Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce makes the most amazing topping for ice creams, brownies & much more!

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Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

The weather is warming up and we are getting lots of sunshine! yay! I am so thrilled and what adds to the enthusiasm is that we have found our own house! Yes, it took us some time but we finally found “the one” for us! My biggest criteria was that it should have a big kitchen and this one has a HUGE kitchen, like really huge and I can’t wait to move in. From 1 bedroom apartment to 2500 sq ft house, it’s definitely going to be a huge transformation. We will be moving mid-June and so things might be a little slow around here during that time. Also my parents are visiting us from India and they will be staying for a month. It’s going to be a super busy summer but I am not complaining!  🙂

Summer means more refreshing drinks and lots of ice cream. One of my favorite ice cream topping is salted caramel sauce. To be honest, I love all things salted caramel. Isn’t it a magical sauce? I sure think it is. The buttery goodness with the salty bits is definitely an irresistible combination. Whenever I make it, I find it hard to not eat the entire jar with a spoon!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted caramel is such a versatile sauce. Whatever you add it to becomes kind of special. Ice creams, brownies, cupcakes they all taste extra delicious when there’s some salted caramel involved. The experts say that to make the best salted caramel sauce one must use “fleur de sel”, which is the French sea salt. If you have it great, if you don’t (like me!) use any other sea salt, the Himalayan pink sea salt also works well. And if you don’t have sea salt, use regular salt, it is okay. You might not get the most amazing salted caramel but you will still get a very good sauce.

Salted Caramel Sauce

I used salted butter for this recipe. Most people prefer using unsalted butter however I am kind of partial to salted butter at times like in this chocolate cake frosting. Yes I love using salted butter in my frosting and also in this sauce. If you aren’t a fan, use unsalted butter and then add probably 2-3 teaspoons of salt in the end.

 

Method

Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium-high heat and add sugar to it.

Keep stirring, at first nothing will happen and then the sugar will begin to clump.

Keep stirring and all the sugar will will finally clump up and then begin to melt.

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All the sugar will melt, keep stirring till it reaches a deep amber color. At this point add the salted butter. Remember to cut the butter into cubes before you add it to the pan, mixes easily that way.

Keep whisking til all the butter melts. Remove pan from heat and add in the heavy cream. The sauce will bubble up, whisk till combined.

Add the salt and mix. Let the sauce cool down for 20 minutes and then transfer it to another container.

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Cover the sauce and keep it refrigerated, it should stay good for more than 3 weeks. Reheat the sauce before using.

Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

* Always be very careful while making salted caramel sauce. I have burnt my fingers a number of times and it’s no fun.

* Always have all your ingredients ready to go before you start making the salted caramel sauce. Cut the butter into cubes, measure the cream and salt and keep everything ready before you start. Once the sugar melts, there isn’t much time between caramelizing and burning so you can’t do things in between.

* Choose a tall and heavy bottom pan to make this sauce. When you add butter and cream, the sauce bubbles up and if your pan isn’t tall enough, the sauce might overflow and you might burn yourself.

Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

Salted Caramel Sauce

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Servings: 2 cups
Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce makes the most amazing topping for ice creams, brownies & much more!

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Have everything ready before you start making the sauce. Once the sugar starts melting, things happen very quickly, so have everything ready to go.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium-high heat and add sugar to it.
  • Keep stirring, at first nothing will happen and then the sugar will begin to clump.
  • Keep stirring and all the sugar will will finally clump up and then begin to melt.
  • All the sugar will melt, keep stirring till it reaches a deep amber color. At this point add the salted butter. Remember to cut the butter into cubes before you add it to the pan, mixes easily that way.
  • Keep whisking til all the butter melts.
  • Remove pan from heat and add in the heavy cream. The sauce will bubble up, whisk till combined.
  • Add the salt and mix.
  • Let the sauce cool down for 20 minutes and then transfer it to another container.
  • All the sugar will melt, keep stirring till it reaches a deep amber color. At this point add the salted butter. Remember to cut the butter into cubes before you add it to the pan, mixes easily that way.
  • Keep whisking til all the butter melts. Remove pan from heat and add in the heavy cream. The sauce will bubble up, whisk till combined.
  • Add the salt and mix. Let the sauce cool down for 20 minutes and then transfer it to another container.
  • Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe-Step-2
  • Cover the sauce and keep it refrigerated, it should stay good for more than 3 weeks.
  • Reheat the sauce before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 1786kcal, Carbohydrates: 203g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 112g, Saturated Fat: 70g, Cholesterol: 343mg, Sodium: 1519mg, Potassium: 109mg, Sugar: 199g, Vitamin A: 3850IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 98mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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46 Comments

  1. I am a newer convert to the whole “salted carmel” craze, this is a great basic you have here and I am going to pin it!

  2. Salted caramel is my favorite topping for ice cream! It looks so delicious Manali! And congrats about the house by the way 🙂 It’s really exciting!

  3. Thanks Jen! I can’t wait to move in! and I share your sentiments when it comes to salted caramel 😉

  4. Thanks Mariah! I can’t wait and yes I will definitely be posting picture of the kitchen!! 🙂 haha I could drink this stuff too!

  5. I LOVE salted caramel! This looks absolutely perfect – your pictures are stunning, Manali! 😀

  6. Congratulations on finding your dream house Manali, that is SO exciting!!! Your kitchen sounds dreamy! As does this amazing salted caramel sauce…..I would put it on EVERYTHING!!!!! 🙂

  7. Wow Manali.. Heartiest wishes for your new home.. Your kitchen sounds really interesting, would love to have a peek into it someday.. 😉

    And what do I say about your Sauce.. One look at your pictures and I want it the next min. Simply amazing..

  8. Thanks Mira! 🙂 Oh yes I have burnt myself quite a lot in making caramel sauce at home, it’s a risky business for sure. Be extra careful and you will be fine!

  9. Congratulations Manali, Very happy for you dear. Loved the way you have presented this salted caramel sauce, It looks perfect!

  10. Thanks Shweta 🙂 I can’t wait to cook in the new kitchen! Aww that’s too bad..I know yaar..I have burnt myself so many times and caramel is so bloody hot that the burn is always really bad.. you can try again but be like super careful, maybe you can wear gloves like my husband suggests me to! lol

  11. Not a big fan of caramel but the idea of salted caramel and your photographs makes me want to try this one! Looks Yummy!