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Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe- Perfect for ice cream!

This salted caramel sauce is a must-have for any dessert recipe! Made with only five ingredients and in under 10 minutes! 

Salted Caramel Sauce

I am a sucker for caramel. It makes everything better, in my opinion. This simple sauce, or caramel topping recipe, is a staple in any recipe box!

One thing I super love? This salted caramel sauce is made without cream! I opted for half and half which produced a smooth and creamy texture. You’ll never notice it is missing! Did I mention you only need five ingredients? Most of them are already in your refrigerator or pantry!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Ingredients:

  • Brown sugar
  • Half and half
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fleur De Sel or finishing salt

No half and half? No problem! You can substitute with heavy cream. 

I do want to mention one thing… This recipe gets flavor from the vanilla and butter. Make sure to use quality ingredients! None of the imitation versions. 

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

How to make caramel sauce:

  1. Combine brown sugar, half-and-half, and butter in a sauce pan. Cook on medium low heat, whisking the entire time, for 6 minutes or until it slightly thickens.
  2. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  3. Turn off the heat and let it cool slightly.

What to use salted caramel sauce on:

We use this on EVERYTHING. Well, within reason. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Brownies
  • Ice Cream
  • Donuts
  • Cake Filling
  • Cake Drizzle
  • Cookie Topping
  • Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Cheesecake

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

This salted caramel sauce is a must-have for any dessert recipe! Made with only five ingredients and in under 10 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel

Instructions

  1. Combine the brown sugar, half-and-half, and butter in a sauce pan. Cook on medium low heat, whisking the entire time, for 6 minutes or until it slightly thickens. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  2. Turn off the heat and let it cool slightly.

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Hala

Thursday 18th of December 2014

Hello. Can I use whipping cream instead of half and half? I can't find it where I live. Thank you.

Jesseca

Monday 22nd of December 2014

I have never tried it with whipping cream, so I can't say for sure, but I would assume the answer is yes.

the cape on the corner

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

what won't this be good on?! yum!

Emily

Monday 2nd of September 2013

Nom nom nom... this looks so good! I've always struggled with caramel sauce, as I frequently burn it. Any hints?

Jesseca

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

Practice. I have been really really bad at caramels, but this one is fairly easy.

Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

Monday 2nd of September 2013

I'm definitely pinning so I can make this for the next special occasion dinner I make! My dad recently had a salted caramel sundae, and he said "I think it could do without the salt."

I just looked at him. He clearly doesn't get it.

Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Clegg

Monday 2nd of September 2013

This looks yummy. I will be trying it. I have never heard of this store either. I may have to stop in there after our class with you.

Jesseca

Monday 2nd of September 2013

There is one pretty close. I'd be happy to make a trip over there with you! They have some great stuff.

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