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5 from 2 votes

Salted Caramel Sauce

Enjoy this sweet and salty caramel sauce over ice cream, brownies, or in your favorite recipe!


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 TBS butter (softened and cut into 6 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Measure out all your ingredients and set them aside, so that you are ready to use them when you need them.
  • Add your white sugar to a medium sized sauce pan and heat over medium heat on your stove top.
  • Stir constantly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Sugar will form into little clumps and then will eventually melt into an amber colored liquid. Keep stirring.
  • Once the sugar is completely melted, add in your butter pieces. Stir the butter into the caramel, until its completely melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Very slowly, while stirring, pour in your heavy cream. It will steam a little, and may splatter a little so be careful. Allow the mixture to boil for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and pour in your salt and vanilla.
  • Pour into a glass jar and allow to cool completely before using, or placing in the refrigerator to serve later. Keep covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Warm the caramel for about 30 seconds in the microwave and stir, when ready to use.