Tuesday, June 12, 2012


It is finally grilling season in Alaska and that means food, friends and family. Our crowd loves ice cream and I've been playing around with a variety of ice cream toppings. This quick and easy one is a big favorite right now, but I'm working on a pineapple topping as well.

¼ cup butter
1¼ cups light brown sugar (packed)
16 large marshmallows
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
dash of salt
1 cup of evaporated (canned) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the sugar, marshmallows, corn syrup and salt.

Stirring constantly, keep your heat very low until everything is melted and smooth then raise the heat to a medium low setting. Bring to a gentle boil (keep stirring) and boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and cool for five minutes. Stir in evaporated milk and extracts, mix until everything is very smooth.

Store in fridge (keeps for a couple weeks if it lasts that long). Tastes great cold or warm.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Came over from Pinterest for your pancake recipe, which I am going to try! This recipe looks really good as well as the bisquick one! Thanks for sharing! I'm following!

Nancy said...

We go through so much ice cream at our house. This sounds so good!

Peggy Clyde said...

I could eat this with a spoon right out of the jar. I'm glad to see a recipe for this that uses canned milk instead of cream. I don't often have cream around, but I always have canned milk. Thanks again.

Devadatta said...

Hello Coleen
Thanks for the butterscotch ice cream topping recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
If you don't mind, can you submit your butterscotch ice cream topping photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

Coleens Recipes said...

To Devadatta: I posted it tonight.