Healthy Homemade Butterscotch Syrup
This Healthy Homemade Sugar Free Butterscotch Syrup is smooth, rich, sweet, and packed with butterscotch flavor. It’s perfect for topping pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream and more! You’d never know it’s fat free, sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free and vegan.
If you like caramel, then you’ll most likely like butterscotch. And if you like caramel and butterscotch, I automatically love you 😉
There’s just something about burnt sugar that makes me wanna fall in love… and the same goes with chocolate, peanut butter, cake and frosting…
The major difference between butterscotch and caramel has to do with sugar. Butterscotch is made with brown sugar and caramel is made with white sugar. Butterscotch is also made with butter while caramel is made with heavy cream. Butter is essentially just heavy cream that has gone through some extra processing.
I can dive in that jar right there. Or, just funnel it into my face. Quick. Someone get me a funnel!
Healthy Homemade Butterscotch Syrup
- 3⅓ cups Water
- 2 tbs Natural Butterscotch Flavor
- 1 tbs Vanilla Paste
- 2 tsp English Toffee-Flavored Stevia Extract
- 20 drops Natural Yellow Food Coloring (or Ground Turmeric; optional, just for color)
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- In a large blender, add the water, butterscotch flavor, vanilla paste, food coloring, stevia extract and salt. Blend on low speed.
- While the blender is running, remove the opening from the lid (or if your blender doesn't have an opening, just carefully open the lid) and add the xanthan gum.
- Once everything is incorporated and completely smooth, pour into pretty serving jars, tightly seal, and refrigerate overnight. Ready to use the next day! Refrigerate to store.
As a comparison, here is the nutrition label for Torani’s Butterscotch Syrup. Hmmm… 90 calories of pure sugar or 5 calories of zero sugar? I’ll take the 5 calories of zero sugar 😉
I like to call this Butterscotch Syrup, “Awesome Sauce” 😉
That looks sooo amazing!!!! do you think it would work if i omitted the yellow food coloring? i can never find natural food coloring so i try to avoid it always.
Yup, feel free to omit the food coloring. It’s just for aesthetics 🙂
Hello Jessica, We don’t have butterscotch flavor and english toffee flavored stevia extract,do you think it’s possible to do substitutions?
I’m afraid that this recipe can’t be made without the butterscotch flavor and stevia. You might be able to replace the stevia extract with Stevia in the Raw, but I haven’t tried it. Butterscotch flavor and stevia are widely available online (which is where I buy mine). If you’re from another country, you should check iHerb.com 🙂
Hope this helps!
This syrup is totally going on my Christmas to make list – I have a feeling it would make a great little home made gift too!
TOTALLY! That’s a great idea 🙂
My mom loves butterscotch (and caramel and everything else sugary) so I’m definitely thinking about gifting a jar of this to her 😉
Jessica, thanks for answering so quickly, I’ll try that site!
Thanks for the recipe, I just tried it and it’s really the perfect topping for anything sweet! Thanks again for sharing the recipe and keep up your good work 🙂
Where does one buy “Xanthum” gum or “vanilla PASTE”??
You can find those items at the grocery store or online from Amazon.com, iHerb.com, ThriveMarket.com, etc. 🙂
Thank you so much for your expedient response. I can hardly wait to take this recipe for a “test drive”….LOL.?
Can these be made into hard candies?
I doubt this syrup will work to made hard candies because anything cooked to a certain temperature, to soft ball stage, hard ball stage, hard crack, etc. is a science, and oftentimes requires some sort of sugar. This syrup is best for no-cook applications, like pouring over pancakes and ice cream, or adding to smoothies and coffee 🙂
Thank you so much! I def will make some! Thank you for sharing it!
We made this yesterday and it tastes really great. It didn’t thicken though, any ideas how to fix this?
Did you omit the xanthan gum? That’s the only thickener here and cannot be omitted.
Hi Jessica, how do you feel your recipe would fare for making fresh butterbeer?
I’ve never made (or even tasted) butterbeer before so I can’t be 100% sure, but it’s worth a shot!! 🙂
Oh Brother! Who has these ingredients in the cupboard? Kroger doesn’t stock:
Natural Butterscotch Flavor,
or English Toffee-Flavored Stevia Extract
I hate to say this…BLOG-BAIT!
Just because your local Kroger doesn’t stock these ingredients doesn’t make it blog bait lol. I have all the ingredients and so do a lot of other people. I’ve found all of these ingredients in Walmart and some small tiny store in Juneau, Alaska once. If you don’t want to try the recipe, don’t get the ingredients and close the tab. Easy 🤘😂