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How to Make Stout Beer Caramel Sauce

Add a twist to ordinary caramel sauce with the delicious addition of stout beer.

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Beer and caramel. Really? We know it sounds like a strange pairing. But trust us...they’re meant to be together! This caramel sauce is super easy to make. Plus, you can keep it in the fridge for those late-night sweet tooth cravings for up to two weeks.

You will need a bottle of stout beer, dark brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, cream and salt.

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Add the beer to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. This will reduce the flavors a bit. Stout Caramel Ice Cream Sundae_2
Add the sugar and butter. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan; cook until the mixture reads 235 degrees F. This step takes about 12 minutes. Stout Caramel Ice Cream Sundae_3
Once you hit that magic number, take the caramel off the heat. Add cream and vanilla extract. Stout Caramel Ice Cream Sundae_4
Season with a pinch of salt. Stout Caramel Ice Cream Sundae_6
Allow the caramel to cool. Drizzle over creamy vanilla ice cream or your favorite cake! RECIPEPHOTO_StoutSundae_JW