Bourbon Caramel Steamer
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Bourbon Caramel Steamer

The Bourbon Caramel Steamer is a luscious blend of milk and caramel with just a hint of Bourbon. Sweet. Mellow. Toasty. Cosy. Indulgent. Comfort in a mug.
This recipe makes enough bourbon caramel for 6 drinks.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drink - alcoholic, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: bourbon drink, bourbon latte, milk latte
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jane Saunders


For the Caramel Sauce

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 125g/ 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 120ml/ 1/2 cup double (heavy) cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 3 tbsp Bourbon

For the Bourbon Caramel Steamer (per serving)

  • 200ml/ 3/4 cup whole (full fat) milk
  • 40ml / 2 tbsp + 2 tsp caramel sauce
  • whipped cream
  • freshly grated nutmeg


Make the Caramel Sauce

  • Put the water into a heavy based saucepan. Spread the sugar on top in an even layer
  • Set the pan over a medium heat and allow the sugar to gradually melt. As it melts you can gently swirl the pan a couple of times to ensure the caramel cooks evenly, but do not stir it
  • Once the sugar has melted, the caramel will begin to darken. Continue to let it cook until it reaches a lovely amber colour (but keep a close eye on the caramel as it can burn easily)
  • Add the cream and the salt, taking care as it can bubble up and is extremely hot. Mix with a small handheld whisk until fully incorporated
  • Stir in the Bourbon. Set aside

Make the Bourbon Caramel Steamers

  • Put the milk in a pan and warm until steaming hot and just beginning to bubble at the edges
  • Meanwhile, warm the serving glass and spoon in the caramel sauce
  • Pour the steaming milk over the caramel and stir until completely melted
  • Top with whipped cream and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Enjoy immediately


1. Any left over Bourbon Caramel Sauce can be stored in a screwcap jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 2. Each serving prepared according to the above instructions contains approximately 1 1/2 tsp Bourbon.