three homemade ice cream syrups


What could be better with ice cream than homemade ice cream syrup?

I am highlighting three classic favorites today: butterscotch, triple berry, and chocolate. They are easy to make and would be perfect to share at a casual gathering. 

3 amazing ice cream sauces!

Butterscotch Sauce

adapted from Food Network


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Mix brown sugar, cream, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium/low to medium heat. Stir frequently for 5-7 minutes, until it comes to a light boil and thickens. Add vanilla and cook 1 additional minute. Turn off heat, cool slightly, then pour sauce into a storage container. Refrigerate until ready to use.

easy butterscotch syrup recipe

Note: I have to admit this was a my FAVORITE of the 3. It has a rich, buttery, sweet flavor and would be excellent mixed with some pecans.

easy butterscotch syrup recipe

butterscotch ice cream syrup recipe

Fresh Triple Berry Sauce

adapted from Food Network


  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water


Combine washed berries and sugar in heavy saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water and lemon juice and bring to boil over high heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and strain. Cool, cover, and refrigerate.

triple berry sauce made with fresh fruit

Notes: I used my Grandaddy’s blueberries and they were wonderful! Don’t be afraid to experiment and use what berries are in season. This sauce was thin, you can add a little cornstarch to thicken if desired. 

how to make fresh berry ice cream syrup

tangy triple berry ice cream syrup recipe

Classic Chocolate Sauce

Adapted from Food Network


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped


Heat cream and butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add chocolate, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add a touch of vanilla (optional). Cool to room temperature, refrigerate. 

classic chocolate syrup recipe

Notes: Use a high quality chocolate when making this recipe. I made the mistake of using a low quality chocolate one Christmas and won’t ever do that again! It will affect the flavor and consistency. I used two semisweet Ghiradelli bars (4oz each).  

chocolate syrup recipe

easy homemade chocolate syrup recipe


  1. Kathleen says

    Oh my!! I have to make each one of these! They are not on my diet, but I can cheat! And where did you find those cute little jars?

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