We will refer to this as the Triple B Caramel Sauce from here on out. Although the name is a mouthful, the brown butter and bourbon truly make this caramel sauce special! Drizzle it over ice cream, brownies, or any other dessert really! Or just eat it by the spoonful, we aren't judging!
Is caramel sauce easy to make at home?
Caramel sauce is much easier to make than most people would think, and you don't even need a candy thermometer or any other special equipment. Caramel sauce is made by melting sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat, then adding butter and whisking it all to combine. The most important part here is to observe the color of your caramel. You want to achieve a nice deep amber color. You then add cream and you are pretty much done.
Flavoring your caramel and customizing it to your liking is also easy and fun! We prefer brown butter to give the caramel a bit of that nutty flavor you can only achieve from making a brown butter first (see recipe instructions below). We also like to add vanilla and sea salt to achieve a bit richer flavor with that touch of saltiness that is perfect for desserts. Finally, the bourbon is a must to really make this caramel sauce special. This Triple B Caramel sauce will not disappoint!
How do I store caramel sauce?
Once the caramel has cooled off completely, you can store it in an airtight container (like these Weck jars) in your fridge for 1-2 weeks, but ours usually gets eaten up before it expires! You can also freeze it if you do not feel that you will consume it in 2 weeks.
We hope you enjoy this Brown Butter Bourbon Caramel Sauce recipe! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
Check out more of our popular desserts below!
- Texicali Chocolate Sheet Cake
- Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
- Dulce de Leche Layered Brownies
- White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake