Rich Guinness Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce

Spoon drizzling Guinness coffee salted caramel sauce into a glass jar.

 

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This Guinness Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce is what you’ve been missing all your life! It doesn’t taste like beer at all. It’s a caramel sauce that is rich in flavors of coffee, vanilla and chocolate – thanks to the wonderful Guinness. Drizzle it on top of Classic Brownies or go all in and serve it with my Super Fudgy Coffee Guinness Caramel Brownies!

 

This rich caramel sauce will quickly transform any dessert into a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert or an otherwise kid friendly dessert becomes more interesting for the grown-ups too (just serve delicious regular salted caramel to the kids!). Continue to read and I will provide you with tons of ideas on how to use this liquid adulty goodness.

 

How to reduce Guinness to get the best flavor

 

Reducing the Guinness is good for two things; 1. you get all the flavor from a bottle of Guinness into just half the amount of liquid, and 2. you reduce the amount of alcohol down to 2.8% instead of 8%. This isn’t a boozy coffee caramel sauce, the Guinness is only there to provide flavor.

 

To read more about alcohol reduction you can find more about it in my Coffee Guinness Caramel Brownies post and here’s some additional information as well.

 

Steps on how to reduce Guinness Extra Stout (or Foreign Export).

 

How to reduce liquid? Simply pour a bottle of Guinness Extra Stout (or Special Export) into a large saucepan. You need a larger saucepan than you think you’ll need, because the Guinness tend to erupt like a volcano (or regular Salted Caramel Sauce when you mix in the heavy cream).

 

Let this mixture boil on medium for 30 minutes or until 1 11 oz. bottle is reduced down to 1/2 cup – or if you want to make Guinness Brownies too – 2 11 oz. bottles reduced to 1 cup. This method isn’t just for alcohol. It is exactly what I do with mulled apple cider in these apple cider donuts as well.

 

What to serve with Rich Guinness Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce?

 

Guinness coffee salted caramel sauce works with everything that regular salted caramel sauce work with. It’s a rich sauce, that I think is more adult friendly rather than for kids, obviously. If the kids devour some kid friendly chocolate cake, it will be perfect for mamas and papas to get that extra punch of coffee on their plates, right!

 

This will work literally with anything containing chocolate. My favorites include:

 

 

And of course there’s the classic dark chocolate brownies and Coffee Guinness Caramel Brownies! See – there are TONS of ways to use up this recipe, so there’s really no reason to not make it.

 

Three Guinness caramel brownies squares stacked, melting ice cream scoop on top with a lot of caramel sauce.

 

How to make Rich Guinness Coffee Caramel Sauce

 

After you have reduced the Guinness, you’re ready to begin making the sauce. In a clean, large and light colored pan, carefully pour in the Guinness, sugar and instant coffee granules. On medium high heat, again carefully, stir this mixture until the sugar has dissolved.

 

Ingredients to make this recipe; sugar, butter, cream, reduced Guinness, coffee, salt.

 

STOP STIRRING before the mixture boils, or else the sugar may crystallize. Let the mixture boil for about 5 minutes, or just when it starts to smell a tiny bit burned (adds more richness to the flavor). Remove from heat, and while you are constantly stirring, slowly pour in the heavy cream. Then add butter, 1 tbsp at a time, still constantly stirring. Lastly, stir in salt and vanilla extract.

 

Pour into heat proof containers. It will thicken once it cools. Store covered in the fridge. It will be quite hard in the fridge, so let it come to room temperature before pouring over Super Fudgy Guinness Brownies!

 

Pouring from a casserole, Guinness caramel sauce into a glass jar.

 

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Spoon drizzling Guinness coffee salted caramel sauce into a glass jar.
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5 from 4 votes

Rich Guinness Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce

This Guinness Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce doesn't taste like beer at all. It's a caramel sauce that is rich in flavors of coffee, vanilla and chocolate.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish, Other
Keyword: coffee salted caramel sauce, guinness caramel
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Ingredients

  • 11 oz Guinness Extra Stout (or Special Export), reduced to 1/2 cup 33cl * read notes!
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200g
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules or 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream 160ml
  • 3 tbsp butter in 1 tbsp sized pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Reduce Guinness: Pour one (or two, read notes*) 11-12 oz bottle into a large saucepan. It can bubble quite a bit. On medium, let this mixture simmer/boil for 30 minutes or until one bottle is 1/2 cup or two bottles are 1 cup of reduced Guinness.
  • In a clean, large and light colored pan: carefully pour in the Guinness, sugar and instant coffee granules. On medium high heat, again carefully, stir this mixture until the sugar has dissolved.
  • STOP STIRRING before the mixture boils, or else the sugar may crystallize. Let the mixture boil for about 5 minutes, or just when it starts to smell a tiny bit burned (adds more richness to the flavor).
  • Remove from heat, and while you are constantly stirring, slowly pour in the heavy cream. Then add butter, 1 tbsp at a time, still constantly stirring. Lastly, stir in salt and vanilla extract.
  • Pour into heat proof containers. It will thicken once it cools. Store covered in the fridge. It will be quite hard in the fridge, so let it come to room temperature before pouring over Super Fudgy Guinness Brownies!

Notes

Did you make this recipe? Tag @thegingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!
 
* If you are making this Coffee Guinness Brownies as well, reduce two bottles of Guinness instead of one. Reduce down to 1 cup, and use 1/2 in the brownies, and the other 1/2 in the caramel sauce. No need to make anything in advance of either recipes!
 
Nutrition: Calories: 73 | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Protein: 0g |  Carbohydrate: 12.7g |  Fiber 0g |  Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 163mg | Vitamin D: 1mcg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0mg | Potassium: 1mg. 1 serving: 1 tbsp. Estimate for informational purposes only.

 



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