This caramel and fresh raspberry ice cream sundae is truly scrumptious! Perfect for anytime you need something super-easy and extra-special.
What's the Story Behind this Recipe?
If you love caramel, you need to try this sundae! The combo of caramel and fresh raspberries is amazing!
Long, long ago, I waitressed at an old fashion ice cream parlor that served all kinds of amazing flavor concoctions. Now every once and awhile, I'll put on my Ice Cream Professional hat and throw a new combination of ice cream and toppings together for Mr B. When I made this raspberry and caramel sundae for him, his first words were, "Oh Baby, you need to blog this!"
As a rule, I don't often share this kind of ice cream creation, because it isn't so much a recipe as it is simple assembly instructions; however, this combo is a real humdinger! The caramel, raspberry, and ice cream are a scrumptious departure from more pedestrian chocolate sundaes, and the addition of ginger into the mix - as a topping or in the actual caramel syrup - makes your whole bowl sing a new song.
What Goes into this Recipe
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
★ Ice cream: We like to use vanilla ice cream for this sundae, but any flavor that makes you happy will work.
Need some inspiration? Other ice cream flavors that work well include cinnamon, chocolate, and any variation on butterscotch or caramel.
★ Fresh raspberries: The pop of freshness from the berries is what brings this whole sundae together. Other fresh berries can be substituted as desired.
★ Caramel sauce: Caramel sauce is pretty easy to make, but if you aren't up to making your own, you can make things super-easy by using a store-bought sauce. (Check out this caramel & butterscotch recipe roundup if you want to make some at home.)
TIP: We found the best caramel sauce we've ever had at a place called Leatherby's Family Creamery in Salt Lake City. (They do mail-orders!) If you happen to have access, do not pass go - just get some.
★ Sundae Toppings: The toppings you use on an ice cream sundae are limited only by your imagination. In addition to the basic caramel sauce and raspberries, you can also add:
- Ginger chips (One of our favorites!)
- Chopped nuts (We especially enjoy cashews on this caramel sundae.)
- Mini chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
You can always finish a sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top, too!
How to Make this Recipe
Put 2-3 scoops of ice cream in a dish. Top with fresh raspberries and drizzle with caramel syrup.
Sprinkle on additional toppings as desired.
FAQs & Expert Tips
For a real flavor boost, stir some ginger syrup into the caramel sauce before you pour it on! (3:1, caramel sauce to ginger syrup)
More Ice Cream Recipes
Caramel Raspberry Ice Cream Sundae
- 1 ice cream scoop
- 2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 3-4 tablespoons caramel syrup
- ¼ cup fresh raspberries
Additional Topping Ideas
- Chopped nuts ; cashews
- mini chocolate chips
- shredded coconut
- whipped cream
- Put 2-3 scoops of ice cream in a dish. Top with fresh raspberries and drizzle with caramel syrup. Sprinkle on additional toppings as desired.
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Originally published June 25, 2014. Post has been updated with new content, images, and recipe instructions to improve reader experience.