Easy Caramel Sauce

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This easy Caramel Sauce is rich and amazing with no thermometer required! Drizzle this decadent treat on ice cream, cake or even apples!

Pouring Homemade Caramel Sauce into a glass jar

Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is one of my favorite things!  It’s perfect on pretty much any dessert and just has a totally decadent flavor.

This easy caramel sauce is actually simple to make… the key is making sure you get the mixture the right amber color before you add in the cream.  Just keep an eye on it because if it cooks too long you can get a bit of a burnt flavor… which I personally still love!  It will slightly bubble up when you add the cream so make sure you are using a large enough saucepan to allow some extra space.

Homemade Caramel Sauce dripping off a wooden spoon

Serve it on ice-cream, drizzle it over cake, stir it into hot milk or coffee…  or eat it with a spoon, I won’t tell!


Tools You’ll Need for This Recipe

* whisk * large saucepan * Karo (corn syrup) *

easy caramel sauce being poured into a jar from above
4.94 from 16 votes
Review Recipe

Simple Caramel Sauce

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly Nilsson
This easy Caramel Sauce is rich, easy & amazing with no thermometer required! Drizzle this decadent treat on ice cream, cake or even apples!


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn syrup Karo
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt

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  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup & water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Allow mixture to boil until the liquid reaches an amber color (approx. 15 minutes… but keep a close eye on it starting at about 10 minutes).
  • Once the mixture has reached a nice amber color, remove from heat. While stirring, slowly pour in cream. Stir in remaining ingredients and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 193, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 11mg, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 260IU, Calcium: 11mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Easy Caramel Sauce
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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