I made a butterscotch sauce for a butterbeer cupcake, but I have about a cup of the sauce left. How long can I leave it in the fridge since it has heavy cream? Can I freeze it? I imagine for most purposes, caramel and butterscotch sauces will have the same storage methods.

  • This depends a great deal on the sugar/milk ratio of your sauce. Sugar has preservative properties, so the more sugar it has the longer it lasts. We could make better guesses if we saw your recipe.
    – Anthm
    Jan 6, 2014 at 19:37
  • Anthm, it was one 12oz bag of butterscotch chips and 1 cup heavy cream over low heat until the butterscotch chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
    – Brooke
    Jan 14, 2014 at 15:53

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This similar (also has heavy cream) recipe from epicurious recommends: "Room temperature, up to 3 days; refrigerated, at least 3 months."


...And that conforms to my personal opinion, as well. I would not freeze it.


about a week. Do not freeze the milk proteins get ruptured when the water crystalizes. (water expands when frozen).

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