Bourbon Caramelo Recipe

You had me at "bourbon."
February 13, 2018, 12:00am
Bourbon Caramelo Recipe
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes: 5 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


3 cups|684 grams granulated sugar
3 cups|715 ml heavy cream
½ cup|125 ml bourbon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped


In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar and ¾ cups water over medium-high. Cook until the caramel is a light golden brown, 10 minutes. Turn heat off and at let stand for 1 minute, then slowly add the cream, stirring, to combine. Stir in the bourbon, salt, and vanilla and cool completely before using. Caramel will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.

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