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Caramel sauce and oreo frappucino

By Gerald Soria and Brandi Kaneshiro

Photos by Jozelyn Roa and Brandi Kaneshiro

Caramel sauce


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • saucepan

  • pinch salt (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

  1. Pour 1 cup of white sugar into saucepan

  2. Pour ¼ cup of water and have the sugar dissolve evenly

  3. Do not mix, take a wet paper towel and clean any sugar on the saucepan walls to prevent crystallization

  4. Heat pan to medium heat

  5. Wait until the sugar starts to become transparent and all sugar is dissolved

  6. Turn to medium high heat

  7. Do not leave during this step

  8. Have the sugar turn into a deep amber color

  9. Take 4 tablespoons of sugar and add it to the saucepan

  10. Once melted, take the saucepan off heat and immediately add the ¾ cup of heavy cream

  11. Mix contents until bubbling subsides

  12. ½ tablespoon of vanilla and 2 pinches of salt will add extra flavor to your caramel

  13. Let the caramel cool

  14. Serve with desserts

Oreo Frappuccino Adapted from Starbucks Secret Menu Yield: 2 Servings

Ingredients: 8 ounces milk 1 cup ice 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon mocha syrup 1 Oreo Whipped cream Oreos, crushed Directions

  1. In a blender add milk, ice, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate chips, mocha syrup and an oreo.

  2. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream and crushed oreo cookies.


This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue.

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