This recipe for Vanilla Sauce is a simple yet delicious topping that pairs perfectly with anything sweet! With only three ingredients, it’s easy and quick to prepare, and the results are always mouthwatering. The incredible flavor of this sauce comes from the combination of heavy cream, granulated sugar and pure vanilla extract, or alternatively a vanilla bean. If desired, up to a stick of butter may be added to provide an even creamier consistency.
HOW TO MAKE IT:
To make the sauce, begin by placing all the ingredients into a saucepan and bringing to a boil over medium heat. Be sure to stir the mixture constantly as it heats. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow the mixture to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens. Once the desired consistency is achieved, drizzle the sauce over cakes, pancakes, waffles, bread puddings and more, and serve warm or slightly cool. The sauce will thicken further if left to cool.
If you don’t plan on using the Vanilla Sauce immediately, it can keep in the fridge for a week.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the best way to stir the mixture?
A: It is important to stir the mixture constantly to ensure an even flavor. For best results, use a wooden spoon to gently incorporate the ingredients until a uniform texture is achieved.
Q: How do I know when the sauce is finished?
A: The sauce is finished when it has thickened to the desired consistency. Depending on the capabilities of your stove or cooktop, this process may require 10-15 minutes or more.
Q: What is the best way to store the remaining sauce?
A: The remaining sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. It is recommended to discard any sauce that has been exposed to room temperature for an extended period of time.