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 

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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72 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. Congrats on finding a house, Manali! I’m so excited for you! Salted caramel is the best. I could eat it with a spoon!

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

  4. Congratulations, Manali!! Such an exciting time for you and your husband!! And this sauce is speaking my language, dear! De-lish!!

  5. Congrats on finding a house with your dream kitchen! It makes a world of difference, especially when someone is in their kitchen as much as you are. 🙂 And salted caramel is my weakness — this looks divine, Manali!

  6. Hi Manali, great to hear you have a new home! Within a month or so w should be moving to our own house too so I know exactly how you feel. Your salted caramel shots are wonderful. You are right, this sauce is so special and it is possible to do so many recipes with it. I’ve never attempted to do my own, but now that you gave me the recipe it’s pinned to try later!

  7. TOh my goodness I need a big spoonful of this now over some ice cream! Your pictures are amazing!

  8. Manila this looks amazing! I love home made Caramel sauce and I could drink this by the glass. 🙂 PS Congrats on the new house!! Yay!! Your going to love love love the extra space. You’ll feel like you can breath! And how fun your parents coming out to visit. It’s gonna be one fun summer for you! Pinned!

  9. YAY that you finally found your perfect house! We need to see pictures of the kitchen asap! And this caramel sauce? Oh gosh, just hand me a spoon and I think I’m set! Totally swooning over how perfect it looks!

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

  11. AHHHH that is SOO exciting Manali! I am so happy for you! There is nothing better than moving from an apartment to your own house! The kitchen sounds amazing. I hope you will be posting pictures 😉
    And salted caramel is like liquid gold to me. I could drink the stuff!
    Loving this recipe! Always a good one to have on hand.
    Pinned!

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

  12. Congrats on finding a new house Manali! That’s so exciting! Salted caramel is so good on everything – the homemade kind is what first made me enjoy caramel, I never really cared for it before making it myself!

  13. CONGRATS on the new house Manali!!! I’m really excited for you. By any chance are you moving closer to me (fingers crossed)? Oh, and this caramel sauce looks amazing – caramel is like one of my favorite things ever.

  14. 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!!!!! 🙂

  15. Salted caramel is seriously the best, you can use it on so many different things! This looks like the perfect consistency and beautiful pictures too 🙂

  16. 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..

  17. Congrats on finalizing home, Manali! I’m so excited for you! Certainly, for bloggers, a huge kitchen is great BONUS!! Have great time and I’m sure such busy days are NOT for complaining, only for enjoying 🙂 PS: Caramel looks finger-licking good! yumm!

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

  19. So happy for you Manali! Congrats on the house! I love the sauce, but I’m always too scared to make caramel at home. Need to try it!

    1. 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!

  20. Oh salted caramel sauce is my weakness, Manali! I wish I could just take my spoon and dive right into this! Looks so decadent and delicious!

  21. Aaw yay! Congrats on finding a house, Manali! So excited and happy for you guys! You will have so much fun decorating and cooking in your new kitchen 🙂 Love this salted caramel sauce! It looks perfect!

  22. Congrats on your house. A huge kitchen is SO exciting! You will use it well, I know!
    Salted caramel sauce is a favorite of mine. Yours looks perfect!

  23. Manali, congratulations on your new house! That’s so exciting! Caramel sauce is one of my favorites and your pics make me want a caramel ice cream sundae right now!

  24. That’s great news Manali. Many congratulations on your new house! Summers are so much FUN indeed. Have lovely time with family. And this sauce looks divine! 🙂

  25. i know nothing beats big huge kitchen,…so happy for your move .
    Also, i know homemade caramel sauce is sooooo good, but i tried once and then burnt my hand……as we say is history 😉
    So even though i love caramel, i guess i will be buying from the market…u know dudh ka jala chaas ko bhi fuk fuk k pita h 😉
    btw This looks lip-smacking, beautiful and yummy:)

    1. 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

  26. Congrats on finding the house!!! so happy for you. . and wow, you will have so much more space now!!! Celebrate and eat all the salted caramel sauce!!!! woot woot!!!

  27. Congratulations on the new house!! And OMG, this salted caramel sauce. I absolutely love it!

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