Classic Caramel Sauce Recipe

Classic Caramel Sauce Recipe

How To Make Classic Caramel Sauce

Learn how to make basic and classic caramel sauce with our recipe. It doesn’t require any complex ingredients and you’re free to tweak to your liking!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • cupwater
  • cupswhite sugar
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • cupsheavy cream
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 1pinchsalt


  1. Bring the water, sugar, and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not stir the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved in the water.

  2. Cook uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the caramel has turned golden brown.

  3. Carefully pour in a slow, steady stream of cream into the caramel while stirring constantly. The hot caramel will boil vigorously when the cream is added and solidify in areas.

  4. Add the vanilla extract and salt.

  5. Continue stirring over low heat for 5 to 10 more minutes until the caramel is smooth and creamy.

  6. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.

  7. Serve over ice creams, cakes, or other desired desserts, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1198.53kcal
  • Fat: 66.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 41.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 154.26g
  • Sugar: 153.99g
  • Protein: 3.17g
  • Cholesterol: 234.32mg
  • Sodium: 134.94mg
  • Calcium: 102.94mg
  • Potassium: 119.54mg
  • Iron: 0.12mg
  • Vitamin A: 708.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.89mg
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