Salted Caramel Sauce + Whiskey Salted Caramel Milkshakes

Whiskey Salted Caramel Milkshakes | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Place the sugar in a medium pot. Set over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar melts and turns dark brown in color, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter and cream until well combined. Stir in the salt. Allow to cool.

Makes approximately 1 cup

It takes a bit for the sugar to start to melt, but once it does it browns quickly. If you have a candy thermometer, bring the sugar to 350°F, then remove from the heat. If the sugar starts to smell burnt, immediately remove from the heat.

This makes extra caramel sauce you can save for more milkshakes, or just to top other desserts. It will keep a week or so in the refrigerator.

Making Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Whiskey Salted Caramel Milkshakes

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • ½ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serves 2

Making Whiskey Salted Caramel Milkshakes | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

We tried these with chocolate ice cream as well. I prefer chocolate to vanilla, but it seemed the caramel flavor was less prominent with the chocolate ice cream. It might be interesting to try adding in some chocolate chips like in the Irish Cream Coffee Smoothies.

I am aware there is some debate about whether whiskey can truly be gluten-free. If you have concerns, I would suggest making the milkshakes with rum or aged tequila. I think dark rum sounds particularly good.

This recipe is being shared in Meat Free MondaysAllergy Free WednesdaysFull Plate Thursday, and Gluten Free Fridays.

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


  1. We’ve got a beautiful bottle of spiced rum that has been staring at me, begging to be celebrated in some decadent way. Problem solved. I love these adults-only milkshakes. Now that’s the perfect way to end a Friday!

  2. Thank you, Kalinda!

  3. Oh man! This is an awesome adult milkshake!!

  4. A great shake, this looks awesome. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen

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