Salted Caramel Turtle Sundaes

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This recipe is not dairy free. It was published before Simply Whisked went dairy free, but I have chosen not to remove it as a reference for incoming traffic. Feel free to swap dairy free substitutes for the ingredients to make it dairy free.

I’ve been trying to think of different ways to use my salted caramel sauce since I first posted it last month. I mean, it’s so good, and I had made so much of it. I needed to use every last drop. Theresa and I were at the grocery store a few weeks ago getting stuff to make ourselves dinner for the night when a wonderful thought popped into my head – what about salted caramel turtle sundaes?

Turtle sundaes are by far my favorite kind of sundae, and pecans are my favorite nut so it just made sense that I would want to add my favorite caramel sauce to the mix. So I ran around the store gathering the needed ingredients. Luckily we already had two jars of hot fudge sauce in the fridge at home. So I grabbed some vanilla ice cream and some pecan pieces, and we headed to the checkout.

Salted Caramel Sundae - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

The best part about this sundae is that the saltiness of the caramel sauce pairs really well with the pecans. It was like they were perfectly roasted and salted – without being too salty to go with the creamy vanilla ice cream. And the caramel starts to get the tiniest bit harder when it hits the cold ice cream giving it a really awesome texture in your mouth.

Salted Caramel Sundae - ateaspoonofhappiness.com


Salted Caramel Turtle Sundaes

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 +



  1. In a large bowl, add 2 – 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Top with hot fudge sauce, salted caramel sauce and pecan pieces.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    Cheryl Hurley
    December 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Oooh, yum. This looks amazing! I made salted caramel sauce last year for Christmas gifts and had SO much I had no idea what to do with.. and this never crossed my mind! Luckily I have a bit leftover from my apple-cherry galette from Thanksgiving, and I know exactly what I’m going to do with it!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      December 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      You should definitely use it for a sundae. You won’t be disappointed – I promise. How was Thanksgiving anyway? Did you have a great time?

      • Reply
        Cheryl Hurley
        December 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        It was actually great! Everything I made was tasty and there was pretty much no stress! Next year I’m getting those Crockpot buffet thingies, to make it even EASIER, but it was really pretty good! Oh, and I bet some chocolate shell would be amazing on this sundae! I started making it years ago (way easier than chocolate sauce!) and the texture would be interesting paired with the creamier salted caramel sauce. Mmmmm

  • Reply
    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate
    December 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Definitely pinning these bad boys! I love salted caramel and chocolate together!

  • Reply
    Rachel @the dessert chronicles
    December 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I wish I had one of these right now! I can’t believe I have never made salted caramel sauce. That clearly needs to change!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      December 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

      Yes, you definitely need some salted caramel in your life. 🙂

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