Honeyscotch ice cream topping: An old-fashioned recipe from the ’50s

Ice cream with honeyscotch topping sauce

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M-m-m! Honeyscotch ice cream topping… different… de-luxious! (1956)

Save this recipe to whip up again and again, for a new taste in toppings! It’s honey-smooth and honey-sweet — but not too sweet.

Serve it with ice cream or gingerbread, or on cake or pudding… or, for a super sundae, on chocolate ice cream and toasted almonds. And try to keep a reserve supply in the refrigerator!

Enjoy Sioux Bee Honey in all sorts of ways… for instance, when baking cakes and cookies (it keeps them tender-fresh longer). And don’t forget how good it tastes on waffles, pancakes, hot rolls, cereals, and grapefruit. Yes, enjoy it some way… every day! For the finest honey, say “Sue Bee.”

Here’s how to make honeyscotch, a caramel/butterscotch-like topping made with honey

Ice cream with honeyscotch topping sauce

Honeyscotch topping

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Sioux Bee Honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk


  1. Combine sugar, honey, salt, butter and 1/3 cup of the milk in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to soft-ball stage (234 F).
  3. Stir in remaining 1/3 cup milk and cook until thick and smooth (about 3 minutes).
  4. Makes about 1-1/2 cups. Serve hot or cold.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 0gSugar: 81gProtein: 3g

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MORE: Deep-dish honey apple pie recipe (1951)

Honeyscotch topping (1956)

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