The silly season is nearly upon us. Break out the DIY supplies and get cracking on some Christmas gifts. This year I’ve added to my arsenal of homemade liqueurs with this super simple, delicious Salted Caramel Vodka.
What could be better than sweet and salty with a side order of booze?
Similar to my very popular Nutella Liqueur and White Chocolate Liqueur , this delicious Caramel version is made using Vodka. Many recipe variations call for the use of shop bought caramel lollies but I have opted for a homemade caramel sauce, because well I have a Thermomix. You could just as easily simmer all of the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until bubbling. Avoid adding your Vodka until the caramel sauce cools or you will cook off the alcohol. And you will need the alcohol to make it through the silly season!!
Just like my other dairy liqueurs, this Salted Caramel Vodka uses long life cream. You can find this in the long life milk section, in small 200ml cartons. Using long life cream gives you better shelf life, but if you can’t find it you can use thickened cream (but keep the finished product refrigerated and use within a month) You may notice that your finished product separates upon standing. Just give it a good shake before serving.
The Caramel sauce on its own, is delicious. But the Salted Caramel Vodka is unbelievable! You will get two 500ml bottles from this recipe, just perfect for Christmas gifts. One for me and One for later (I mean you)
Salted Caramel Vodka
Makes 2x 500ml bottles
200ml Long Life Cream
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Pink Salt flakes
Add butter, cream, brown sugar and molasses to the TM bowl.
Cook for 12 minutes, Varoma temp, Speed 2 MC off.
Once Caramel sauce has cooked, add salt, a little at a time, according to your taste preference.
Allow to cool.
To clean, sterilised bottles, add 250ml of caramel sauce and top with Vodka (about 250ml).
Shake well and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.
You can drink this straight or mixed with milk. Or my personal favourite, Salted Caramel White Russians. Stay tuned for the new cocktail recipe.