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Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe on TastesBetterFromScratch.com
Homemade Caramel Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Easy and delicious Homemade Caramel Sauce that takes 5 minutes to make and it's perfectly smooth and creamy!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 10
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar , firmly packed
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 - 3/4 cups evaporated milk
  1. Add butter, brown sugar, water, and salt to medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the butter melts. 

  2. Once the butter has melted bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir until smooth. Add more evaporated milk if you'd like a thinner consistency. 

  4. To store, pour mixture into a mason jar and refrigerate for up to a week. Re-warm it in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
  5. Serve this over ice cream, apple crisp, or with caramel filled chocolate cupcakes!

Recipe Notes

This makes about 2 cups of caramel sauce

Recipe from Food.com

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Sugars 32g
Vitamin A 8.5%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.