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Cajeta Sauce with Anise (Mexican Caramel Sauce)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Cajeta is a thick caramel from Mexico. Goat or cow’s milk is cooked slowly with sugar and a flavoring, such as cinnamon and vanilla, until it is thick and a deep rich color and flavor. Use it as a luxurious topping or filling for cakes and cookies or as a


  2 cups goat milk

  1 1/2 cups sugar

  2 McCormick® Cinnamon Sticks

  1 tsp McCormick® Anise Seed

  1 tsp baking soda

  1 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

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Bring all ingredients except vanilla to boil in 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. (It is important to keep stirring to prevent mixture from boiling over.) Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half, coats the back of a spoon and is a deep brown caramel color.

Carefully strain cajeta into medium heatproof bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Cover. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. If desired, warm cajeta in microwave oven before serving.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 105

Total Fat 1g 

Cholesterol 4mg 

Sodium 107mg 

Total Carbohydrate 23g 

Protein 1g