring to a continuous gentle boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and add vanilla. TaDa! Done!

Makes not quite 2 cups.


Just plain old vanilla ice cream and all the toppings you can dream up for a deliciously simple dessert.

I made butterscotch, marshmallow and fudge sauce. And if you know me, the recipes are the easiest you will find.

Just five ingredients and you have the best butterscotch sauce around.

Gentle boil for five minutes














Cooked in the microwave, this takes just four minutes














Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping

1/4 Cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp corn syrup

2 Tbsp  milk

4 oz. marshmallows

1 Tbsp water

1?2 tsp vanilla

In a large (4 cup) microwaveable bowl put sugar, corn syrup, milk, water in and stir.

Add marshmallows.

Cook for 2 minutes at 70% power. Stir.

Cook an additional 1-2 minutes at 70% power. Stir until marshmallows are melted in.

Add vanilla. Stir. Done!

Makes a whopping 2 Cups.

You already have my favorite Fudge Sauce.

I think it's time for a party.

Care to share your favorite sundae topping? pecans? maraschino cherries? maybe whipped cream?

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7 Responses to Summertime Sundae Sauces

  1. Melinda Blyman says:

    You really can’t beat fudge or butterscotch, but affogato sundaes have become very popular in our house. A little Tia Maria or Kahlua drizzled over good ice cream then pour over some hot espresso and top with whipped cream and chopped chocolate covered coffee beans and it’s a cup of wonderful. Best thing is you can keep all the components on hand and whip together a great dessert at the drop of a hat. Can’t wait to try the butterscotch.

  2. Beth says:

    I really like to drizzle a little honey on vanilla ice cream and then sprinkle it with some cinnamon.

    I tried the chocolate fudge topping about 6 months ago, or maybe another recipe in the family cookbook, and we nearly broke our teeth on it. (I think I may have cooked it too long.) It poured on smoothly and then turned into hard candy on top of the ice cream. I may have to give it another shot.

  3. Terri says:

    Melinda, that is THE best have-on-hand dessert I have ever heard of! My have-on-hand dessert is a box brownie mix. I need to ratchet it up a bit.
    Wow that sounds good. Thank you.

    Beth, Cinnamon and honey- that reminds me of fried ice cream. I love that.

  4. Shari Keen says:

    The affogato is delish….I use Frangelico Liqueur when I serve this…..easy peasy!!!

  5. Terri says:

    Shari, You, Melinda and Beth have take toppings to a whole new level!

  6. Alice says:

    thanks for such a great post and the review, i am totally impressed!

  7. Daisy says:

    nice site.

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