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homemade caramel sauce made with three ingredients

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Homemade Caramel Sauce is made with only three simple ingredients and is better than anything that you can buy at the store! Make a batch to drizzle over ice cream, cheesecake and more!
5 from 7 votes


For the caramel sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • To make the caramel sauce, heat sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. The sugar will start to clump and then melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn. Once sugar is melted add the butter. Be careful because the caramel will bubble when the butter is added. Stir the butter into the caramel until melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Very slowly, pour heavy cream into caramel while stirring. Be careful because the mixture will rapidly bubble and/or splatter when heavy cream is added. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils. Remove from heat and allow to cool.


  • Store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 11mg, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 480IU, Calcium: 12mg
Course: Spices, Sauces, and Seasonings
Cuisine: American
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