Brandy Sauce

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 47KCAL

You needn’t miss out on Brandy Sauce this Christmas – our slimming friendly version is Weight Watchers and calorie counting compatible!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories47
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat0.1g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Brandy Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to all of your festive favourites and our version is great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Boozy, creamy and super indulgent, our Brandy Sauce is slimming friendly which means that you don’t have to worry about all of the extra calories and Points, that you might find in a traditional sauce.

We love this Brandy Sauce served with warm mince pies, but it works really well with pretty much any festive treat that you can think of. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg to add extra depth of flavour!

What diets is this Brandy Sauce suitable for?

This Brandy Sauce recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

It should also be suitable for gluten free diets but please double check the following ingredients;

  • Cornflour (most brands are gluten free, but please check the ingredients/allergen information as this can vary)

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Skimmed milk

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Brandy Sauce recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Brandy Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Brandy Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Brandy Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Brandy Sauce?

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You won’t need any fancy gadgets to make this recipe; just a small saucepan and whisk.

If you wanted to make a booze free version then you could use a brandy or rum essence instead of the alcohol.

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You can also pick up this whisk on Amazon.

You can pick up this brandy flavoring from Amazon, for a booze free version.

Or you could pick this Rum essence as an alternative booze free flavoring.

How many calories are in this Brandy Sauce?

There are 47 calories per portion in this Brandy Sauce, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Brandy Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place a small saucepan on a moderate heat and add the milk. Bring to the boil.

Step 2

Whilst the milk is coming up to the boil, mix the cornflour and water in a small bowl.

Step 3

Turn the heat down low and, with a whisk at the ready, pour the slaked cornflour into the milk. Whisk until the milk thickens.

Step 4

Continue to stir for 3 minutes to cook out the cornflour. Remove from the heat and add the sweetener and brandy. Mix well.

Step 5

Pour into a jug and serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired!

What could I serve with this Brandy Sauce?

This Brandy Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to almost any festive treat, but we think it works especially well with the following dishes:

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How do you know when Brandy Sauce is cooked?

You should cook this Brandy Sauce until the milk has thickened and the cornflour has cooked out.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Brandy Sauce in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Brandy Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Brandy Sauce?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Brandy Sauce?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes or until piping hot.

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Brandy Sauce

You needn’t miss out on Brandy Sauce this Christmas – our slimming friendly version is Weight Watchers and calorie counting compatible!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 47
  • Carbs 2G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 200 mls skimmed milk
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 25 ml brandy
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

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Instructions

  1. Place a small saucepan on a moderate heat and add the milk. Bring to the boil.
  2. Whilst the milk is coming up to the boil, mix the cornflour and water in a small bowl.
  3. Turn the heat down low and, with a whisk at the ready, pour the slaked cornflour into the milk. Whisk until the milk thickens. 
  4. Continue to stir for 3 minutes to cook out the cornflour. Remove from the heat and add the sweetener and brandy. Mix well.
  5. Pour into a jug and serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired!

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AvrilMonday 16th December 2019

Love your cook book and looking forward to the help and support xx

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Avril, so glad you are enjoying our recipes!

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