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
Sage-Candied Walnuts by cristinasciarra
Miso Caramel by theminx
Nancy Silverton's Whipped Cream by Genius Recipes
Balsamic Butterscotch Sauce by mrslarkin
Thai Peanut Butter Cups by vrunka
Maple Quinoa Granola by spacekase
Valrhona's Caramelized White Chocolate by Genius Recipes
Magic Shell by Marian Bull
Milk Chocolate Whipped Cream (and Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate) by Alice Medrich
Homemade Dulce de Leche by Catherine Lamb
Butterscotch Sauce by Phyllis Grant
Twix Bars by Jestei
Photo of Butterscotch Sauce by Phyllis Grant; all other photos by James Ransom.
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