Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Homemade caramel sauce is so simple, you'll never want store-bought again! Easy 1-step, 5-ingredient salted caramel sauce recipe.
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter *
- 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
- 1/2 cup half and half or use equal parts heavy cream and milk
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a small/medium saucepan and simmer over low heat, whisking constantly or until thickened and no longer watery (6-9 min). Keep in mind it thickens more as it cools. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. You can re-warm it slightly to make it more drizzle-able.
*If using salted butter, reduce salt to 1/2 tsp or add it to taste.