homemade-caramel-sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce (a la McDonald’s)

homemade-caramel-sauceRemember when McDonald’s suddenly dropped the price of their sundae cone? I was still in high school then. It went as low as Php5! My young heart went crazy of course. One time, I finished five  in one swift seating, hehe. I could have finished more if only I wasn’t a little bit embarrassed =p. How about you? Can you remember this time? What’s the most number you finished in one seating? There is just something about McDonald’s’ vanilla sundae that is so irresistible. The flavor is so simple and light that it doesn’t get unlikable over time. Moreover, it is a perfect pair for other stronger flavors like their chocolate hot fudge, caramel sauce or strawberry syrup and even their salty french fries =D. Yummy!!!  Well, I actually say that for all combinations except for one. I don’t remember ever ordering sundae with chocolate hot fudge. Maybe once since I have an idea of how it tastes like; but most probably it’s through another person’s order with me getting a little taste. I am more of a caramel person although I have also liked the strawberry flavor a lot. I wonder why they stopped offering this? I do hope it makes a comeback. homemade-caramel-sauceHonestly, I now rarely go to McDonald’s after three straight years of Burger McDo meals for lunch in college (that’s mostly all I can afford, hehe). However, if I do get some McDonald’s-related craving, it would be for their sundae, especially for their caramel sundae. Oooh I’d sparingly eat the caramel sauce so that every spoon of sundae will have caramel to the end…a heavenly combination! Fortunately, more than a month ago, such a craving hit me and as I was enjoying my caramel sundae, an idea bulb lit. Why don’t I hack that caramel sauce so I can enjoy to my heart’s delight? I have meant to share a recipe of the homemade caramel sauce I have used based on Sally’s Baking Addiction anyways so the idea was in that way, timely. homemade-caramel-sauceAnd so I ate my sundae but left much of the caramel alone so I can compare its taste with the caramel sauce I had at home. After doing so, I found out that they are very different! For one, McDonald’s’ caramel sauce did not taste of butter and it has a fudgier texture…hmmm…challenge accepted! That’s what I said to myself then and after at least seven trials and errors, here’s my Homemade Caramel Sauce ร  la McDonald’s. I do not claim for it to be exactly the same but I dare say it is quite similar and I am certain that you will enjoy it as much. I can’t wait to try it with everything, hehe. In the picture below, I tried it with my No Bake Chocolate Poke Cake using only pancake mix and drenched in a very simple chocolate ganache. I say make a batch of this so you can level up all your desserts right at the comfort of your own home. Top it in ice creams, breads, cookies, cakes, rice cakes and whatever you fancy.homemade-caramel-sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce (a la McDonald's)
Level-up all your desserts at the comfort of your own home with this amazing caramel goodness
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (200 g) White Sugar
  2. 2 tbsps cup (45 g) Glucose
  3. 3/4 cup (188 ml) Evaporated Filled Milk
  4. 1/4 cup (63 ml) Cooking Coconut Oil
  5. 1/4 tsp Fine Salt
  6. 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla Flavor
Instructions
  1. Use a heavy-bottomed sauce pan to melt 1 cup (200 g) White Sugar with 2 tbsps cup (45 g) Glucose over low heat
  2. Avoid stirring but rather scrape the bottom of the pan in different directions with a wooden spoon or a silicon spatula to facilitate equal heating.
  3. Clumping of sugar is highly possible just break it up with a wooden spoon or a sturdy silicon spatula
  4. Once everything is melted, lower the heat and add 3/4 cup (188 ml) Evaporated Filled Milk
  5. Expect the sugar to clump together and just patiently stir it around until blended with the milk
  6. Temporarily turn off the stove and add 1/4 cup (63 ml) Cooking Coconut Oil
  7. Gently mix over very low heat until everything is well-combined
  8. Mix in 1/4 tsp Fine Salt and 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla Flavor
Notes
  1. Glucose is added to make the caramel sauce fudgier like that of McDonald's but you can definitely skip it and still have a very similar outcome. Glucose also protects the sugar from too much browning
fully freely lesley http://www.thebuckEATlist.com/

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200 g) White Sugar
  • 2 tbsps cup (45 g) Glucose
  • 3/4 cup (188 ml) Evaporated Filled Milk
  • 1/4 cup (63 ml) Cooking Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Fine Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla Flavor

Directions

  1. Use a heavy-bottomed sauce pan to melt 1 cup (200 g) White Sugar with 2 tbsps cup (45 g) Glucose over low heat
  2. Avoid stirring but rather scrape the bottom of the pan in different directions with a wooden spoon or a silicon spatula to facilitate equal heating.
  3. Clumping of sugar is highly possible just break it up with a wooden spoon or a sturdy silicon spatula
  4. Once everything is melted, lower the heat and add 3/4 cup (188 ml) Evaporated Filled Milk
  5. Expect the sugar to clump together and just patiently stir it around until blended with the milk
  6. Temporarily turn off the stove and add 1/4 cup (63 ml) Cooking Coconut Oil
  7. Gently mix over very low heat until everything is well-combined
  8. Mix in 1/4 tsp Fine Salt and 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla Flavor 

Note: Glucose is added to make the caramel sauce fudgier like that of McDonald’s but you can definitely skip it and still have a very similar outcome. Glucose also protects the sugar from too much browning.

2 Comments

  1. Hi, just came across your McDonalds Caramel. Like you, I am a sucker for McDos caramel sauce, and I would like to give your recipe a try. However, what do you mean by Cooking Coconut Oil? Is this same as Virgin Coconut Oil?

    • Hi Joanna! =D Glad to meet a kindred tummy here, hehe. You don’t need virgin coconut oil, just regular cooking coconut oil. You can find this in any public market or in the grocery store. Let me know once you’ve tried =D

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*