Peanut Butter Sauce {Ice Cream Topping}

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Peanut Butter Sauce- Thick and creamy, this yummy sauce can make an ordinary bowl of ice cream something special!! Top it with peanuts for even more pizzazz. 
This decadent Peanut Butter Sauce is simply amazing served over ice cream. If you are a true peanut butter fan, you can just eat it by the spoonful!

I love peanut butter. I especially love cooking with it. So any time I find a recipe featuring peanut butter, I bookmark it. I found this recipe for peanut butter ice cream topping several years ago. It was super easy, and oh so yummy. It’s been a family favorite since then.
This homemade Peanut Butter Sauce is easy to make, and so yummy over ice cream!
Usually we serve it with vanilla ice cream, but it would be good with chocolate ice cream too. Adding the salted peanuts on top makes it extra special. If you like peanut butter, you’ve gotta give it a try. Don’t feel guilty if you want to eat it by the spoonful. Some of us around here may have been known to try that. 😉

Peanut Butter Sauce

Yield: 2 cups

Peanut Butter Sauce {Ice Cream Topping}

Peanut Butter Sauce {Ice Cream Topping}
Decadent peanut butter sauce for ice cream.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • Salted peanuts, optional


1. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

2. Add peanut butter and stir till smooth. Stir in evaporated milk.

3. Serve warm over ice cream. Sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Cover and store leftovers in refrigerator.

Top your favorite ice cream with this Peanut Butter Sauce. You will love it!

Here are a few more mouthwatering peanut butter desserts:

Peanut Butter Poke Cake

Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
peanut butter recipePeanut Butter Truffle Brownies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles



  1. This sauce was so easy, and incredibly delicious. You could eat it by the spoonful!

  2. Great recipe! Ate it with chocolate ice cream and it was amazing.

  3. Just made this. Sooo good, fresh out of the pot. [Read: inhaling it by the spoonful as I poured the sauce into jars. Did I mention it is soooo good?] Initial observation is that it’s a tad more liquid than I might like and I think next time I’d hold back a bit on the evaporated milk. Also, I don’t think I did anything wrong, but mine made more like 2 2/3 cups of sauce so it didn’t fit into the first mason jar I poured it in. Just a heads up if anyone else wants to store it in a pint jar. Also, I used crunchy peanut butter because I wanted the pieces of peanuts in there. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I think this will be a favorite at our house too!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I think I too will be one of those people who eats it by the spoonful! Thank you for sharing! I’ll be preparing this as an ice cream topper soon! 🙂

  6. Hey Kara….its Kara 🙂 I have your Linky party down as on Wednesdays??? Im CONFUSED!!
    BTW…those look YUMM!

    let me know on your party 🙁


  7. I just put peanut butter on the grocery list, followed closely by chocolate ice cream!

  8. You had me at peanut butter. I adore a good homemade ice cream sauce (they’re so rare these days!). I can’t wait to try yours. This makes me want to pull out my recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce. Thanks so much for sharing!


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