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Easy Salted Caramel Sauce. Perfect with pretzels, apple slices, or drizzled on pancakes, cakes & ice cream - making this delicious caramel sauce only takes minutes.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Learn to make your own salted caramel sauce from scratch. Perfect on ice cream or with tart apples - it's easy to make your own caramel sauce at home
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 149kcal


  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into 8 pieces
  • ¾ cup heavy cream 30% - 40% milk fat
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • In a medium sized, heavy bottom sauce pan heat the sugar on medium to medium-high heat while stirring with a heat-proof wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Allow the sugar to first form clumps then turn into a thick amber sauce with no sugar clumps remaining.
  • Add the cut up butter while stirring, allowing the mixture to boil while the butter melts and combines with the sugar. Once combined, slowly pour in the cream. The mixture will bubble up - carefully stir the sauce as it boils for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt until combined. Allow to cool before using.


Calories: 149kcal