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13 Ways to Make Your Ice Cream Better

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Here’s a little secret: It’s pretty difficult to find an ice cream that can’t be improved (at least a little) by an awesome topping. Of course there’s no scientific data here, but we're counting on gooey butterscotch, crumbled peanut butter cups, and caramelized white chocolate sauce to back us up. 

While we love complex ice cream flavors (Earl Grey Ice Cream with Blackberry Swirl, anyone?), a solid topping still takes things to the next level. So here are 13 of them for your next ice cream social -- or maybe just for later tonight.

Honey Balsamic Sauce by Alice Medrich

Honey Balsamic Sauce on Food52

 

Sage-Candied Walnuts by cristinasciarra

Candied Walnuts on Food52

 

Miso Caramel by theminx

Miso Caramel on Food52

 

Nancy Silverton's Whipped Cream by Genius Recipes

Whipped Cream on Food52

 

Balsamic Butterscotch Sauce by mrslarkin

Balsamic Butterscotch Sauce on Food52

 

Thai Peanut Butter Cups by vrunka

Peanut Butter Cups on Food52

 

Maple Quinoa Granola by spacekase

Quinoa Granola on Food52

 

Valrhona's Caramelized White Chocolate by Genius Recipes

Caramelized Chocolate on Food52

 

Magic Shell by Marian Bull

Magic Shell on Food52

 

Milk Chocolate Whipped Cream (and Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate) by Alice Medrich

Chocolate Whipped Cream on Food52

 

Homemade Dulce de Leche by Catherine Lamb

Dulche de Leche on Food52

 

Butterscotch Sauce by Phyllis Grant

Butterscotch Sauce on Food52

 

Twix Bars by Jestei

Twix on Food52

Photo of Butterscotch Sauce by Phyllis Grant; all other photos by James Ransom.

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3 months ago Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's assistant editor.

I just want ice cream so badly right now.

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4 months ago Mr_Vittles

I prefer mix-ins to toppings, but sometimes why not both?

Me

4 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Always why not both.