Caramel Sauce

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
How to make easy Homemade Caramel Sauce that is delicious drizzled over ice cream for a sundae, put in your morning coffee, over cakes, cheesecakes, over these Pumpkin Cheesecake Crumb Bars, and Caramel Dutch Apple Pie.. You really can't go wrong wherever you use your Caramel Sauce. 

Homemade Caramel Sauce being drizzled over a chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This Caramel Sauce recipe has been long over due for a few updated pictures. 

I still haven't perfected the perfect drizzle caramel drizzle for a photo, but it's an ongoing work in progress.

We are total Caramel Sauce addicts in our house, Colt thinks he needs to live on the stuff.

Can I blame him? Heck no, it's my all time favorite treat too and who doesn't like a little caramel sauce drizzled in their morning coffee, it's better than Starbucks. His drink to make at home using Caramel Sauce is a Snickers Iced Coffee.

We also love it in brownies like these Fudge Brownies with Caramel Swirl and of course drizzled over yesterdays Hawaiian Host Dark Chocolate AlohaMac Brownies .

Mmmm and in or on top of ice cream like Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl it totally speaks my love language! 

Here's how I make this easy Caramel Sauce Recipe:

Homemade Caramel Sauce is a glass measuring cup.

Caramel sauce..This stuff is dangerous! Beware! I made this to make fudge brownies with caramel swirl to bring over to a friends house for a game night. 

We had such a good time playing games and eating all sorts of tasty goodies.. 

This sauce is pure deliciousness over ice cream, in your morning coffee (hello caramel macchiato), scooped straight in to your mouth   and just about anything else your heart desires..

Sugar, Corn Syrup and Water in a stainless steel sauce pan to make Caramel Sauce.

To a medium/large sauce pan add:

• 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
• 1/4 cup Corn Syrup
• 1/2 cup Water

A stainless steel pot with the sugar mixture in it starting to caramelize.

Heat over medium-high heat until until sugar mixture turns medium brown caramel colored. DO NOT STIR PAN. 

If needed swirl pan lightly.

Hot Cream, Butter and Salt in a stainless steel saucepan.

In a small sauce pan heat:

• 1 cup Heavy Cream
• 5 tablespoons Butter
• 3/4 teaspoon Salt 

Over medium heat until butter melts over medium heat.

Heavy Cream mixture being stirred into caramelized sugar in a stainless steel saucepan to make Caramel Sauce.

Once sugar mixture reaches a medium brown color add cream mixture while stirring. Mixture will bubble up rapidly so be careful! 

A thermometer in the side of a stainless steel saucepan resting in caramel sauce.

Cook mixture over medium heat until mixture reaches 225 degrees. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Pour into a heat safe storage container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

Heat up desired amount on the stove as needed.

Caramel Sauce, Homemade Caramel Sauce, Caramel Sauce Recipe, Caramel Sauce Homemade, How To Make Caramel Sauce, Caramel Sauce Easy, Caramel To Dip Apples,
Dessert, Caramel Sauce, Recipe
Yield: 36
Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

How to make easy Homemade Caramel Sauce that is delicious drizzled over all your favorite things!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup (I used non high-fructose)
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 5 tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. In a medium-large sauce pan add sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat over medium-high heat until caramel becomes a medium brown caramel color. DO NOT STIR THE SUGAR MIXTURE. If needed you can swirl the pan lightly or move the pan on the burner to heat the areas that aren't as hot.
  2. In a small pan add heavy cream, butter and sea salt. Heat over medium heat until butter melts.
  3. Once sugar mixture become medium brown color add the cream mixture while stirring. The caramel mixture will bubble up. Continue to stir until mixture reaches 225 degrees on a candy thermometer. About 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat add vanilla and stir well.
  5. Allow caramel sauce to cool for 5 minutes and then pour into a heat proof storage container until ready to use. Store in the refrigerator. Heat up desired amount on stove top when ready to use.

Nutrition Facts





Sat. Fat






Net carbs










The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or metric conversion tool.

Did you make this recipe?
Tag @serenabakessimplyfromscratch on instagram and hashtag it # SerenaBakesSimplyFromScratch
Caramel Sauce being drizzled over vanilla ice cream on a brownie.
Top photo is Caramel Sauce being drizzled over ice cream on a brownie and the bottom photo is of a down shot of a white plate with a brownie topped with ice cream and Caramel Sauce drizzled all over.


Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch Copyright © 2011-2023 All Rights Reserved. Powered by Blogger.