You can simply pour maple syrup over your ice cream, and it will be quite lovely. But if you want a really goopy, nutty sauce that will stand up to whatever ice cream you happen to glop it over, you'll want to make this.
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, combine the maple syrup, water, corn syrup and sugar. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat slightly and let boil for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the walnuts, let it return to a boil, and boil 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat and let cool.
Serve warm or at room temperature, over any ice cream you like (but we recommend vanilla). Refrigerate any leftover sauce. If, after it cools, it becomes too thick, stir in a couple spoonfuls of water and warm it slightly in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove.
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