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Toffee Ice Cream Sauce-Chocolate Caramel Crunch

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Today I’ve joined up with a bunch of fabulous bloggers to have an ice cream social in preparation for Labor Day Weekend. After you read about this yummy creation, scroll to the bottom to see what everyone else is serving up, like our toffee ice cream sauce!
Plus I’m guest posting a favorite cookie and a tender memory from growing up and how my mom helped me feel better about myself on Is This Really My Life

Chocolate caramel ice cream sauce just got way better with crunchy little toffee bits. I have always been a texture person. I love to have a little crunch in things. It just tastes better to me. This sauce is super silky and those little nuggets of toffee add the perfect little something.

We had these ice cream sundaes to celebrate the first day of school for our little 6 year old. No one told me that 1st grade was going to be harder than kindergarten.

I actually didn’t even think that kindergarten was that bad anyway. Maybe because I was so used to Preschool, or because it’s only 3 hours every day and I would have her home for lunch. I did hold strong and I didn’t cry, but it was honestly so hard to let her go. I felt like I was sending her out into the big scary world and I had so many worries. Would the other kids be nice? Would her teacher take care of her and teach her the things she needed to know? Would she choose the right and be a good example to those around her? Would she struggle with the school work? And what if she had to sit alone at lunch or had no one to play with at recess? I know, I seem a bit too worried, but kids can be so mean and school can be hard on kids sometimes.

Thankfully I didn’t need to worry, and she did fantastic, made new friends and loved her teacher. Now I just hope it continues. I will say I am looking forward to not having kindergarten homework. I swear it has to be the worst because it’s all about the parent sitting there and trying to think on their terms. It was definitely a bit much at times.

This ice cream party was a little celebration for making it through the first day and it felt so good to forget work, cleaning etc and just have fun together celebrating a new year and what a blessing it is to be able to send our children to a good school every year.

There’s just a hint of chocolate in the caramel sauce and though you could totally add more, I like it as mainly a caramel sauce with toffee. And don’t worry, your secret is safe with me if you decide to crack open the fridge and just sluuuuurrrrpp spoonful after spoonful. 😉

What do you do that’s special on the first day of school?

How Long Will Ice Cream Keep?

Ice cream will be at its freshest up to 2 months from purchase.

It is still good to eat up to 4 months in the freezer.

It helps increase shelf life if it is kept it in an airtight container so that ice crystals do not form.

Are Corn Syrup and Karo Syrup The Same?

Karo syrup and corn syrup are the same thing.

They can be used interchangeably.

What Can You Use Instead Of Evaporated Milk?

You can make your own evaporated milk if you don’t have any.

To produce 1 cup of evaporated milk, simmer 2 1/4 cups of regular milk down until it becomes 1 cup.

Evaporated milk can be replaced with regular milk, giving your recipe a lighter flavor.

You can substitute evaporated milk with cream or half and half.

Evaporated milk can be replaced with non-dairy alternatives such as soy, rice, nut, oat, flax, hemp, quinoa and coconut milk.

Toffee Ice Cream Sauce-Chocolate Caramel Crunch

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Toffee Ice Cream Sauce-Chocolate Caramel Crunch

3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 14
Chocolate caramel ice cream sauce just got way better with crunchy little toffee bits.


  • 1/4 Cup Butter unsalted
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Corn Syrup Light
  • 1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Toffee Bits Heath, found by the chocolate chips or use 4 candy bars, crushed


  • In a medium sauce pan heat the butter over medium heat.
  • As soon as it is melted completely add the flour and quickly whisk to combine.
  • Add the brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until smooth.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the evaporated milk, slowly drizzling and stirring until everything is well combined and smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and toffee, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  • Serve immediately over your favorite ice cream.


refrigerate left overs, in a jar with a lid
Nutrition Facts
Toffee Ice Cream Sauce-Chocolate Caramel Crunch
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 322IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Your recipes are my favorite on pintrest. Straight, to the point and delicious! How are you both average size people? I can only use your recipes on Holidays and special events. I think I love you ❤🙌 hehe

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  • Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.

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  • Oh my goodness, this is gluttony inducing 🙂

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  • I am dying to try this sauce! Looks and sounds amazing!

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  • What a yummy way to celebrate the first day of first grade. You are so right to forget about work and cleaning and stuff that can wait until later to celebrate those precious little moments.

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  • That sauce looks amazing, better than any store-bought stuff, that's for sure! I would pour it over brownies and many other desserts. Maybe it'll become my new go-to dessert sauce?
    Happy the Ice Cream Social allowed me to discover your blog! I look forward to exploring your past posts.

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  • What a fabulous way to celebrate first grade! I kind of want to bathe in that sauce. Amazing!

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  • Gorgeous pics, C!

    I can't wait to try out this sauce. I'm glad your 1st grader is having a good time. Mine is too, though I had a hard time holding back tears too. Bah. I don't want them to grow up so quickly!

    Thanks for joining in!

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  • your photos are absolutely stunning!

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  • I'm so glad her day went well. As you know, I had a bit of a hard time too… and this was my 3rd I've let go of. It just doesn't get any easier.

    This sauce looks amazing. What a great way to celebrate!

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  • Drooling. Now I need to clean off my screen.

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  • Yum! I will totally be skipping the spoon and bringing jar to mouth for this sauce! hehe.

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  • This topping looks divine. I'm a sucker for caramel so this sauce is for me.

    Thanks so much for participating! And what a fun way to celebrate the new school year.

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  • I'm glad the first day of first grade went well. That can be such a hard transition for both kids and parents! This ice cream/sauce combination has everything that I love about sundaes…crunch, toffee, caramel. Jackpot!

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  • Is it bad that I want some of this for breakfast? Maybe I need to make some when the move is over to celebrate!

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  • I love an ice cream party! Yours sounds amazing. What a fun way to celebrate a new school year.

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