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How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Learn how to make quick and easy homemade caramel sauce recipe from scratch, using sugar, heavy cream, butter and no thermometer. It's creamy and thick. 

Servings: 1 Cups
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 933 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream Warm
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract Optional
  • 3/4 tsp Salt Optional


  1. In a non-stick saucepan, add sugar and water and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes until the mixture is bubbling and becomes golden brown and sugar is fully dissolved.

  2. Add warm heavy cream in the saucepan and mix thoroughly and let the mixture simmer for about 3 minutes. 

  3. Remove from heat and add the butter, vanilla extract, salt and mix until smooth.

  4. Serve warm with pancakes, waffles e.t.c and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 933 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 1331mg55%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 135g45%
Sugar 133g148%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1640IU33%
Calcium 52mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.