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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade caramel sauce is easy to make and tastes a thousand times better than store-bought. It only takes 15 minutes to make with just 5 simple ingredients.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp. salt*


  • Grease the sides of a large pot with oil or spray with non-stick spray.
  • Over medium-low heat, dissolve the sugar in the water, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the water is clear.
  • Stop stirring completely and increase the heat to medium. Let the sugar boil until it turns a dark amber color. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in the heavy cream. Whisk constantly. The caramel will boil violently at first and then settle after a few seconds.
  • Return to the stove and whisk in butter and salt over low heat until melted and the caramel sauce is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. The more the sauce cools the thicker it will get.


*For salted caramel sauce use 1 tsp. salt or sea salt
Store caramel sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 month. 


Calories: 350kcal
Keyword caramel, caramel sauce, homemade caramel, salted caramel sauce
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