Britta's Shower - Cindy's Homemade Fair Trade Caramel Sauce

by Emily Betzler August 19, 2013

Watch out caramel lovers - this recipe is dangerously delicious!!!

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I am not even a caramel person, I prefer chocolate over caramel (and pretty much every other food on the planet) and would normally never chose caramel if chocolate could be used instead.  However, I had one taste of this caramel sauce passed on the chocolate just about every night last week.  It really is that good!  Since no Ice Cream Sundae bar is complete without a wide selection of toppings, we will be serving both chocolate and Caramel sauce at Britt's shower, so I won't have to choose between the two :).

Ice Cream

Here is the recipe (from

Fair trade Sugar

Ingredients -

3/4 cup whipping cream (organic - if possible) 2 tablespoons water 1 cup Fair Trade sugar  (we use Wholesome sweeteners) 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. In a small saucepan heat cream and 2 Tbsp. water until steaming hot; remove from heat; set aside. 2. Place the 1/2 cup water in a 2-quart saucepan; pour sugar and salt in a thin stream in center of pan to form a low mound. Don't stir; use your fingers to pat the sugar mound down until it is entirely moistened. Any sugar touching edges of pan should be below the water line. Cover and cook over medium heat without stirring until sugar is dissolved and syrup looks clear. 3. Uncover and continue to cook without stirring until syrup begins to color slightly. Swirl pan gently (rather than stirring) if syrup is coloring unevenly. If syrup gets too dark, it will taste bitter. Use a skewer to drop a bead of syrup on a plate from time to time. When a drop of syrup looks amber (about 13 minutes), remove pan from heat. Holding pan away from you, gradually pour in the hot cream mixture. Stir over low heat to blend the caramel into the cream mixture. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. 4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let cool until slightly thickened (220 degrees F-222 degrees F). Serve warm with Walnut Cake with Caramel Whipped Cream. Or store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator up to a week - but it won't last that long!!!!


 You really shouldn't spend another summer night not eating this caramel! It will make you happy.

P.S. - I am still on the hunt for the perfect chocolate sauce, does anybody have the perfect recipe? Please share it with me in the comment section!

Happy Monday!


Emily Betzler
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