Luscious Stout Caramel Sauce | Garlic + Zest

Luscious Stout Caramel Sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 223kcal
So creamy, nutty, salty and sweet, you want to eat it from the spoon!
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  • 1 12- ounce stout beer such as Guinness
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Pour the stout into a medium saucepan and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to a rapid simmer and cook until the stout is reduced by half.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and vanilla. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to a rapid simmer and let the mixture cook 8-10 minutes without stirring until sauce turns a deep amber and bubbles start to grow and expand. Mixture will be hot like lava, so be careful.
  • Remove from heat and add the butter, cream and salt and stir carefully until fully combined. Transfer to a resealable glass storage jar and let the mixture cool to room temperature. Keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Serving Suggestions:
Spoon over ice cream and/or pound cake.
Drizzle over sliced strawberries.
Irish Black Cow Float: Vanilla Ice Cream + Stout Caramel Sauce + Guinness


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.1mg