Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce – Fast and Easy

Caramel sauce is a delightful treat that adds a touch of sweetness to a variety of desserts and beverages. While store-bought options are readily available, nothing beats the rich and creamy flavor of homemade caramel sauce

The little pinch of salt in this recipe balances the flavors perfectly, so don’t skip it. If you want salted caramel, simply add 1 teaspoon of salt to the recipe.

This caramel sauce requires no candy thermometer. Instead, I encourage you to follow the recipe and use your eyes to determine when to add the next ingredient.

Homemade Caramel Sauce

How to make Homemade Caramel Sauce

  • To make this homemade caramel sauce there’s only 5 ingredients required: sugar, butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract and salt.
  • The first step is to melt sugar, which is called caramelization. This requires 1 small pot or pan and a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula. Stir until melted.  It’ll start to clump together first, then you’ll notice it start to melt. The color will turn to a deeper amber color and you should notice a nutty aroma. It’ll happen quickly. If you let it go too long, it’ll burn. 
  • You need medium-high high heat. Because if you melt the sugar on too high a heat, it will probably burn.
  • As soon as it turns amber, you add the next ingredient, butter. When the butter has melted stir or whisk the melted sugar with the butter until well combined. Add heavy cream and continue to whisk. Then let it boil for 1 minute. Finally, add the salt and vanilla extract. That’s it, the caramel is done!
Homemade Caramel Sauce with ice cream
  • The caramel thickens as it cools. After the caramel cools down, pour it into a glass jar or container. The caramel solidifies as it cools, but you can reheat in the microwave or in a water-bath to make it more drizzle-able.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

The silky smooth texture and deep caramel flavor of this sauce will elevate your desserts and beverages to a whole new level. With just a handful of ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can enjoy the delightful taste of homemade caramel sauce anytime you desire.

So, the next time you’re craving a touch of sweetness, skip the store-bought options and whip up a batch of homemade caramel sauce. Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll never want to go back to the pre-packaged alternatives again. Enjoy!

If you liked Homemade Caramel Sauce, you may also like:

Crunchy Peanut butter Chocolate Caramel Bars Crunchy Bars

2 ingredient ice cream with cookies Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Toffee Bits Toffee Bits

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Make Homemade Caramel Sauce with only 5 ingredients in 12minutes.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Make your own
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 308 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 215 g Granulated sugar (1 Cup)
  • 85 g Unsalted butter (⅓ Cup) ,room temperature
  • 125 g Heavy cream or whipping cream (½ Cup) ,room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Salt (for salted caramel add 1 tsp salt)

Instructions
 

  • The first step is to melt sugar over medium-high heat. Do not stir until it starts to turn golden brown.
    sugar
  • It’ll start to clump together first, then you’ll notice it start to melt. The color will turn to a deeper amber color and you should notice a nutty aroma. It’ll happen quickly. If you let it go too long, it’ll burn. 
    melted sugar
  • Add butter
    melt sugar and butter
  • When the butter has melted, stir or whisk the melted butter with the sugar until well combined.
    making Homemade Caramel Sauce
  • Add heavy cream and continue to stir/whisk.
    making Homemade Caramel Sauce
  • Then let it boil for 1 minute.
    making Homemade Caramel Sauce
  • Finally, add the salt and vanilla extract. That’s it, the caramel is done!
    Homemade Caramel Sauce

Notes

  • The caramel thickens as it cools. After the caramel cools down, pour it into a glass jar or container. The caramel solidifies as it cools, but you can reheat in the microwave or in a water-bath to make it more drizzle-able.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
 
Βon appétit

Βon appétit

Spread the love

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top