A quick and easy recipe for homemade salted caramel sauce. Drizzle over your ice cream, add to frostings, swirl into brownies or cheesecakes – options are endless.
This recipe makes 1 cup of caramel sauce.
200g sugar (1 cup)
120ml heavy cream (1/2 cup)
80g unsalted butter (about 6 tbsp)
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt (preferably flaky sea salt)
1. In a heavy bottom saucepan, add the sugar and water. Over low/medium heat, heat up the sugar. You can stir the sugar a little till it dissolves; after that DO NOT STIR.
2. Sugar will bubble and start turning golden amber colour. You can swirl the pan a little if it’s not browning evenly. Occasionally, brush the sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystallization. It is very important that you keep a close eye as the caramel can go from amber to burnt in a matter of seconds!
3. As soon as you get the colour, switch off the flame and add the butter. Mix it well till it melts completely. Be careful as the caramel may bubble and release a lot of steam.
4. Slowly pour the cream. The mixture will again bubble up so be careful :). Whisk it well till it dissolves properly and you get a smooth sauce. Add salt and vanilla and mix well.
5. Let it cool completely before using in any recipe. Transfer it to a glass jar and store it in the fridge for up to a month.