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Browning in a sauce bottle

Homemade Browning Sauce Recipe

Homemade browning sauce for all your culinary needs - Gluten free, vegan
Course condiment, Extra
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 104kcal
Author Charla


  • 2 cups of coconut palm sugar raw organic cane sugar works too
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 teaspoon of himalayan pink salt


  • Add the sugar to a large saucepan and turn on medium heat.
  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula and begin to slowly stir. The sugar will start to dissolve and turn into a syrup consistency while darkening.
  • If the sugar begins to smoke too quickly then reduce the flame or switch off the stove and continue to stir while charring the sugar.
  • Once the sugar darkens to a dark brown almost but NOT black (don't let it go black or it will be too bitter) in colour remove from the stove and carefully add the hot water. The saucepan will yield plenty of steam and splutter which is normal but please be very careful when following this step and add the water slowly - keep on stirring the pan.
  • Once the sauce is formed, allow to cool before adding the pink salt and pour into a sauce bottle.


  • Use hot water to dissolve the sugar NEVER cold or the sugar will become hard and not dissolve.
  • It is very important to use  a large saucepan NOT small to accommodate the sugar expanding and to prevent any injuries.
  • Don't let the sugar turn BLACK or it will result in a bitter tasting browning sauce.
  • Be very careful when adding the hot water as the sugar may splutter and raise up.
  • Use a non stick saucepan or an old saucepan. DON'T use one of your fancy or brand new saucepans.
  • When adding the hot water you may want to do this in the kitchen sink to reduce accidents.
  • Store in the refrigerator for several months to over a year once chilled.
  • Keep the fan extractor on/leave a window open to reduce a build up of smoke.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sugar: 20g