Outrageously Delicious Hot Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Topping Recipe

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Do you love peanut butter?  You're going to go NUTS for this amazing peanut butter caramel ice cream topping.  If you want a one page, printable version of the Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce recipe, scroll to the bottom of the post.

Amazingly delicious peanut butter caramel ice cream sauce on vanilla ice cream.

Yesterday, I shared my favorite homemade hot fudge sauce recipe for topping ice cream sundaes.  But sometimes a person isn't in the mood for chocolate.  (It happens!  I swear!)

To your rescue, an amazing hot peanut butter ice cream sauce.  I started with this recipe from Taste of Home Magazine, but made a few small changes to suit my tastes.  No canned milk products for me. 

Ingredients for peanut butter caramel ice cream topping on a wooden cutting board.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping Recipe:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 T butter (half a stick)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • pinch salt

butter and brown sugar melting together in a small saucepan on a gas stove.

Start by placing the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat and stir just until incorporated.  Then sit back and wait for the mixture to come to a boil (no stirring!).  We're essentially making a caramel sauce here, which gives the finished peanut butter sauce and amazing depth of flavor and texture.

Peanut butter being stirred in to the caramel mixture in a small saucepan.

When the mixture comes to a nice, frothy boil, turn the heat to low and add in the peanut butter.  Stir to incorporate the peanut butter completely in the caramel mixture.

Cream being stirred in to the peanut butter caramel mixture in a small saucepan on a gas stove.

Finally, add the heavy cream and vanilla, and stir it all together, until it turns into a warm, gooey, salty-sweet pot of heaven.

Vanilla ice cream topped with peanuts and peanut butter caramel ice cream topping in a silver ice cream sundae cup on a white background.

Spoon over vanilla ice cream, sprinkle with a few salted peanuts, and let your tastebuds rejoice.

Vanilla ice cream topped with peanuts,  peanut butter caramel ice cream topping, and hot fudge.

And if you really want something special, combine it with the homemade hot fudge sauce.  

Vanilla ice cream topped with peanuts,  peanut butter caramel ice cream topping, and hot fudge.

Peanut Buster Parfait?  Dairy Queen, you have nothing on me.  THIS is the good stuff, worth every calorie.

Vanilla ice cream topped with peanuts and peanut butter caramel ice cream topping in a silver ice cream sundae cup on a white background.

Looking for the one page, printable version of the Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce recipe?  Here you go:  Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Topping Recipe

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