The other day I was looking at my instagram feed and saw my pals at Sling Shot Coffee posted a pic of espresso caramel sauce over ice cream. I was instantly reminded of the time I made something similar for friends in Italy last summer. That photo totally made me want to make it again! Here’s a quick and easy recipe for all you coffee lovers out there. I like mine on gelato, but this caramel topping is great on almost everything, especially chocolate desserts.
Espresso Caramel Sauce:
serves 6 to 8 on ice cream or pound cake
You will need:
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 shot of espresso
– 1 cup of heavy cream
Place sugar in a small sauce pan on medium heat.
Watch the sugar carefully, with a silicone spatula brush down the sides of the pan until combined and the sugar turns a deep amber color.
Pull the caramel off the heat and add the espresso while stirring until combined, it will bubble and spit this is normal. Next add cream very gradually while stirring the entire time until combined. If there are any lumps don’t worry they will melt once you put it back on the heat.
To Finish: Place the pan of caramel back on low heat, stirring continually until the caramel starts to slowly bubble not boil. This takes about 3 minutes.
Pull from the heat and place into a glass or ceramic container with a spout, place in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
Warning: With all hot sugar be extremely careful so as not to burn yourself. If you’ve ever burned yourself with hot sugar you know it’s very dangerous. This is not an activity for children.
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I wanted to start a new column where I share what I’m currently “crushing on.” Right now I’m all about handmade artisan goods that I can stock my pantry with. Whether I’m planning for a dinner party, cocktail hour, or putting together gifts… I love to start small. I love small business and finding cool and unique brands that maybe some of my friends aren’t familiar with. Great packaging never hurts either! Here’s what I’m loving right now:
Ginger Syrup. Amazing for cocktails and made of simple ingredients: ginger and cane sugar. I love the gorgeous amber bottle and letterpressed label. So lovely. This syrup is made out of the Morris Kitchen in Brooklyn.
Love Bar. Cacao is one of my go-tos. The shop is gorgeous but if you don’t live in Atlanta, you can now have the bars shipped to you. Their love bars are one of their staples. Each bar is made by hand with the finest ingredients. They use cocoa beans that are grown and sun-dried in the Dominican Republic and each bar is made with only a few ingredients. They are divine. Go and buy yourself one!
ChocoHigos. Chocolate covered figs. Need I say more? These are great to set out at parties with some cheese and wine. They also make a great gift. Hand-dipped and made in Valencia Spain.
Slingshot Coffee. I just recently discovered Slingshot Coffee. This cool company is based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Their cold brewed coffee is ready to drink, find some fun recipes here. Obsessed with the packaging.
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