Kahlua Caramel – all the flavors of delicious Kahlua in a caramel sauce that’s absolutely delectable! Drizzle this on everything to include ice cream, pancakes and more!
It was last year that I asked myself “can you use Bailey’s in chocolate chip cookies?”
The answer is – ABSOLUTELY. Not only can you, they will turn out every bit of amazing. So when I found myself with a bottle of Kahlua in my kitchen a few days ago, I asked myself..
“I wonder if you can use Kahlua to make a boozy syrup…” – the answer is YES. You definitely can. And you definitely should! This syrup might just be the best spurt of the moment thing I have ever created!
Let’s Talk About Kahlua Syrup
MMMnn MMMnn good. It is SO so SO good!
This syrup comes together quickly and easily with a few simple ingredients – heavy cream, butter, Kahlua (of course!), sugar and corn syrup.
- With just the right steps, and with the right heat, it’ll result in a delicious syrup that’s perfect eaten straight out of the jar (or, a million different other ways to include:
- Poured on pancakes
- Drizzled on waffles
- Enjoyed as a topping for ice cream..
- Eaten with a spoon directly from the jar… (my favorite way!)
- Added to your hot cocoa, or coffee, or other hot drink
- Spooned over your oatmeal or even yogurt
You’ll want to have a heavy bottom deep saucepan and a spoon, as well as your attention: whatever you do, don’t walk away from the stovetop.
So make this caramel when the kids aren’t around, or after they go to bed. Because I can guarantee that if they are around, they’ll distract you from making the best possible syrup that you can.
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- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1/4 C corn syrup
- 1/3 C heavy cream
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/3 C Kahlua
- Combine sugar and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan. Heat to medium; stir the mixture until the mixture boils then stop stirring. The solution will go from clear to amber yellow - at this point, begin to stir again, and watch the color carefully. It will turn from amber yellow to golden brown and continue to darken. Continue to heat until the solution is your desired color (golden brown or dark brown - your choice).
- Remove from the heat.
- Add heavy cream - the mixture will bubble up double the size. Stir in the cream vigorously until combined.
- Once cream has been stirred in, add the butter and continue to stir until combined.
- At this point, you'll want to add in the Kahlua - for less liquor flavor, add the Kahlua while the mixture is still hot (this will burn off the alcohol). For more Kahlua flavor, allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding the Kahlua. Stir until combined.
- Pour into glass jar and top with lid and ring. Store in refrigerator. Sauce will harden when refrigerated. Gently microwave to loosen caramel for syrup on ice cream, pancakes or waffles.