Inicio Comida Y Restaurantes Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce


Skip the store-bought sauces and whip up a quick and easy recipe for Homemade Butterscotch Sauce.
Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce poured over vanilla ice cream in wooden bowlI had grand plans today to share a recipe starring nutrient-packed leafy greens[1]. Instead, my lack of willpower has resulted in Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce. Leafy greens. Butterscotch sauce. Same thing, right? Keto-lovers, shield your eyes.
Butterscotch ingredients in heavy-bottomed saucepan In researching what goes into a successful—and incredibly simple—butterscotch sauce, I discovered countless discussions across the interwebs about butterscotch versus caramel.

To summarize: Butterscotch sauce is made with brown sugar, while a traditional caramel sauce is made with white sugar.
Easy homemade butterscotch boiling in saucepanI’ve caramelized sugar a million times and a thousand different ways[2]—white sugar, brown sugar, butter, no butter, bourbon, whiskey, cream, vanilla[3]. This recipe is hands-down the winner when it comes to a fast (10 minutes!) and easy sauce for ice cream[4] sundaes.
Pouring Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce into mason jarI tested the recipe with light and dark brown sugar, and the dark variety inevitably won out for its deeper molasses flavor and intense amber color. I also opted for large-flake sea salt to balance out the sweetness. And the texture? Silky smooth, and totally eat-it-with-a-spoon-worthy.
The best homemade butterscotch sauce over scoops of vanilla ice cream Craving more? Subscribe to Just a Taste[5] to get new recipes, meal plans and a newsletter delivered straight to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook[6], Twitter[7], Pinterest[8] and Instagram[9] for all of the latest updates.


Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon large-flake salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan (not non-stick) over medium heat.
Add the brown sugar, salt and heavy cream and stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until it’s well blended. Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping down the sides occasionally, and boil it for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Transfer the butterscotch sauce to a container to cool. (See Kelly’s Notes.)

Kelly’s Notes:

The butterscotch thickens significantly as it cools, so it’s important to not over-boil it or you’ll end up with chewy butterscotch caramels rather than a pourable sauce.
If you want to add a kick to your butterscotch sauce, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of your choice liquor (think bourbon, whiskey or cognac) at the same time you stir in the vanilla extract.
★ Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to give it a star rating below!
Nutrition Facts

Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

Amount Per Serving

Calories 1241 Calories from Fat 801

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 89g 137%

Saturated Fat 56g 280%

Cholesterol 283mg 94%

Sodium 2408mg 100%

Potassium 235mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates 111g 37%

Sugars 107g

Protein 3g 6%

Vitamin A 63%

Calcium 18.2%

Iron 4.3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




  1. ^ leafy greens (
  2. ^ a thousand different ways (
  3. ^ vanilla (
  4. ^ ice cream (
  5. ^ Subscribe to Just a Taste (
  6. ^ Just a Taste Facebook (
  7. ^ Just a Taste Twitter (
  8. ^ Just a Taste Pinterest (
  9. ^ Just a Taste Instagram (
  10. ^ Print (
  11. ^ × (

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.