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Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce in Glass Jar on Gray Background

Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

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Learn how to make quick and easy homemade caramel sauce recipe from scratch, with simple ingredients. No candy thermometer needed. It's creamy and thick.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 933
Author Abeer Rizvi


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


  • 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.
  • Add warm heavy cream in the saucepan and mix thoroughly and let the mixture simmer for about 3 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add the butter, vanilla extract, salt and mix until smooth.
  • Serve warm with pancakes, waffles e.t.c and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. 


Calories: 933kcal | Carbohydrates: 135g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1331mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 133g | Vitamin A: 1640IU | Calcium: 52mg