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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Author: Gail Ng
An easy and versatile homemade caramel sauce that you'll want to drizzle over everything. This caramel sauce only needs 3 ingredients (4 ingredients if you want salted caramel sauce!) so there's no excuse not to make it tonight.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Yield 4 oz
Category Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 100 g heavy cream, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt, if you want salted caramel (optional)


  • Heat a small saucepan of sugar on medium heat until completely melts and deepens to a light brown colour.
  • Slowly pour in the heavy cream white constantly stirring. The mixture will bubble up immediately. Keep stirring until the cream is completely combined.
  • Stir in a tablespoon of butter at a time until it is completely melted and combined. If you want salted caramel sauce, stir in the salt at this time.
  • When the caramel becomes thick enough to part when a spatula is dragged through it and the caramel slowly oozes back together, pour it into a small container and let cool completely. When it's hot, it may seem like it's too thin and runny but it thickens up considerably as it cools.
  • Store caramel in the fridge and microwave for 15 second intervals to liquify before using.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords easy caramel sauce, homemade caramel sauce, homemade salted caramel sauce, how to make caramel sauce
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