17 Sundae Topping Ideas

ice cream sundae toppings

There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you taste these sundae toppings!

Strawberry Sauce

“This homemade strawberry sauce is only 3 ingredients, and is the perfect strawberry topping to go on ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, and more!” – Aimee

5-minute Hot Fudge Sauce

“5-minute Hot Fudge Sauce has just three ingredients and is perfect to use all summer long! This simple recipe tastes like melted fudge. You’ll want to use this easy hot fudge sauce over your O Organics© Ice Cream all summer long!” – Dorothy

Caramelized Skillet Peaches

“Deliciously caramelized and juicy peaches with a hint of cinnamon and bourbon (or rum) make the dreamiest ice cream topping.” – Martha

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

“Rich and smooth Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is simple and easy to make. Sugar, Butter, Cream and Sea Salt with a heavy-bottomed pan are all you need to make this gorgeous salted caramel sauce. Perfect on top of your ice cream sundae, drizzled on top of homemade apple pie or straight out of the jar with a spoon!” – Elizabeth

5 Minute Pecan Praline Sauce

“Rich and buttery, this 5 Minute Pecan Praline Sauce is full of pecans and butterscotch-y goodness. It’s the perfect topping for ice cream, pancakes, and all of your favorite fall recipes. Fast and easy to make, you can pull it all together in about 5 minutes.” – Kelly

Pretzel Topping for Ice Cream

“Here is a simple topping or mix-in that will make your ice cream really special. I use it for my Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream (coming soon!) But you could also add it to a multitude of ice cream flavors. The sky’s the limit here. This crust is much like my graham cracker crust, but with a slightly salty touch because of the pretzels. It’s a great addition to ice cream, because the saltiness and sweetness play off each other and enhance the overall flavor experience. You probably won’t need the whole batch for your ice cream, but you can save the extras to sprinkle on top.” – Melissa

Homemade Magic Shell Recipe

“This recipe for homemade magic shell is an easy ice cream topping that’s SO much better than store bought! Magic shell takes just minutes to make and will please all the kids (and adults!) in your life.” – Sara

Brown Sugar Peach Sauce

“In less than 10 minutes, I can make a super delicious warm peach sauce that is perfect served over ice cream, pound cake, bread pudding, pancakes, waffles, you name it! The warm flavors of Libby’s® Peaches, brown sugar, and cinnamon are the perfect quick and easy way to dress up any store-bought dessert – making you look like a kitchen pro without a lot of hassle.” – Stacey

Pineapple Ice Cream Topping

“We are finishing off this chilly ice cream week with a super easy recipe for pineapple ice cream topping. It only takes 3 simple ingredients to make this.” – Laura

Homemade Marshmallow Sauce Ice Cream Topping Recipe

“Homemade marshmallow sauce is a delicious topping for ice cream. Marshmallow sauce is easy and inexpensive to make, and it tastes so much better than store the store bought variety.” – Nikki

Homemade Raspberry Sauce

“This quick and easy homemade raspberry sauce recipe is made in only 10 minutes! It is a great topping for cheesecake, ice cream, oatmeal and more.” – Ashley

5-Minute Cinnamon Apple Ice Cream Topping

“Whenever I have apples I need to use up and am craving something sweet, this 5-minute cinnamon apple ice cream topping drizzled over a little vanilla ice cream in my go-to.” – Rachel

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

“Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce is the reason I eat ice cream! Heck, I won’t judge you if you grab a spoon and eat creamy and decadent Peanut Butter Hot Fudge straight from the jar! You won’t regret it!” – Amy

Brown Sugar Krispies Ice Cream Topping Recipe

“See, what I’ve made here is an ice cream topping. My grandmother actually makes this into an ice cream bar. So, basically, you’d layer half of this sweet, crunchy stuff on the bottom of a pan. Then layer some softened vanilla ice cream, and then press on another layer of the topping, and freeze it solid again before cutting into bars.” – Ashton

Easy Blueberry Sauce

“Turn your fresh blueberries into this quick and easy homemade Blueberry Sauce that only takes 10 minutes! It’s perfect for topping ice cream, pancakes, waffles and more.” – Julie

Butterscotch Sauce

“Butterscotch Sauce is my absolute favourite topping for ice cream. Hands down. I’ll choose it every time. It’s rich, buttery, and sweet. It’s the kind of flavour that you remember long after you’ve eaten it.” – Stacie

Cannoli Croutons

“Cannoli Croutons, a fun Italian dessert recipe idea. These dessert croutons are great with sweet dips, on top of ice cream sundaes, crumbled on cakes, and more!” – Lisa