Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Oct 2, 2005 02:37 PM


  • i

What does any one know about Butterscotch flavor? How is it different from caramel?
I once added some Scotch to caramel pudding and the results wern't so great. I acted like I knew what I was doing but all I got was "yuck" from my brother.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The flavor of butterscotch is a blend of butter and brown sugar.

    Caramel is a mixture produced when granulated sugar has been cooked (caramelized) until it melts and becomes a thick, clear liquid that can range in color from golden to deep brown. A soft caramel is a candy made with a caramelized sugar, butter, and milk.

    Basically the difference is the type of sugar used.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Emme
      Becca Porter

      Butter, brown sugar, and vanilla = Butterscotch

      Plain carmelized gran. sugar or = Caramel
      carmelized sugar with heavy cream