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Homemade Caramel Sauce is delicious, but sometimes the clean up can be daunting. Here's an easy recipe and tip to cleaning up a sticky, caramel mess with the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth.
Summer is all about ice cream and frozen treats. I love caramel sauce (and hot fudge) on top of vanilla bean ice cream, but I don't love the cleanup. Once caramel cools, it can become difficult to clean out of the pot.
When I make caramel, I always try to clean the pot as soon as I am done using it. In culinary school, I was taught to fill the pot back up with water, bring it to a boil, then clean it out. While that is a good method, it takes more time to clean out the caramel. I tried the Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloth, with a high quality fiber dish cloth on one side and Scotch-Brite® scrubbing dots on the other, making it quicker and easier to clean up.
This caramel recipe makes a good amount - almost 2 half-pint canning jars. It can stay refrigerated for up to two weeks. I usually top my homemade vanilla bean ice cream with caramel, but you could also put it on brownies, cupcakes and even waffles for breakfast. The sky is the limit!
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Enjoy caramel without worrying about the cleanup by using the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth. Find more recipes and cleaning tips here.
Here is a handy Kitchen Measurement Cheat Sheet that you can keep nearby. When using ingredients, it's good to know the proper measurments, so you don't have to dirty more dishes by re-measuring. But, if you do need to do some extra washing, the Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth will help.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt, optional
- Place sugar in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly with a heat-resistant spatula. The sugar will eventually clump and start to melt.
- Once the sugar melts, it will start to brown and darken to an amber color. Do not let it darken or burn. Stay with the pot and do not leave it on the stove. Switch to using a whisk
- Quickly, but carefully, stir in the butter. The mixture will bubble rapidly. Once the butter is melted, slowly drizzle in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble, rise, and possibly splatter. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
- Pour into glass jars and let stand on the counter until it is room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Warm before using.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: Caramel, Caramel Sauce, Topping
Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!