Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce
Add a little twist to your favorite salted caramel sauce with coffee! This coffee salted caramel sauce infuses those wonderful coffee flavors with sweet and slightly salty caramel that will have you eating it out of the jar with a spoon! Trust me, I did.
Dish Count :: 1 Sauce Pan, 1 Mug
Praise the Lord almighty, I got some sleep last night. A whopping 7 hours. I’m a whole new woman. It was getting dicey there for a while. And while it was dicey, I did something dumb like read the internet about why I wasn’t sleeping. Apparently, I have issues. According to one study at least.
But really, we knew that already. Didn’t we? So let’s break it down.
According to this study, if you can’t fall asleep (which up until two weeks ago, my head hit the pillow and I was out!), you are suffering from stressful life events, or you have anxiety. Let’s add this to the things I need to deal with, along with my new found paranoia of having to have the seam of my coffee shop paper cup on the opposite side of where the lip is.
Ever wonder why your coffee dripped all over your white pants that day you had that really huge presentation. It was probably because of the coffee cup seam. And my wonderful coworker decided to instill that added level of paranoia into my life. This is probably what started the sleepless nights, me over analyzing every cup of coffee that dripped on me EVER.
But besides my new found coffee cup paranoia, there is the other work stress, like starting construction on my new project! It’s coming along, and I’m excited and scared. Then not seeing Ben for you know, like days – Hashtag Nurselife. And planning a baby shower for another friend. Because what kind of cake am I going to make?! Will it have fondant, or just frosting? Baby elephants on it, or just cupcakes? How many cake plates do I have? Do they match her theme? What other food should we have? No lunch meats or uncured cheeses, obviously. But I love cured meats. Damn, being pregnant must be hard. Did the Mariners win last night? Oh yeah, buy plane tickets for your trip this fall. Austin? Check. Scotland, this week. How are we ever going to get the new car fixed after Ben’s accident? Do I need to order more pills for the dog?
THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN MY HEAD, PEOPLE!!
Someone find me a sedative. So yes, I am sure that this sleep study about people not falling asleep, is definitely accurate. Anxiety and stress? I obviously have them.
Or let’s cut to the chase, omit the sedative and just give me a spoon and some of this coffee salted caramel sauce and a giant bowl of ice cream. I mean those are roughly the same thing to a stressed out person, right?
This recipe is based on my How To Make Salted Caramel Sauce, and Epicurious’s Coffee Salted caramel sauce recipe. This one took a couple of tries to get right, and to adjust the coffee flavor so it was just right. The first time I tried making it with coffee instead of water. That didn’t work so well. But Epicurious used concentrated coffee, and it worked like a dream. I used my base recipe, their trick for coffee extract and BAM! Nailed it.
One less thing for me to stress out over. Praise.
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Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce
- Prep Time: 15 MInutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 cup Sugar
- ½ cup Water + 1/4 cup
- 2 Tbsp Finely Ground Coffee
- ¾ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 5 Tbsp Butter, cubed
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla
- ⅛–¼ tsp Sea Salt
Line a coffee cup with a paper coffee filter. Add coffee grounds into the filter. Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan and remove 1/4 cup of the boiling water. Pour 1/4 cup of boiling water over the coffee grounds. Let steep for a few minutes and cool down slightly.
While the coffee is cooling, . in a sauce pan over medium-high heat, whisk together sugar and remaining water – bringing to a rapid boil. Cover and let boil for 5-8 minutes, or until the mixture starts to turn amber/golden brown and you can smell the caramelization happening.
While this is simmering, remove coffee filter from the mug and let drain as much coffee extract as possibly. Gently squeeze the filter to make sure you have got as much as you can out of it. Discard the filter.
Uncover the pan and working carefully – slowly stream in the whipping cream while whisking the mixture vigorously. The mixture will bubble and foam very quickly, so whisk constantly. Whisk until the foaming subsides. Stir in the vanilla, and the coffee extract, and finally the salt. Bring mixture back to a boil to thicken.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely before consuming.
Adapted from Epicurious Coffee Caramel Sauce
Keywords: Caramel, Carmel, Sauce, Salted Caramel, Dessert, Recipe
Can I just drink this? Perfectly okay right?? 🙂
Just bring a straw! 😉
I’m with Gerry. That or spoonful by spoonful. Love the flavors!
Not gonna lie, I totally did eat this with a spoon!
Why thank you, Brenda!! XO!
Heaven Help Me!! Oh my goodness coffee and carmel, I’m going to take a bath in this!
My thoughts exactly!! 😉
YASSSS, please. Love these photos friend!
YUM! I’d love to drizzle this on some chocolate chip (cookie dough?) ice cream topped with some toasted nuts.
How long does this keep? Can this be canned for preserving? I would like to make this for Christmas gifts.
Hi Pamela!! I haven’t tried canning it, but it is stable in the fridge for quite a long time. If it crystallizes in the fridge, just heat gently or microwave for a few seconds and stir. I hope it is a hit with the friends and family!
Just went to make this and noticed you have butter in ingredients list however not in directions…..
Oh sorry about that! I’m on my way back to fix the recipe! Was typing to fast that morning 🙂
Hey Megan !
Did you ever get an answer about the BUTTER to be used in the recipe?
Sorry Melanie! I use a little butter to add a dimension of flavor – add 2 Tbsp. I’ll amend the recipe.
Ooops.Guess I meant to ask Pamela..
I saw this recipe a couple weeks ago.. WOULD truly love the Butter question answered cause I have all the ingredients ready .. including Butter !
: ) : ) : ) !!
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I wanted to make this recipe but wasn’t sure when do add the butter?
Sorry I may have missed that part, would appreciate if you could let me know.
The butter question still hasn’t been sorted, as the recipe still hasn’t been amended. Please could you do.
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I made this without the butter as I wasn’t sure when to add and actually it was delicious! Would love to know when you suggest adding the butter though for next time. THANKS SO MUCH!!! xxx
Late to the party on this and yes you added the butter to the ingredients but not the method. If a novice were making the sauce that is confusing to miss out that step. Made the recipe and it is yummy, added the butter after the cream as in other caramel sauce recipes. Added remaining ingredients as instructed.
Thank you for letting me know, Wendy! I”m super pleased it was delicious. I’ll make sure I add in the butter to the method! Thanks for letting me know!
When do you add the butter?
I guess you never got around to updating the recipe to include the butter. I have added butter to caramel before the cream and I have also added it very last and both times I got great caramel. Hope that helps.
Nowhere in the recipe does it say when to add the butter