National Caramel Month
Caramel is a confectionery product that people love all around the world. In its most basic form, it’s created when sugar is heated to 304 degrees Fahrenheit, melts, and obtains a golden-brown color. It can be made out of any type of sugar and manufacturers often add cream and other products to it to create the consistency and flavor that they want.
Caramel is a very versatile product that can be used to make candies, toppings, and other products. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s such a loved confection and why October was made into National Caramel Month. It just gives people another opportunity to enjoy this sweet treat.
The History Of National Caramel Month
Currently, we’re unable to uncover the origins of this month. We know that it was created a few years ago, but we’re unsure of who invented it.
Most likely this month was created because Halloween falls during October and caramel plays a key role in the celebration of this month. It’s not only used in a variety of candies that are enjoyed by trick-and-treaters but it’s also used to make caramel apples.
Some Amazing Facts About Caramel
We decided to look up some additional facts about caramel, so we did and were quite surprised at what we found. We just knew that we had to share these facts, which we did below. Hopefully, the following facts are enjoyed by everyone who is reading this article.
- Some common caramel treats include caramel apples, nougats, pralines, crème caramel and crème brulee.
- When caramel is mixed with cream it creates caramel sauce. This sauce can be used for a number of desserts, including using it as an ice cream topping.
- It’s believed that during the 17th century, American settlers were making caramel in kettles.
- Hundreds of candy manufacturers were making hard caramels by the mid-19th century in the U.S.
- Caramel can also be used in coffee or in custards.
Observing National Caramel Month
Enjoying caramel is the best way to observe this month. And that shouldn’t be that hard to do, especially with Halloween falling at the end of the month. Salted caramel can be used to make scones, cakes, cheesecakes, and a variety of other sweet treats.
Although toffee and butterscotch are different than traditional caramel and are made with brown sugar or molasses, we still include them in the caramel category, so feel free to use them as well. No matter what caramel dish is made during this month, just be sure to use the hashtag #NationalCaramelMonth and let the world know about it.