Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Make your own Caramel Macchiatos, or drizzle on Autumn Apple Cake and vanilla ice cream.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Condiments, Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 192 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 tbsp butter cut in pieces
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • In a heavy bottom sauce pan on medium heat, combine the sugar and water
  • Cook whisking frequently until sugar is dissolved and the mixture turns clear and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes
  • At this point stop whisking. Just gently swirl the sauce pan on the burner until the liquid turns amber, about 15 minutes. Do not walk away from the pot.
  • Once it has reached an amber color, remove from heat and carefully add the butter. The liquid may splatter.
  • Slowly add the cream, vanilla, and salt.
  • Place back on the warm burner for 2-3 minutes.
  • While the caramel is warm, strain into a glass bowl. This will remove any crystalized bits of sugar.
  • When the caramel is cool, store in a glass jar.
  • This recipe make about 1¼ cups caramel.
    Use 1-2 table spoons of caramel sauce in your favorite coffee.
    Store in the fridge.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 437IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword Caramel
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