Homemade Butterscotch Syrup Recipe

Introduction: Nothing quite like the rich, buttery flavor of butterscotch syrup. Whether you’re drizzling it over pancakes, adding it to your favorite ice cream, or using it as a sweetener in your coffee, this homemade butterscotch syrup recipe will become a staple in your kitchen. It’s quick and easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Ready in just 15 minutes.
  • Versatile: Perfect for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and more.
  • Homemade Goodness: No preservatives or artificial flavors.
  • Budget-Friendly: Made with common pantry staples.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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How to Make Butterscotch Syrup

  1. Prep Time: 5 minutes
  2. Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  3. Servings: 8
  4. Calories: 120 per serving

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Melt the Butter: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until fully melted and bubbly.
  2. Add Brown Sugar: Stir in the brown sugar until fully combined with the butter. The mixture should look like wet sand.
  3. Pour in Heavy Cream: Slowly add the heavy cream to the saucepan, stirring continuously to prevent clumping. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  4. Simmer: Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly.
  5. Add Vanilla and Salt: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Mix well until everything is fully incorporated.
  6. Cool: Allow the butterscotch syrup to cool slightly before transferring it to a serving container. The syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.

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How to Store

Store the butterscotch syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. To reheat, warm it in the microwave or stovetop until it reaches your desired consistency.

Homemade Butterscotch Syrup Recipe

Course: Dessert, SauceCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

119

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  • Melt the Butter: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until fully melted and bubbly.
  • Add Brown Sugar: Stir in the brown sugar until fully combined with the butter. The mixture should look like wet sand.
  • Pour in Heavy Cream: Slowly add the heavy cream to the saucepan, stirring continuously to prevent clumping. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  • Simmer: Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly.
  • Add Vanilla and Salt: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Mix well until everything is fully incorporated.
  • Cool: Allow the butterscotch syrup to cool slightly before transferring it to a serving container. The syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.

Recipe Video

  • Enjoy your homemade butterscotch syrup on all your favorite treats! This easy recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

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