An Ode to Butterscotch

Oh Butterscotch, where have you been all my life?

All these years, I turned my nose up at your homespun appearance and simple charm,  preferring to court your blasé city-girl cousin, Caramel!

Caramel, that brittle, bittersweet beauty. Hard hearted and unforgiving! Creating huge insecurity in me due to my inexperience with sugar thermometers and such other sophisticated tools of flirtation.

Butterscotch- easy going, rustic looking, simple……but addictive. Butterscotch. Delicious butterscotch.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

On ice creams,  on puddings, on fruit, on cereal. And by the spoon….mmmmmm

I’m sharing this secret recipe that’s been in the family vaults for generations, so that you can make your own….and I don’t have to share.

Butterscotch Sauce

Makes about 1 cup (or just enough to hoard and eat by yourself)

Butter 100g or 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 2/3 cups, firmly packed
Fresh cream 1/2 cup

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.

Add the brown sugar and stir until melted and bubbling. About 2 minutes.

Take the saucepan off the heat and add the cream. Continue stirring and cook over gentle heat, until it forms a sauce.

Cool, then bottle. Serve over ice cream, or drizzled over cake.




  1. That’s Yummmy!

  2. Oh totally yummy, I love butterscotch sauce, I like to add banana’s (sauteed) and do banana’s foster.

  3. Well said Radhika!

    Will be in Singapore 10th May to welcome New baby Budhraja

    Geetu’s C section is scheduled For 14 th May

    Will you be traveling then?

    How are Bacchas and Shesh

    Warm regards! Hugs.

    Always enjoy reading your mail.

    🙂 Rita

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. MAKE ME SOME PLEEEJ. I’ll give you 10000 x 3492094890 million kisses 😀

  5. Good thing I follow you on FB otherwise I did not get this on my ‘Reader’. I love butterscotch and I always request on my ice-cream. Yum!

  6. Love your narrative! And I must make this. Especially as it sounds a lot less temperamental than caramel – oops, perhaps I shouldn’t mention its name. 🙂

  7. I absolutely love butterscotch too! I choose it over chocolate and any fruity sauce all the time! YUM!

  8. I LOVE butterscotch and your Ode was quite the narrative. 🙂

    • Hi Jacquee,

      I’ve neglected my blog for so long….I never saw this. Thank you for reading and leaving me a comment, sweetie!

  9. I would put that on anything, love butterscotch!