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Homemade Ice Cream Sauce Recipes: Chocolate Syrup, Raspberry & Butterscotch

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Ice Cream Sauce takes ice cream to a whole new level. What will be your favorite flavor?

Hi Bold Bakers!

This summer I created an entire frozen dessert section on my website for all of you bold bakers who are taking a break from the oven and heading into the freezer section — my freezer section! This page is your one stop destination for all things frozen dessert.

I’ve got you covered from countless ice cream recipes that start with my 2 Ingredient Ice Cream Base to healthy Natural Fruit Popsicles. Basically, if you can dream it, I’ve got a recipe for it. Now, since I feel very strongly that no dessert can really be called complete without the right toppings, garnishes, or decorations, I created an entire video just to show you how to dress up your home made frozen treats with an ice cream sauce — which one you choose is up to you!

Thus, here are all the secrets to the best Chocolate Syrup you’ve ever had, the easiest Raspberry Sauce around, and the richest Butterscotch Sauce you’ve ever tasted! Whether you like chocolate, vanilla or strawberry, I don’t know an ice cream that can’t be improved by topping with an ice cream sauce!

How to Re-heat an Ice Cream Sauce: Chocolate Syrup and Butterscotch

Keep all of your sauces in the fridge until needed. Raspberry Sauce has a shorter shelf life, but the others will last for months happily in the back of your fridge. Before you use the Chocolate Syrup or Butterscotch Sauce, place in the microwave for 30 seconds or until they soften. You can also place the ice cream sauce jar of your choosing in a bowl of hot water and that will soften it and be ready to pour.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Kids old and young can’t resist chocolate syrup over their ice cream. Get my Homemade Chocolate Syrup recipe.

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Raspberry Sauce

One of Summers shining stars, when it’s at it’s peak use it as many ways you can. Get my Raspberry Sauce recipe.

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Butterscotch Sauce

I always have a jar of this sauce in the back of my fridge for last minute dessert emergencies. You know the ones! Get my Butterscotch Sauce recipe.

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  1. Ruwayda Badat on August 31, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Omw Gemma you are just the best. I made your ice cream recipe and ice cream sauces. It was devine. Im am your biggest fan from South Africa.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 31, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Aw that warms my heart! Thanks for trying out my recipes. Check out my website for more recipes.

  2. Nye on April 4, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    These sauces are amazing! Thank you so much Gemma! 😉

    • Gemma Stafford on April 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      It’s my pleasure!

  3. Megha on March 9, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Hi Gemma,

    Could you please share the measurements of ingredients for chocolate syrup??

    • Gemma Stafford on March 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Megha,

      The written recipe can be found above where you left this comment. Let me know if you still can’t find it.


  4. Vyshnavi on February 26, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I just made the caramel sauce…it tastes good…but it kind of hardened out…and it’s not like syrup …what could have gone wrong☹️

    • Gemma Stafford on February 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      I’m sorry to heart that, it sounds like it might have gotten scorched, this can happen very quickly!

  5. Vyshnavi on February 26, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Hey Gemma,

    I just made caramel sauce…followed ur recipe…but I didn’t get the golden colour and it was a bit thick…what could have gone wrong… 😔

    • Gemma Stafford on February 26, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Hi there, that’s very odd. Did it thicken up but never go golden? If its not very thick i suggest cooking it longer.

      • Vyshnavi on February 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm

        Thnq Gemma….for immediate response… didn’t get proper color. After cooling down it became thick like candy. I added more milk and cooked little more now it is flowing a bit. I tried ur other recipes they r good but not success with caramel sauce. I’ll try it again.

        • Gemma Stafford on February 27, 2019 at 6:17 am

          Hi there,
          Think I spotted the issue for you.
          1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter
          1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) heavy cream
          1/2 cup (3oz/85g) brown sugar (see notes)
          1 teaspoon vanilla extract
          1/8 teaspoon large flake salt
          There is no milk in this recipe, it is cream, heavy dairy cream, with a fat content of 35% or more.
          Milk would give you a totally different result, and would indeed harden the caramel, as water would. It is the fat in the cream which keeps this soft.
          I hope this is of help,
          Gemma 🙂

  6. Ian Austria Dabilbil on January 19, 2019 at 11:35 am

    hi gemma, i do really love the chocolate sauce, so yummy, just want to ask about strawberry sauce, coz its hard to find here strawberry fruit, can i just use strawberry essence instead?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      Hi there,yes you can or you can use another berry like raspberry. Enjoy!

  7. Jenny Cantrell on December 25, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Can you do any of these with peaches

    • Gemma Stafford on December 26, 2018 at 7:08 am

      Yes you can replace the raspberries with peaches 🙂


  8. Nky on December 18, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Nice one..please can margarine be used in place of butter? Also is they any substitute for the cream used…. Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on December 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      yes you can use margarine. However butter is really best for flavor and quality.

      Unfortunately there is no substitute for cream.


  9. Frances Mountney on December 10, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Can eagle brand caramel sauce be used for ice cream

    • Gemma Stafford on December 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Yes hi can be used 😀

  10. Johanne on September 2, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    HI Gemma, I love, love, love your ice cream recipes. Can you make praline and cream which is my favourite?

    Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on September 3, 2018 at 3:55 am

      Hi Johanne,
      I love that flavor too, and I will add it to my list, thank you.
      There is a praline sauce with this recipe ( you may like this with your ice cream too!
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Kathy on August 17, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Hi Gemma, do you have any recipes to make dipped cones and ice cream treats with that instant hard shell? I’m not sure what to search for on your site. Thanks!

  12. Ron on July 21, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Hi Gemma, I’m a fan from asia. All your recipes as well as these sauces made me want to try something new! I just want to ask about the butterscotch and chocolate syrup, specifically how many months can it last in the fridge?

    Hopefully I can make a successful business out of your ice cream recipes! I wish you more success in life! 😊

    • Gemma Stafford on July 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Oh they will last for months. Like 4 plus months. I have it in my fridge for much longer I’m sure.

      Best of luck,

  13. Mila on July 20, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Hi Gemma, can the sauces be used to make ripples in the 2 ingredient ice creams? Or will they not freeze well, maybe harden?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 20, 2018 at 9:07 am

      Hi Mila,
      Yes, perfect for that purpose, go for it, let us know how you get on,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Jacqueline R on July 20, 2018 at 5:05 am

    How do you reheat these three sauces? Do you reheat them in the jars or do you pour sauce in saucepan and reheat that way?

    These recipes look awesome. Will try them.

    • Gemma Stafford on July 20, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Hi Jacqueline,
      Thank you for your kind comment. I remove the portion I wish to serve to a little jug, the warm that through in the microwave. It softens really quickly as the sugar content is high. I would not heat and return to the fridge, especially fruit sauces. Just take what you need, that will be best,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Bakingmommyof2 on July 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    The butterscotch sauce is the best I have ever made…my youngest daughter was watching the video with me and said we for sure need to try the chocolate sauce also…thank you again for sharing Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 20, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Love that you are baking with your little girl, this is where I started, standing beside my mum.
      Well done you, thank you for this lovely review,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Cherith Johnson on July 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Another hit Gemma, I made a double batch of the chocolate syrup and delivered a bottle of it to my son for a family and just got this email…
    “That chocolate milk syrup is really good! I’ve tried making a couple different ones but they haven’t turned out as good as that. Can you send me the recipe? Thank you!!”
    I also made the butterscotch syrup and my David, a sweet loving Scot is in love. 😀
    Well done.
    Thanks Gemma, you rock

    • Gemma Stafford on July 20, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Hi there,
      Ah! That is so lovely, what a lovely mom, and son too.
      Thank you for this very kind review of the recipe, I am delighted,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. charlene on July 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

    love your site

    • Gemma Stafford on July 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Charlene, it is good that you are here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

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