If you love to coat your desserts in gooey sauces, this Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce is just for you. We love to make homemade sauces, and this butterscotch sauce is so versatile.
This creamy sauce can get addictive, especially on some of these homemade gluten free ice creams!
This sweet gooey, thick and creamy bourbon butterscotch sauce is the only topping you will need for ice cream, brownies, cakes, pies....and anything else you can think to top. I am even brainstorming a fun cocktail recipe with this sauce.
You are going to love the simplicity of this bourbon butterscotch sauce recipe because this butterscotch sauce has only 5 ingredients and is ready in under 10 minutes.
You can top all sorts of things like...
Gluten Free Blond Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips One of my all-time favorite recipes!
Tapioca Pudding the creaminess of the tapioca pudding and the butterscotch work so well together. It is a party in your mouth!
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies who doesn't love a crazy moist and chocolaty brownie?
Gluten Free Bread Pudding This is our favorite way to use up the crusts from gluten free bread!
The possibilities are endless for this delicious bourbon butterscotch sauce. And a bonus, making it with coconut milk and dairy-free butter makes it dairy-free too! Butterscotch sauce is my newest sweet addiction!
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Yup, just dump them in! Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Whisk frequently as it simmers for 5-10 minutes until the mixture thickens.
How do you prevent the sauce from burning?
Make sure you whisk the butterscotch sauce frequently and cook on low heat. That is it...and it is so easy!
Butterscotch sounds like it should be complicated, right? You won't believe how easy it is to make for yourself. All you need is:
- butter (or vegan butter if you need dairy-free.)
- brown sugar
- milk (I used coconut milk so this recipe is dairy-free!)
- bourbon (This is totally optional but adds an awesome flavor to the sauce!)
Where does butterscotch get its flavor?
The butterscotch flavor comes from the scotch or bourbon. As this recipe cooks, the alcohol cooks out so don't worry about alcohol content, this recipe is considered non-alcoholic.
Butterscotch and caramel have a very similar cooking process. One of the main differences, besides the scotch or bourbon, is the sugar. Caramel is made with white sugar. This easy butterscotch sauce is made with brown sugar, giving it a deep rich taste.
- You need a good whisk to keep this sauce smooth and lump-free!
- Thick and creamy canned full fat coconut milk. You don't want the stuff you see in the refrigerated section!
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5 Ingredient Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon bourbon
- Combine all ingredients into a saucepan.
- Bring to boil on medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low when it starts to boil.
- Cook 5 minutes then remove from the heat.
- Allow to cool.
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