Dessert Sauce Recipes

Find every sweet dessert sauce recipe you need to take your desserts over the top, like salted caramel sauce, fudge sauce, hard chocolate shell sauce, fruit compote and sauce, and whipped cream.

Staff Picks

Whipped Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 1160
This recipe shows how to make basic whipped cream. For best results, make sure the whisk and bowl are ice cold.
By Allrecipes Member

Blueberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 1005
Delicious, warm blueberry sauce which is fabulous on pancakes, waffles, cheesecake or ice cream! Fresh or frozen blueberries work equally well.

Supreme Strawberry Topping

Rating: 5 stars 1024
This homemade strawberry sauce is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor!

Easy Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 447
This caramel sauce recipe is super easy to make with just 3 ingredients.

Raspberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 341
I've made raspberry sauce so many ways and this is my favorite. Thanks to MSG Mark Morgan.

Hot Fudge Sauce II

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
This is a great hot fudge sauce to use for almost any chocolate dessert. My mom gave me this recipe with a note that said, 'Use this sauce over brownies and vanilla ice cream to make 'Eskimo Pie Delight'. It was a favorite of mine from college.

Easy Devonshire Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 234
A wonderful topping for scones, or use as a dip for fruit.

Sweet Blackberry and Brandy Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 64
This is a really easy sauce to serve over ice cream, cheesecake, or perhaps even pancakes. Serve it warm over vanilla ice cream or chill it, and serve over plain cheesecake.

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 136
This is an excellent sauce for pies and cakes - especially cheesecakes!

Lemon Sauce II

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This is a tasty lemon and honey sauce that can be served with cakes and other desserts. Pineapple juice may be used in place of the orange.

Chocolate Syrup

Rating: 4.5 stars 513
This is my step-mom's syrup recipe, and everyone says it's better than Hershey's! Great on ice cream, in chocolate milk, or drizzled on warm brownies.

Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 242
A luscious chocolate gravy for breakfast biscuits using pantry ingredients.

Inspiration and Ideas

Instant Chocolate Hard Shell
Rating: Unrated 29
"Made as stated, with coconut oil. Served over coconut ice cream and it was awesome!" – Kim Henke
Salted Caramel Sauce
Rating: Unrated 153
"It may be blasphemy to say that hot fudge isn't the ultimate ice cream topping, but after tasting this amazing sauce, that's exactly what I'm suggesting." – Chef John
Instant Chocolate Hard Shell
Rating: 4.5 stars 29

Two ingredients and less than 5 minutes to a delicious chocolate candy shell for ice cream. After trying recipe after recipe that turned out either rock hard or thick gummy hard shells - I thought to read the ingredient list on a bottle of the store stuff and came up with this! You can use any oil that has NO flavor or has a flavor compatible with chocolate and your ice cream - canola or soybean work ok here, but the coconut oil sends the flavor over the top and makes it a tad crunchier! Drizzle on top of your favorite ice cream!