Maple Cinnamon Coffee Sauce

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The flavor of this sauce is almost like a combination of caramel and cappuccino. It is a wonderfully quick ice cream topping and all-purpose dessert sauce. We like it on everything from ice cream to fresh bananas to fruit-filled crepes. In fact, why not fresh bananas and vanilla ice cream wrapped in a crepe and topped with the sauce? Mmmn . . . temper that New Year’s resolution–the one about practicing austerity–with one about enjoying the sweetness of life!


Maple Cinnamon Coffee Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert Topping
Cook time: 
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Serves: 3-6
Yields ¾ cup
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the coffee and sugar have dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve warm or at room temperature.

For a stronger cappuccino taste, use instant espresso granules.
For a vegan, non-dairy sauce, try substituting almond milk for the heavy cream.