This Salted Caramel Syrup didn’t take long to make and was so much better than store bought.
Salted Caramel Syrup
This time of year I get most of my morning caffeine from Iced Coffee instead of the hot stuff. I hate starting the morning sweaty because I need my coffee. My usual morning coffee has a little flavored creamer in it but the iced version tastes better with half and half and some flavored syrup.
I was so excited when I saw this Salted Caramel Syrup in my Pinterest feed. It’s a little thinner than a caramel sauce so it didn’t require me to do an additional simple syrup so I could add it to my coffee! Y’all this turned out so good, I can’t wait to pour it on a bunch of other stuff too!
This was so easy and the ingredients are standard staples in my house. Now that I think about it, that might not be a good thing…I can practically hear my yoga pants screaming for mercy.
I threw the sugar and water in a saucepan and turned on the heat. I was in a bit of a hurry so I turned the heat up higher than I should have and wound up with a pan of crystallized sugar. Of course, since I am a calm and peaceful person so I removed it from the stove and set it aside until it cooled enough for me to scrape it out and start over. Ha, you guys know better than that by now. I stomped and swore, scared the crap out of the dogs and left the kitchen for an hour before I could stand to look at anything again. The pan was not easy to clean, even with the non stick surface…crystallized sugar is EVIL!
Eventually I got hold of myself and tried it again over medium heat. It took a while to turn the right color but it’s worth waiting for to avoid trying to clean the pan!
I heated the cream for 30 seconds in the microwave before I added it to the pan. My first attempt at Caramel Syrup taught me that hot sugar and cold cream are not a good combination.
When the cream was incorporated and the mixture was smooth, I tossed in the butter and salt.
Y’all this stuff is amazing and you have to try it now! It was a little thinner than a caramel sauce so I didn’t have to make an additional simple syrup to thin it down for my coffee. It was smooth and creamy and I might have eaten half of it off the spoon while it was cooling…it’s just that good.
This is my new favorite addition to my morning coffee and I can’t wait to start pouring it all over a bunch of other stuff!
What would you smother in this Salted Caramel Syrup? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it.
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