Maple Walnut Sundae Sauce



1 to 1 servings

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.