Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Homemade sweet and creamy caramel sauce

This homemade caramel sauce recipe is rich and creamy and very easy to make.

You only need 3 ingredients to make this caramel sauce, and it only takes around 15 minutes to make.

How to make homemade caramel sauce

white sugar for caramel sauce

Add your sugar to a heavy base saucepan and place on a low heat.

White sugar for caramel sauce

Stir until sugar has dissolved. It will take about 5-10 minutes for the sugar lumps to dissolve once they are all melted it will not take long for the sugar to turn a dark amber colour.

The Sugar will clump together to start with but as it heats it will melt to a liquid and start to caramelize, you want your sugar to go a dark amber colour. Be careful not to burn your sugar, once it starts to change colour keep a close eye on it.

Caramelize sugar

Once your sugar is a lovely dark amber colour take it off the heat.

Caramelize sugar and cream

Slowly add the cream a little at a time, as you add the cream it will bubble up so make sure you are using a saucepan that is big enough to allow for this.

melting butter in caramel sauce

Once you have mixed in all the cream add the butter and stir until it has all melted.

caramel sauce

Now your caramel sauce is all ready to use.

Caramel sauce

Let cool a little before pouring into a glass jar or container

The caramel sauce will thicken as it cools.

This recipe makes just under 1 cup of caramel sauce.

If you are after more, you can double this recipe.

Warning once you start eating this sauce you want be able to stop so it is best to have just a small amount on hand. Sometimes I half this recipe so I do not have any leftovers, because I know that if there are any leftovers, I will eat it all.

homemade caramel sauce

How to store caramel sauce

If by some chance you do not eat all this caramel sauce as soon as it is made store in the fridge.

Store this caramel sauce in the fridge in a glass jar or container for up to 4 weeks

The caramel sauce will thicken as it cool. Heat in the microwave or a saucepan to get it back to a runny consistence.


You can also keep this caramel sauce in the freezer. Just make sure to put in a freezer safe container first. Store for up to 3 mouths in freezer

What to make with this homemade caramel sauce?

This caramel sauce has endless possibility some of my favourite ways to use caramel sauce are –Drizzled on ice cream or a caramel swirl cheesecake and just the other day my children and I had a go at making homemade caramel filled chocolate Easter eggs.

How about trying a caramel latte, add a tablespoon to your favourite coffee and you have a café style coffee without leaving the house or maybe a hot milk caramel or a caramel shake for the kids.

Let me know in the comments what is your favourite way to use caramel sauce.

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Caramel Sauce

Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Caramel, Caramelize sugar, dessert, Sauce, sweet


  • 1 cup sugar white granulated
  • cup cream
  • 50 grams butter salted


  • Heat sugar in a heavy base saucepan. Once sugar starts to melt stir until sugar has all dissolves.
  • When sugar has all dissolved let it lightly boil away until it turns an amber colour.
  • Take off heat and add cream a little at a time. It will start to bubble up as you add the cream.
  • Add butter and stir until butter is all melted.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes before using.

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