Salted Caramel Sundae Recipe.

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One of my favorite childhood memories is of making ice cream sundaes with my mom and sisters. I literally grew up in a restaurant (our house is attached to the restaurant) so we always had homemade chocolate sauce + caramel sauce on hand. And today, I love making homemade caramel sauce when I have friends over for dinner… it seems like such an extravagant/time-consuming touch, but it’s really just melted butter + sugar.

Recently, Coffee-mate challenged me to come up with a recipe using one of their three nostalgic flavored creamers (Classic Vanilla, Caramel Macchiato and Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies) and I immediately knew it had to be a salted caramel sauce. It came out even better than I could have imagined. It’s incredibly delicious… and so, so easy to make. Adding the Coffee-mate Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer to the sauce is the secret weapon… it makes it extra creamy, without actually using cream.

You’ll need:

  • Coffee-mate Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer
  • 1/4 Stick (two tablespoons) butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A big pinch of salt

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Combine everything except the Coffee-mate in a pot, and cook on medium-low heat… stirring slowly.

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Once everything is warm and melted (but not boiling) add in 2 teaspoons of Coffee-mate Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer.

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Continue to stir slowly, for 7-8 minutes. It will bubble up like the photo above, but that’s good… it’s thickening! If your sauce isn’t as thick as you’d like it, just continue to cook + stir until you get your desired thickness.

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I stored mine in a glass jar (this also makes a great homemade hostess gift if you’re headed to a friend’s for dinner) and set aside a little bit to enjoy immediately… drizzling it over my favorite (Three Twins!) cookie dough ice cream.

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Not surprisingly, I also love the Coffee-mate Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer in my coffee. I like my coffee really light, so I typically add a little bit of milk and then 1.5 teaspoons to my coffee. It makes it feel like I’ve gone to a proper coffee shop for a fancy drink… without having to put pants on and leave the apartment. Perfect. (And because I know you’ll ask.. my mug is Minnie & Emma. I love it because it’s nice and big! The more coffee, the better.)

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Created in partnership with Coffee-mate.

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  1. Shae says 7.3.15

    Oh my goodness this looks incredible! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  2. Cathleen says 7.3.15

    I need to try this one!

  3. Ooo, this looks great! Thanks for the salted caramel sundae recipe. I love Coffee Mate and now I have alternate ways to use it beside creaming my morning cup o’ joe.

    Happy Friday
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

  4. Kate says 7.6.15

    Yum! This looks soooo good!

    Kate

    Come see how much fun we had in Philadelphia!

    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  5. Rachel says 7.6.15

    This sounds soooo good! I would never think to use a coffee creamer as part of a sauce. Such a clever idea!

    Rachel
    http://rachelinflight.com

    • graceatwood says 7.6.15

      hope you try it! xo

  6. Merritt says 7.8.15

    I REALLY NEED TO EAT THIS! I have such a sweet tooth and this sounds just sinful.

    The Style Scribe

  7. Marlene says 7.18.15

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. It has to have fewer calories than the one that I make using sweetened-condensed milk!