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Homemade Ice Cream Sauce Trifecta | The Best Sundae Sauces Ever!

The only three homemade ice cream sauce recipes you will ever need.

Really!  Salted Caramel, Delicious Chocolate and Supreme Strawberry, as you can see make one awesome Banana Split!

homemade ice cream sauce

Or what about a Tin Roof?  That’s when you drizzle a huge slab of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, sprinkle with spanish skinned salted peanuts and rinse and repeat.  You have to try it!

homemade ice cream sauce

We have always used ice cream sauces – the ones you buy at the grocery store, but we don’t anymore!  Besides, the flavour of fresh homemade sauces just doesn’t compare with the store bought kind.  Am I right?

The only three homemade ice cream sauce recipes you will ever need. Really! Salted Caramel, Delicious Chocolate and Supreme Strawberry, as you can see make one awesome Banana Split!

Spooning that thick delicious homemade ice cream sauce onto your ice cream, pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs – you can put it on whatever your heart desires.


These recipes make about a 1 to 1 1/2 cups of sauce, so if you are feeding a crowd you may want to double up.

homemade ice cream sauce

It’s always nice to make a fresh batch of homemade ice cream sauce and I find each of the three sauces keep about a week to 10 days in the refrigerator.

homemade ice cream sauce
  • I’ve included the salted caramel sauce recipe again here, and you can also find it an earlier blog post, Salted Caramel Sauce.
  • The chocolate sauce comes from and it’s amazing, it almost hardens on the ice cream!
  • The strawberry sauce recipe I created from one of my strawberry pie fillings, I posted about it earlier in the year on Strawberry Pie | A Little Magic Filled With Joy

Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar – well packed
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. almond flavoured liqueur

Directions (Prep time – about 30 minutes):

In a medium sized saucepan mix the brown sugar, butter, sea salt, and heavy cream and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, but not vigorously.
As the caramel begins to thicken, cook for another 2 minutes
Remove from heat and add the liqueur
Return to the stove and cook for another 2 minutes
Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
Pour into glass jars for storage
Tip: I poured the sauce into a 2 cup measuring cup and used that to pour into my little jars.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe (Lee Lee’s Famous Chocolate Sauce Recipe –


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water ( more or less, as needed to make a stirable consistency)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions (prep time total – 15 minutes)

  • Combine sugar, cocoa, and salt in small saucepan.
  • Add enough water to make stirable consistency.
  • Add butter to cocoa mixture.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Allow to boil for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Serve warm over ice cream.

Supreme Strawberry Ice Cream Sauce


  • 1 cup of mashed strawberries
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups of sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

Directions – total prep time about 30 minutes

  • Cook the mashed strawberries in the water, bring to a boil then strain into a measuring cup.  Add enough water to make one cup.
  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and juice and stir quickly, bring to a boil and then cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries.

The first time you serve these amazing homemade ice cream sauces the Crowd Will Go Wild!


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