This bourbon caramel sauce recipe is just a little boozy but so delicious, especially poured over ice cream.
I’m almost always in the mood for ice cream. My usual choice is something with chocolate in it, but lately I’ve been wanting vanilla based ice cream but I always have to have some delicious sauce poured on it.
That’s where this bourbon caramel sauce comes in.
I love caramel sauce but sometimes I think it needs something added to it to make it extra delicious and bourbon is the perfect addition.
Try it and see.
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How to make bourbon caramel sauce
Get a medium saucepan and a small saucepan.
Gather the ingredients – sugar, honey, butter, vanilla and heavy cream.
I’m not going to show photos of the process because I show them here. So, if you like to see what it should look like, go to that post.
Add sugar and honey to a saucepan and heat on medium low. Once the sugar melts in the honey, lower the heat to a simmer and place a candy thermometer in the pan.
In a second saucepan, add cream and heat it on medium.
Once the cream has heated but before it comes to a boil, add butter, vanilla, salt and bourbon.
When the butter has melted, add it to the sugar mixture. This is the only time I stir the mixture with a utensil.
Now, I don’t feel like my foolish candy thermometer is working properly today, so, one of the things I do with this recipe, is eyeball it. No measurement with a thermometer.
Let the mixture come to a bubble and watch the color. It takes about 10 minutes to thicken up and turn a nice golden color. I swirl the contents of the pan by shaking the pan which is my version of stirring without a utensil.
Take the sauce off the heat, pour it into a jar and set it on the counter to let it thicken up. It takes about 2 hours to get to the right consistency.
Look at that delicious caramel sauce.
Time to spoon some over ice cream.
I need more.
I hope you enjoyed this bourbon caramel sauce recipe as much as I enjoyed it on my ice cream.
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Bourbon Caramel Sauce
For the Sauce
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
Make the Sauce
- In a sauce pan, add sugar and honey. Heat on medium until sugars are melted. Lower heat to a simmer
- In a small sauce pan, add cream and heat on medium. Do NOT bring it to a boil. Add butter, vanilla, salt and bourbon. Once the butter has melted, take off heat and add cream mixture to sugar mixture.
- Turn the heat up enough that the sugar mixture bubbles
- Let the mixture turn to a nice golden color and thicken somewhat. Mine took around 10 minutes
- Pour into glass jar and let bourbon caramel sauce cool on the counter for 2 hours
- Pour some bourbon caramel sauce on ice cream