Caramel & whisky sauce

Caramel & whisky sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 3 x 330ml jars
This thick and boozy toffee sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or serve a dollop with warming desserts

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal63
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.08g
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  • 200g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g soft brown sugar
  • 397g can condensed milk
  • 397g can caramel (we used Carnation)



    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 150ml whisky



    Whisky usually means an ethanol-based spirit produced in Scotland. Ethanol is an intoxicating…


  1. Put the butter, sugar, condensed milk, caramel and ginger in a pan. Heat gently until the butter melts – make sure you don’t boil the sauce. Remove from the heat, then stir in the whisky until smooth. Pour into sterilised jars and allow to cool before sealing.

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Comments (9)

keex2006's picture

this was so easy to make and I had a sneaky taste before putting it in the jar… OMG it's gorgeous! I used rum rather than whisky and salted butter

louweeza's picture

Very easy to make. Extreeeeeeeeeeeeeemely rich, I wouldn't be able to eat it with Christmas pud or the like, but served with plain ole' vanilla ice cream? Would round off a meal really rather nicely. It goes rather thick when cooled, you could practically spread it on toast as an extra naughty treat!

snesna's picture

I'd love to make this for my dad for Christmas but was also wondering how long it would store for and how. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated!

elliewalls1983's picture

Sounds great, was wondering if anyone knows how long it can be stored for and is it ok out of the fridge? Thanks.

harry2009's picture

Made this to go in my Christmas hampers for the family and substituted the whisky for rum.

Absolutely yummy, was a big hit especially with the Christmas pudding.

Will definately be making again.

mpater24's picture

Hi, how far in advance did you make this? I'm making Christmas hampers too and I wondered how long this could be stored for, thanks.

myra3376's picture

This sauce is very easy to make and is lovely but a bit too sweet for our taste - maybe I'll cut down on the sugar next time

sasibbit's picture

As in most recipes in Good Food, the nutrition per serving is given. This is only useful if the serving size is also given!

ccusworth's picture

This is so good - and turns out it is food treatment for man flu!

Questions (2)

louweeza's picture

This looks like just the treat to top off my chrimbo gift baskets, but how long does it keep for?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, 

In a sterilised airtight container it will keep in a cool dark place for about 3 weeks, but onced opened keep chilled and use within 3 days.

Have a merry Christmas. 

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