Peanut Butter Whiskey Caramel Sundae

Peanut Butter Whiskey Caramel Sundae by

Clark and Suzy Neal with Unicoi Preserves


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Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup Laura Lynn granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Laura Lynn heavy whipping cream (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Laura Lynn unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter whiskey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup Laura Lynn heavy whipping cream (chilled)
  • 2 Tbsp Laura Lynn powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter whiskey

Sundae Ingredients:

  • Ingles Best Premium Vanilla Bean ice cream
  • Laura Lynn dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Laura Lynn maraschino cherries


  • In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar and water, stir to combine. Heat mixture over medium-high heat. Do not stir the mixture at all while heating! Continue cooking for 8-10 minutes, until sugar mixture reaches a deep amber color, similar to the color of a penny. The color will change from clear, to straw color to increasingly darker shades of amber very rapidly, so do not take your eyes off of it.
  • Remove pan from burner. Immediately after removing the saucepan from heat, quickly whisk in heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up violently and gain a good bit of volume, so be careful. Once the cream is incorporated, whisk in butter and salt. Finally, once butter is melted and incorporated, whisk in peanut butter whiskey.
  • To make the whipped cream, add cold heavy cream, powdered sugar, and peanut butter whiskey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Whisk on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  • To assemble sundaes, place several scoops of vanilla bean ice cream into individual bowls and top with caramel sauce. Dollop whipped cream onto each sundae, top with chopped peanuts and a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately. Promptly refrigerate any leftover caramel and whipped cream
  • Note: It is important to use room temperature heavy whipping cream and butter so the caramel does not seize when adding these ingredients!