Add a salty-sweet flavor to ice cream, oatmeal, toast, and more with this easy salted caramel sauce recipe.
If you love caramel sauce as much as I do, you are going to LOVE learning how to make salted caramel sauce from scratch!
This quick and easy salted caramel sauce comes together in just a few minutes and it requires 4 simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now! This recipe also doesn’t require the use of a candy thermometer – just a saucepan over the stove is all you’ll need!
It’s a uniquely sweet and salty sauce that is great on ice cream and other desserts or even added to a drink. Here is how to make it –
How to Make Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the sugar until it melts and becomes an amber color. You can swirl the pan as needed, but do not stir it.
Add the butter and salt and whisk to combine until you see the butter melt and begin to bubble.
Add the heavy whipping cream to the sugar mixture and stir until smooth.
Let the caramel cool slightly and then place in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Get ready for your taste buds to fall in LOVE!
It is easiest to serve this sauce when at room temp or heated for several seconds in the microwave. Spoon or pour this homemade caramel sauce over brownies, ice cream, cupcakes, etc.
One of my favorite ways to use this sauce is in a rice pudding parfait. It is a decadent treat that is served in individual jars that are perfect for a baby shower or girl’s night out.
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- In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the sugar until it melts and becomes an amber color. You can swirl the pan as needed, but do not stir it.
- Add the butter and salt and whisk to combine until the butter is melted and begins to bubble.
- Add the cream and stir until smooth.
- Let the caramel cool slightly and then refrigerate until ready to use.