Friday, August 22, 2014

Salted Coffee Caramel Sauce

So, we were making toppings for ice cream one evening.  Kathleen made this and did NOT tell me there was coffee in it.  She put some over my ice cream and I, a NON coffee drinker, knew immediately that there was coffee in it.  They liked it very much, but it DOES taste like coffee......They LOVE to try to get me to like coffee, unsuccessfully, I might add! :-)

Salted Coffee Caramel Sauce


Makes about 2/3 cup
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more to taste
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter has completely melted, add the sugar, heavy cream, espresso powder, and salt and whisk until all of the espresso powder has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a slow boil, whisking constantly during this time. Turn down the heat to low, and simmer and whisk for an additional 3 minutes to thicken.

Remove caramel sauce from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or pour into a glass jar and refrigerate for later use. The caramel sauce will thicken once it cools. The sauce will keep refrigerated for 2 to 3 weeks.

To rewarm, microwave on LOW power in bursts of 15 to 30 seconds, stirring between each session. Or reheat gently over low heat in a saucepan.

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