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Habanero Cream Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 to 2 habanero peppers more = hotter, destemmed, quartered, and seeded
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan.
  • Place the habanero quarters and garlic in the butter and sauté for approximately 3 minutes to flavor the butter.
  • Add the flour, stir to combine for 30 seconds.
  • Add the heavy cream and sugar.Continue to stir while bringing to a boil and the sauce thickens.
  • Lower heat and slowly add the chicken broth, stirring continuously, until the sauce reaches the thickness you prefer.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Remove the habanero quarters, then pour the sauce into a sealable container or serving bowl.