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Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce

Rich butterscotch sauce made from candies is the perfect complement to vanilla ice cream.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Beatriz Da Costa

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2004


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup hard, dark butterscotch candies, finely chopped, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Heat cream in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until almost boiling. Stir in chopped candies, and reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until candies have melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let sauce cool slightly.
  2. Divide ice cream among four serving bowls, and top with sauce. Garnish with additional crushed candies, if desired.

Cook's Notes

The candies can be chopped in a food processor or crushed in a sealed plastic bag using a meat pounder or a hammer.