Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

As most people do, I sometimes have difficulty restraining myself when it comes to eating certain foods.

Caramel is one of those things.

I distinctly remember the shock and horror when I discovered that caramel was basically nothing more than sugar…

Well, sugar with sometimes butter or cream added to it (does that make it better or worse?!?! I really don’t know).

Caramel is certainly an indulgent food that must be enjoyed in moderation…most of the time.

I usually keep a bottle of this stuff in the fridge so I can make my own caramel macchiatos at home, or add a little caramel sauce to my ice cream.

Here’s a video on how to make it:


Homemade Caramel Sauce


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, combine the sugar and water, and stir (from here on out, no more stirring, only swirling). Cook the mixture over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to medium high, and cook until it turns amber colored. Add in the butter and wait a few seconds for that to melt and stop sputtering.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the heavy cream and vanilla extract. It will bubble up violently but will calm down within 5 to 10 seconds. Let the caramel sauce cool, then transfer to a container.
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