Today, I want to share with you a simple but very tasty caramel recipe. Homemade caramel sauce goes well with any dessert, and paired with vanilla ice cream, it's delicious. If you add a little coarse salt during the preparation of caramel sauce, you will get the well-known - salted caramel.

By the way, heavy cream can be replaced not only with milk, but also with coconut or almond milk. Below I will leave a link to the coconut milk caramel recipe.


  • Sugar 100 gr.
  • Cream 33% 110 ml.
  • Butter 30 gr.

Caramel sauce at home recipe with photo

  • We bring the cream to the appearance of the first signs of boiling and immediately reduce the heat. It is important that the cream is hot but not boiling.
  • Pour the sugar into a heavy bottomed saucepan and place over medium heat. When the sugar begins to melt, gently stir with a spatula or whisk. When the sugar is completely dissolved and takes on a caramel color, remove it from the heat. It is important not to overheat the caramel, otherwise it will taste bitter.
    drowning sugar for caramel
  • Pour the hot cream into the melted sugar while stirring constantly. Be careful while pouring hot cream into sugar, it will boil strongly and may start to splatter.
  • Once you have mixed all the cream until smooth, add the butter cut into small cubes. Thoroughly and vigorously fold the butter into the caramel sauce.
    adding butter to caramel sauce
  • Caramel sauce is ready. Pour it into a jar and store in the refrigerator.
  • Bon Appetit!
  • Good to know

    • To make the caramel sauce thicker or thinner, simply reduce or add the amount of cream.
    • Regular sugar can be substituted for brown sugar.
    • To make salted caramel, it is better to use salted butter.

    Things to know (Q&A)

    What is caramel sauce made of?

    Homemade Caramel Sauce is EASY to make! Takes only 10 minutes, and all you need is sugar, butter, and cream . Spoon it over ice cream, swirl it into brownies, or add it to your morning coffee.

    What are the ingredients to caramel?

    Sugar, butter, and cream are the essence of making caramel, but I also add water, vanilla, and salt, which play important roles. What is this? Water helps the sugar dissolve, reduces the risk of burning, and heat more evenly. Salt turns caramel sauce into salted caramel, which is amazin

    How do you make caramel liquid?

    Add corn syrup, honey, or lemon juice to keep the sauce thin.

    1. Use lemon juice instead if you don't mind the citrus taste. Use ½ tablespoon (7.4 mL) of lemon juice per cup (236.6 mL) of sauce. ...
    2. The lemon juice should prevent your caramel from crystallizing, but it may alter the taste of your caramel.

    How do you store caramel sauce?

    Storage: Store Caramel Sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three weeks . Caramel is safe at room temperature on cakes, brownies or gifts for up to three days. Freeze: You can also freeze the sauce for up to 3 months.