Beignets Dipping Sauce: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Caramel

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Golden brown beignets, covered generously with powdered sugar, immersed with your favorite beignets dipping sauce, and coffee; It’s a perfect afternoon fantasy for many of us.

Light and fluffy, dough-based fritters are easy to make. It’s almost like a doughnut but slightly less sweet and without a hole. The square-shaped beignets have French origin but are a popular choice in coffee houses. Even making them from scratch is very easy.

Beignets are a treat in themselves but what makes them unique is the drizzling of rich sauce. Sauces are an essential part of serving beignets. This recipe post is for the sauces that accompany the beignet, if you’re looking for an easy beignet recipe New Orleans style, click on link.

Beignets with Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry dipping sauce in small plastic sauce cup

Strawberries are an all-time favorite. They are almost available all year round fresh. Even frozen ones are available everywhere. Making a strawberry sauce is the easiest thing you can do with the beignets. It takes hardly 10 minutes, and you have a delicious sauce that goes well with beignets and any shakes, lattes, ice cream, or anything you like.

Strawberry sauce requires a few ingredients, including sugar, water, and strawberries. Adding a tablespoon of vinegar adds to the shelf life. Not only is it easy to make, but it also saves a lot of money. Plus, you are not taking any preservatives included in store-bought sauces.

Variation of Strawberry Sauce

You can replace strawberries with other seasonal fruit or berries like blueberries, raspberries, or cranberries. Make a sauce of whatever fruit you have in season. Also, you can mix two fruits like apples and apricot or peaches and make a new sauce. All fruit sauces are made with the same recipe.

Doughnut dipped in strawberry sauce

Chocolate Sauce With Beignets

Hand holding a half eaten doughnut dipped in chocolate puree

Chocolate is an all-time favorite, especially if you serve kids or at a birthday party with lots of candies.

Homemade chocolate sauce is easy to make and requires less effort. You can make a bottle and use it as a drip for lots of bread and desserts. To make this sauce, you can use dark chocolate, cocoa powder, or any other chocolate.

The thickness of the chocolate sauce can turn it into a thick sauce or syrup. Add a little more milk to make syrup, and let it cook for a while if you want a thick consistency.

Variation with Chocolate Sauce

Add half a teaspoon or even less coffee powder to give the mocha taste to the chocolate sauce. The added bitterness of coffee will complement the sweetness of sauce and beignets.

MIX AND MATCH

Don’t just make one sauce – mix and match for perfect flavors! I love mixing raspberry (or strawberry) with chocolate.

Doughnut dipped in chocolate sauce on half and raspberry on half

There’s also no shame in soaking the entire plate with sauce and eating it with a fork, right?

white plate drizzled and covered in chocolate and raspberry sauce with doughnut and a fork covered in chocolate

Beignet with Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is another easy-to-make sauce with a rich, velvety texture. It’s a rich sauce, requiring few ingredients, sugar, milk, and butter. You can make the salted caramel sauce if you think it will be too sweet. The great thing about caramel sauce is that if you know the basics of making it, you can make too many variations. This simple sauce can make sauces, toffees, crunch, and desserts.

Difference between Caramel and Butter Scotch Sauce

Both butterscotch and caramel sauce are the same: butterscotch is made with brown sugar, while the caramel is made with granulated sugar. The recipe remains the same for both.

A variation is to use heavy cream instead of milk. It will produce velvety sauce and makes it richer. You can make the sauce and store it in the fridge.

However, it can get pretty solid in the fridge. If it is difficult to remove the sauce from the bottle, you can microwave it for a minute, and the sauce will be runny and smooth again. You can pour it on pancakes, ice cream, cakes, or desserts.

Variation with Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

If it’s for the dipping, add roasted and crushed almonds, peanuts, or any of the nuts of your choice. Adding a tablespoon of peanut butter to the sauce will also give it a new taste.

Beignets Dipping Sauce with Vanilla

The luscious silky vanilla sauce goes very well with different types of bread and beignets. It is also very easy to make, and you can do too many variations. It has a perfect consistency to be served with beignets.

Vanilla Sauce

vanilla sauce in a glass sauce cup

Vanilla sauce is a few ingredients recipe as well. You need sugar, vanilla extract, cornstarch, and butter. It’s a versatile sauce. You can add milk or heavy cream depending on how rich you need it. Also, it’s a simple sauce but has custard versions. Add vanilla extract to milk and sugar and thicken it with egg yolks.

Variation with Vanilla Sauce

So making a light vanilla sauce or a rich, creamy custard-like sauce is your choice. The custard-like vanilla sauce goes well with cakes, pound cakes, and bread. To give it a butterscotch touch, you can replace the amount of sugar in the recipe with brown sugar.

Another variation of vanilla sauce is to blend it with different flavors. Adding nuts can give a completely new taste to the vanilla sauce. Nuts and vanilla have heavenly combinations.

Final Words

Beignets are delicious but adding cool dipping makes them taste even better. Beignets dipping sauce is almost essential for serving. All sauces are easy to make, but you can still make some variations to make them different and according to your taste. The trio of dipping sauces can be made in too many ways and is the base of any other sauce.

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Caramel sauce for doughnuts in a pot jar

Beignets Dipping Sauce: 4 Indulgent Sauces


Description

Beignets are served with sauces. You can use fruits, chocolate, vanilla, and sugar to make different sauce variations. 


Ingredients

Scale

Strawberry Sauce

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Butterscotch/Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar (You can use granulated sugar as well)
  • 4 tablespoon butter 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

 Vanilla Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Milk or heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste
  • 1/2 cup cup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt a pinch

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Kosher salt, a pinch

Instructions

Strawberry Sauce

  1. Put the strawberries and sugar on the stove on medium heat.
  2. Soon sugar will dissolve; keep mixing and breaking the strawberries with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  3. Add vinegar and vanilla extract.
  4. Keep stirring until everything becomes thick and sticks to the back of a spoon. If you like the thicker jam-like consistency, simmer for a few extra minutes until you have the thick jam ready.
  5. Let the sauce cool down and store in airtight container

Butterscotch/Caramel Sauce

  1. Add brown sugar to a medium saucepan on medium heat.
  2. keep stirring the sugar until it is melted
  3. Add butter and a pinch of salt.
  4. Keep whisking all the way, remove from heat and add cream(be careful there will be a lot of hue and cry in the pan)
  5. Cook until everything is smooth and creamy. Don’t overcook or make it too thick, as it will thicken further once it gets cold.
  6. Transfer the sauce to a bottle and keep it in a fridge.
  7. If it is difficult to remove the sauce from the bottle, you can submerge the container in hot water to warm it up.

Vanilla Sauce

  1. Mix granulated sugar and cornstarch in a cup separate bowl of milk,
  2. Pour the water into the pan. Bring it to a boil and add the cornstarch milk mixture.
  3. Keep stirring with a whisk in a circular motion.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add vanilla extract and a 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt.
  5. Keep stirring until the sugar melts and the sauce is thick.
  6. Add heavy cream to the mixture.
  7. Remove from heat and add butter.
  8. Let it cool down and store it in a bottle.

Chocolate Sauce

  1. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, and milk on the saucepan and whisk gently.
  2. Bring it to a boil and reduce to a gentle simmer for about 30 seconds and turn off the stove. Stir constantly.
  3. Add butter, salt and stir until melted.
  4. Let cool and refrigerate until needed.