5 from 1 vote
Just four ingredients, ten minutes, and no thermometer needed. This luscious but also ridiculously easy homemade salted caramel sauce is perfect for topping ice cream, pies, brownies, cookies, cheesecakes, and pretty much whatever else you can think of!
Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Just four ingredients, ten minutes, and no thermometer needed.  This luscious but also ridiculously easy homemade salted caramel sauce is perfect for topping ice cream, pies, brownies, cookies, cheesecakes, and pretty much whatever else you can think of!

Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula while it melts. At first the sugar will start to clump together, then it will eventually melt into a light amber-colored liquid. Make sure the heat isn't too high and keep stirring until completely melted so that it doesn't burn.
  2. As soon as the sugar is completely melted, stir in the butter until it is completely melted, about 2-3 minutes. The caramel will bubble up when you add in the butter, so be careful.
  3. Slowly drizzle the heavy cream into the caramel, stirring continuously. It will bubble and sputter again. Once it is combined, let the caramel boil for 1 minute without stirring, then remove from heat and stir in the salt.
  4. Let the caramel cool before serving. It will thicken as it cools. Keeps for 2 weeks in the refrigerator, just microwave it for 30 seconds or so to warm it up before using.
Recipe Notes

Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 495mg 21%
Potassium 14mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugars 33g
Vitamin A 12.8%
Calcium 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.