We recently made some delicious Homemade Caramel Sauce for a family get together that turned out so yummy! We served it over some Banana Splits and Ice Cream, which is always a good idea. I got this recipe from my friend Michelle and will be adding it to our Family Recipe Book!
I have never made Homemade Caramel Sauce and have always just used the store bought caramel. I am not sure why I haven’t ever given it a try as I usually like to make things at home. It is so easy to make and just takes a few minutes and a few ingredients.
Just make sure when you make this to use a larger saucepan, as the caramel can bubble up quite a bit when you are making it and you don’t want your pan to be too small or the caramel will bubble over the sides of the pan.
Homemade Caramel Sauce
2 cups sugar
12 tablespoons butter (unsalted), room temperature, cubed
1 cup heavy cream,
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-3 teaspoons sea salt (optional, for salted caramel sauce)
- In a medium-large sauce pan, stir the sugar over medium-high heat until melted. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.
- Once sugar is melted, and right as the sugar turns amber in color, add the butter and whisk vigorously. It will bubble up a lot but this is normal, just keep whisking until all the butter has melted.
- Remove pan from heat and slowly pour in the cream while whisking vigorously. Mixture will bubble again. Be sure to continue whisking until fully mixed in.
- Immediately whisk in the vanilla and the sea salt (if making salted caramel sauce).
- Set the sauce aside and allow to cool for 15 minutes, then pour into a glass jar to cool completely.
- Store the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.
- To reuse, simply heat the sauce pack up in a sauce pan over low heat or in the microwave at 5-10 second intervals, stirring in between each session.
Makes about 2 cups.
Serve it over some ice cream or sliced apples. You can use it for dipping or as a caramel sauce. If the caramel hardens, or to re-use it, simply melt it again on the stove top (on low heat) or in the microwave in 5-10 second intervals.
This is also a fun gift to give! Pour it into a pretty jar and glue some of these FREE Printable labels on the jar! To download the Printable Labels simply click on the link below.
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