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Coffee Sauce

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Ingredients (6)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

This sweet, gooey sauce is packed with coffee flavor that’s delicious paired with pound cake or ice cream.

Game plan: For a slacker solution, buy high-quality caramel sauce and whisk in strong espresso or coffee-flavored liqueur.

This recipe was featured as part of both our Valentine’s Day menu and our Family-Friendly Party Done Right photo gallery.


  1. 1Combine cream and espresso powder in a medium bowl and whisk until powder is dissolved; set aside.
  2. 2Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir to combine. Place over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, and let cook undisturbed until amber in color, about 5 minutes. Immediately add butter and stir to incorporate.
  3. 3Remove from heat and whisk in cream mixture and salt until smooth.
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