Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

homemade caramel sauce

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

Once you discover how frugalicious and fast it is to make your own caramel sauce, you'll never buy the stuff in the jar again. Drizzle it on ice cream, pecan pie a la mode or any dessert that needs a pop of caramel! I'm warning you, this stuff is so good you just might eat it with a spoon!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Put all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Boil 3 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly.
  5. If you're not using immediately, store in the refrigerator and warm in the microwave.
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11 years ago

I’ve never made it myself but this sounds too simple not to try! I’ll be putting it on everything!

Perspective Parenting
11 years ago

Wow! I’m embarrassed to say I would have never known the first thing of making caramel, but this sounds so easy even a novice like myself could do it. Thank you so much for sharing!

Rebel Sweetheart
11 years ago

Yum, yum! I’m gonna try this out over the weekend. 🙂

The Detox Diva
11 years ago

5 stars
Love the recipe! We NEVER buy caramel out of a jar and use dark muscovado as the base and it always works a treat!

11 years ago

4 stars
Awesome post, I will be bookmarking this to use! Thanks for sharing!

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