About National Caramel Day
Caramel is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when it cools.
A richly coloured caramel adds delicious, contrasting degrees of deeper flavour and of acidity to the simple sweetness of sugar and this wider spectrum is what makes the many guises of caramel more useful than sugar alone.
The English word comes from French caramel, which in turn derives from the Greek for sugar cane.
Nowadays, you can find caramel just about anywhere from an ice cream cone topping to a delectable additive to your morning latte. According to thespruceeats.com, caramel is just sugar that has been heated up to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is a simple thing to make, caramel has become a popular appearance on menus across the U.S.
Celebrate today by indulging in your favorite caramel treat. If you are unsure of which to pick from, some great options include salted caramel brownies, an iced caramel coffee or even a caramel sundae from McDonald’s.