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Bourbon Caramel Steamer
Bourbon Caramel Steamer
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

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.

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
  1. Put the water into a heavy based saucepan. Spread the sugar on top in an even layer
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. Stir in the Bourbon. Set aside
Make the Bourbon Caramel Steamers
  1. Put the milk in a pan and warm until steaming hot and just beginning to bubble at the edges
  2. Meanwhile, warm the serving glass and spoon in the caramel sauce
  3. Pour the steaming milk over the caramel and stir until completely melted
  4. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg
  5. Enjoy immediately
Recipe Notes

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.