Favorite Caramel Sauce Recipe

Favorite Caramel Sauce Recipe

How To Make Caramel Sauce

If you love those caramels that you had as a kid, why not learn how to make them. Caramel sauce are great in ice cream, oatmeal, and even fruits, too.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1cupgranulated sugar,200 g
  • ¼cupwater,85 ml, plus 2 tbsp
  • ¼cupsalted butter,56 g, diced into 1 tbsp pieces
  • ½cupheavy cream,120 ml
  • ½tspfine sea salt,or more to taste


  1. Gather all of your ingredients and have them nearby ready to add to the mixture as needed. 

  2. In a heavy-bottomed 2-3 quart saucepan (something that isn’t dark on bottom so you can see the shade of caramel), heat sugar, salt and water over medium-high heat whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. 

  3. Once mixture reaches a boil, stop whisking and allow mixture to boil until it reaches a dark amber color, carefully swirling pan occasionally.

  4. Once mixture reaches a dark amber color, immediately add butter and whisk until butter has melted then immediately remove from heat. 

  5. Carefully pour in cream and immediately whisk with a long handled whisk to combine (it will bubble vigorously). Whisk until mixture is smooth. 

  6. Pour caramel into a glass jar to cool. Once cool, store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

  7. Caramel sauce will be thicker once cooled to room temperature and much thicker once chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • When cooking the caramel, it will first bubble vigorously and steam and it will be a clear shade, then bubbling will continue but the bubbles will become smaller and slower and it will slowly tint yellowish, then orangish, then a deep reddish orange and that is what you are looking for. 


  • Calories: 159.14kcal
  • Fat: 9.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.33g
  • Sugar: 20.30g
  • Protein: 0.29g
  • Cholesterol: 28.50mg
  • Sodium: 101.16mg
  • Calcium: 9.51mg
  • Potassium: 10.70mg
  • Iron: 0.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.07mg
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