Dairy-free Hard Sauce

Who doesn’t like sweet things and who doesn’t like whiskey? Did somebody say HARD SAUCE?

I was looking for something else when I ran across this recipe. It’s too weird and interesting to not share! I try to avoid citrus and nightshades as auto-immune triggers but I try to avoid DAIRY as well. Choose your poison.

Sugar and whiskey aren’t good for me but my reactions aren’t any worse than other peoples’ which is saying something for me, the Canary in a Coal mine. (for links and reference, not content of that post)

Adapted From More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally: Sin-Sational Sumptuous Treats By Fran Costigan

  • 2C apple or pear juice
  • 1/2C soya milk
  • 1-2T whiskey
  • 2T arrowroot powder
  • 2T orange juice
  • 2t vanilla extract
  • 1t almond extract
  • 1/2t orange extract

Please note the differences between T and t.

Bring juice to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to 1C. Lower heat, add soya. Simmer additional 2-3 minutes.

Mix arrowroot (thickener) in orange juice (you’ll remember this has to be done cold). Add, stirring constantly to simmering juice/ soya til it comes to a boil.

Immediately remove from heat upon boil and add extracts and whiskey, stirring only once and STOP  (think making boxed Jello Pudding dessert if you’re unfamiliar with making gravies, etc.).

Allow to cool several hours and give a stir before pouring over whatever dessert.

Pretty interesting, isn’t it?