Guinness Caramel Sauce….you read it right!

Well St. Patty’s day is coming up on Sunday and you if you live in Indiana you better buy your Guiness early as there is no Sunday sales here!  I originally posted this last year and this was such a good sauce I thought I would post again!

Because St. Pattys day is coming up I was thinking about  what I can do with Guinness beer besides drink it, because I don’t do that too well.  In the past, I have added it to Irish stew, made Guinness cupcakes and a large chocolate cake with that dark beer. This year I was thinking more along the lines of  some sort of Guinness sauce. Think think think…..Winnie the Pooh always did that and it seemed to work for him.  After much thinking I decided to try a Guinness Caramel Sauce that would be fantastic over a warm cake, brownie and is just AWESOME by the tablespoon in your hot coffee-it should be illegal.

This sauce is sweet enough with just a hint of the Guinness bitter taste that you can’t help but say to yourself “what was in that sauce?”

Make sure to heat the sauce when you use it then pour it over  some warm brownies, or what about over vanilla or coffee flavored ice cream?  That would be divine and heaven like!  I never said this was for diabetics.

Guinness Caramel Sauce

1 stick of butter (that’s 1/2 cup Emily)

1 cup of brown sugar

1/2 cup Heavy Cream (do not skimp here-no skim milk)

3Tbsp of Reduced Guinness Stout

1/2 Tsp Vanilla

Melt Butter and Brown Sugar in sauce pan over medium heat until mixed together  andd the Heavy Cream and simmer together for about 5 minutes and mixture reduces a little bit.  Add the Guinness reduction and vanilla. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat.

Reducing the Guinness: Pour one bottle of Guinness into a sauce pan and cook down (not on high heat) until half of it is gone. I did not notice it getting thick or syrupy, just reduced.

This is how much beer I had after reducing; approximately 1/3 cup-save what you don’t use and add it to your next beef stew or add  a little to your bbq sauce for a different taste.  You could even freeze it in cubes to save for later if you’re not apt to buy Guinness for a while!

Melting the butter and brown sugar.  Notice I used the same sauce pan that I reduced the beer in!

Where’s my coffee, I am ready!!

Let me know if you make this sauce!

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