This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce needs only 4 Ingredients. Make your own caramel sauce for ice cream, cakes, pies, popcorn, apples, or whatever you like. Nothing artificial; just pure goodness.
Homemade Salted Caramel
Some people are natural caramel lovers. They were born with an affection for all things caramel.
I’m not one of those people. I never cared much for caramel sauce on anything.
Until I tried it DIY style. It’s a complete game changer, I promise. This will open up a whole new world for those who don’t typically like caramel sauce.
I’ve played around with various caramel sauces through the years, including the one we use on this Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake.
I’ve also made countless batches of yummy caramel popcorn that I always give away so we don’t gobble it all up ourselves in one sitting.
Everything is better with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce: ice cream, cake, pie, popcorn, apples… you name it. Whatever you want, this caramel sauce has you covered.
How to Make Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce:
It’s super easy to make, but it definitely helps to watch this video before starting up. 👆🏽
4 Ingredients Only
You only need four things. You probably already have these 4 things in your kitchen right now.
Sugar. Butter. Cream. Salt.
Flaky sea salt is best here, but you can use coarse kosher salt in a pinch.
A candy thermometer or other kitchen thermometer will be important, too. If you’ve never worked with one before, it’s super easy.
The whole thing comes together rather quickly, so before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful jar of Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. For yourself or for gifting. These are ridiculously awesome food gifts that keep really well in the fridge.
Way better than anything store bought
This salted caramel sauce is irresistible. So irresistible that you’ll be tempted to taste it immediately.
But don’t. You’ll burn your tongue and then your taste buds will be mad at you.
Let the golden, delicious-smelling caramel sauce cool to lukewarm before tasting. [Tip: do this in private or all your peeps will come bugging you for a spoonful.]
Drizzle it over whatever your tummy desires. Jar the rest and chill until next time.
This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce needs only 4 Ingredients. Make your own caramel sauce for ice cream, cakes, pies, popcorn, apples…let your imagination soar. Nothing artificial; just pure goodness.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 TB unsalted butter, sliced into 1-inch pieces and softened
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp flaky sea salt
- In a heavy saucepan, place sugar in an even layer. Heat sugar over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Once it starts melting, whisk continuously as it cooks until all the clumps are melted down.
- Turn heat to medium. Insert candy thermometer into the melted sugar and continue stirring until liquid turns red-brown in color. The minute your thermometer reaches 350F, carefully add all the butter — caramel may bubble up, so be careful.
- Continue to whisk until fully melted. Once mixture is smooth, immediately, remove pan from heat. Carefully pour in the cream and whisk until a smooth thick sauce forms. Whisk in the flaky salt. Let sauce cool to almost-room temp before drizzling over dessert. Store leftover sauce in airtight glass container in fridge for future use.
If you can’t find flaky sea salt, you can use coarse kosher salt in a pinch.
Caramel sauce can be kept in an airtight glass jar in fridge for up to a month. Great for gift-giving, too.
Chilled caramel sauce may need slight reheating in microwave before drizzling.
For Your Sweet Tooth: