Dessert Sauce Recipes

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Rating: Unrated
It may be blasphemy to say that hot fudge isn't the ultimate warm ice cream topping, but after tasting this amazing salted caramel sauce, that's exactly what I'm suggesting.

Raspberry Sauce

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

Hot Fudge Sauce II

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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.

Supreme Strawberry Topping

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Awesome restaurant-style strawberry topping. Serve cold over cheesecake or ice cream.

Sweet Blackberry and Brandy Sauce

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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

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This is an excellent sauce for pies and cakes - especially cheesecakes!

Lemon Sauce II

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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.

Whipped Cream Zabaglione

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This zabaglione is different because it incorporates cream. I have viewed other recipes and this varies a lot. Serve chilled with fresh fruit of your choice. To make sure zabaglione is the right consistency, run the whisk through and see that it falls in a steady stream standing on itself as it lands in the bowl.

Chocolate Syrup

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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.

Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping

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This is similar to soda shoppe toppings.

Whipped Cream

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How to make basic whipped cream. For best results make sure whisk and bowl are ice cold.

Oh-So-Easy Caramel Sauce

Rating: Unrated
This is a rich, sweet caramel sauce that can be made at the last minute that is great on bread pudding, gingerbread, apple pie, chopped apples, ice cream, and anything else you want to put it on.

Inspiration and Ideas

Instant Chocolate Hard Shell

"Made as stated, with coconut oil. Served over coconut ice cream and it was awesome!" – Kim Henke

Salted Caramel Sauce

"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

Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing

Rating: Unrated

This cream holds up longer on pies because it doesn't separate. Gelatin stiffens whipped cream and makes the texture seem fuller and slightly spongy. May be used to top a pie or frost a cake.