Add a twist to ordinary caramel sauce with the delicious addition of stout beer.
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.
Add the beer to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. This will reduce the flavors a bit.
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.
Once you hit that magic number, take the caramel off the heat. Add cream and vanilla extract.
Season with a pinch of salt.
Allow the caramel to cool. Drizzle over creamy vanilla ice cream or your favorite cake!