Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe
  • Prep Time
    2 min
  • Total Time
    10 min

Make easy homemade salted caramel sauce with ONLY 3 ingredients! Why bother with the store bought variety ever again?

Homemade salted caramel sauce = the perfect topping

This homemade caramel sauce is the perfect topping for ice cream, apple pie, waffles, pancakes or for your Easter egg filling. The list is seemingly endless… I mean, what doesn’t get better with caramel sauce on top?

All the ingredients, measurements and step-by-step guide is mentioned below. There is also a video showing you how to make it. Scroll down to see it all.

Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

Homemade salted caramel sauce in 10 minutes

This recipe is very straightforward and easy. There are, however, a few important pointers that I would like to share with you before beginning:

  1. I am all for multitasking (show me a mother who isn’t?) but not while making caramel sauce. You need to keep your full attention on the mixture the entire time.
  2. Keep all 3 ingredients ready and measured. You will need them suddenly and won’t have time to measure after starting.
  3. Keep the kids out of the kitchen while making this… or at least away from the stove. Though it can seem easy to stir, it could be dangerous. Hot sugar is much hotter than boiling water. Enough said.
  4. After adding the butter, you can choose to let it cook for a few seconds longer than mentioned below. I have said 5-10 seconds in the steps below, but you can leave it for up to 15 seconds for a darker caramel sauce. Be careful not to burn it though.
  5. I have used salted butter for this recipe. If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to get that slightly salty caramel taste.
How to make Caramel Sauce

Proper storage and shelf life.

You can store the caramel sauce in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. I use a squeezy bottle to store it. It makes it easier to store and pour like a store-bought bottle. Before use, heat the caramel sauce in the microwave for 20-30seconds on defrost setting or leave it at room temperature for 30min to make it runny again.

Yield: This recipe makes 225ml of salted caramel sauce.



    Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

    Have all the ingredients ready before starting.

    Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

    Heat up the sugar in a thick bottomed pot until the sugar has dissolved. Stir constantly and be careful not to burn it.

    Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

    Add the butter. When the butter has melted, wait 5-10 seconds and turn off the heat.

    Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

    Add the cream. The mixture will boil up, so again be careful!

    Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

    Mix until even.

    Homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

    Cool the caramel sauce down to room temperature before transferring to a squeezy bottle or airtight Tupperware for storage.

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