Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce – Deliciously rich and indulgent homemade salted caramel sauce that only requires 5 ingredients to make!
Ever wanted to make your own caramel sauce at home? Well, today I bring you my mouth-watering Salted Caramel Sauce recipe. SO good.
This salted caramel sauce is super quick and easy to make, and only has 5 ingredients – water, sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Such few ingredients can make such an indulgent addition to dessert. You are going to want to drizzle this stuff on everything!
To make this Salted Caramel Sauce, simply add the water and sugar to a large saucepan over a medium heat. Allow the mixture to come to a rich, deep amber colour without stirring. You can swirl the pan a few times to make sure everything is even. Remove from the heat, then gradually pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour the caramel into a heat-proof jar, and you’re done!
Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
- 1/2 cup water 120ml
- 1 cup caster/granulated sugar 200g
- 1 cup heavy cream 240ml
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the water and sugar, and bring to the boil. Allow the mixture to come to a rich, deep amber colour without stirring. Instead, swirl the pan around occasionally to make sure the mixture caramelizes evenly.
Remove from the heat and gradually pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly until combined. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
- If you happen to have any lumps of sugar remaining, just put the mixture on a low heat, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the caramel into a heat-proof jar and allow to cool completely before using.
Caramel sauce will thicken as it cools, and when refrigerated. This caramel can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Warm the caramel up for a few seconds before use, as it would have firmed up in the fridge.
Avoid doubling or tripling this recipe. Make in batches instead.
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