Brandy Berry Caramel Sauce

This sophisticated sauce only needs 15 minutes on the stovetop, and it instantly transforms plain ice cream into a special dessert.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8


cup sugar
cup water
tablespoon brandy
oz fresh raspberries (1 cup)
Ice cream
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

  • 1 In small heavy saucepan, stir sugar and water. Heat to boiling, without stirring, over medium heat. Cook about 10 minutes or until mixture turns caramel in color (watch carefully so it doesn’t burn).
  • 2 Remove from heat; stir in brandy and raspberries. Return pan to low heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring and smashing the berries until incorporated.
  • 3 Strain mixture to remove seeds. Serve warm sauce over ice cream. Garnish with mint.

Expert Tips

Try blueberries or blackberries in place of the raspberries.

You can substitute cognac for brandy.

This sauce is also delicious served over pound cake.