Hi everyone! It’s Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron!
Homemade salted caramel sauce is one of my family’s favorite things to make from scratch. It’s so much cheaper if you make it yourself, and you can completely control the amount of salt in the sauce and ultimately the flavor when it’s homemade.
Once you’ve made a batch, you can always have it on hand to use to top all of your favorites desserts – on top of ice cream, in a milkshake, over a plain chocolate cake…there are so many options!
This salted caramel sauce is so simple to make and includes very easy ingredients. There aren’t too many steps, but if you follow them exactly, you’ll have a gorgeous caramel sauce in no time!
Once you’ve removed the simple mixture from the heat, it should be relatively thick, but not as thick as a caramel sauce. Don’t worry – it’s not quite set up yet! Pour the mixture into a heat-safe jar, and place it in the fridge.
After about 30 to 45 minutes, the mixture will be a thick and delicious caramel sauce. Now it’s time to stir in a little bit of salt to your desired preference. After that, the sauce is ready to eat or use in various recipes. I recommend storing it in the fridge and warming it up a bit right before you are ready to snack on some!
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream (not whipped)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt, or more if desired
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is completely melted, stir in the brown sugar. Whisk the mixture briskly and constantly for 2 minutes on medium-low heat.
- The mixture will barely start to bubble. Briskly stir in the heavy whipping cream.
- Add in the vanilla extract. Raise the heat to medium, and briskly stir for another 2 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat. It will be relatively thick, but not as thick as a caramel sauce. Pour the mixture into a heat-safe jar, and place it in the fridge.
- After about 30 to 45 minutes, the mixture will be a thick and delicious caramel sauce. Now it's time to stir in a little bit of salt to your desired preference. Start with ½ teaspoon, and increase the amount of salt to desired preference.
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