This 5 Minute Caramel Sauce is fast, simple and super versatile. From a tasty ice cream topping to the perfect cake drizzle, it's honestly the best!
If you're looking for a homemade caramel sauce recipe, look no further: this simple 5 minute caramel recipe is it. This recipe only requires 4 ingredients - all of which you probably have on hand.
Not only is it quick to throw together, it can be used in a multitude of ways. My favourites uses are on buttered toast (the more butter, the better), in a latte, and over ice cream. It's also awesome as a cake garnish. Basically, whatever goes with this 5 minute caramel sauce!
This sauce also keeps for up to a month when refrigerated. This means you can use it again and again (woo!).
Want to make this recipe salted caramel sauce instead? Simply modify the salt measurement from ¼ teaspoon to 1 tsp. If you choose this option, I recommend using this? flaky sea salt by Maldon.?
Pro Tip: Have all of your ingredients measured out and ready once you begin. The sugar can quickly go from amber to burnt, so you'll want everything ready to go once it's hit the perfect shade of golden-brown. If you allow the sugar to get too dark, it will likely taste bitter. This obviously isn't the goal.
Also, be careful when adding the cream to the hot sugar. It can cause the liquified sugar to bubble, and searing hot liquified sugar on your skin will not be pleasant.
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5 Minute Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Butter, cubed & room temperature
- ½ cup Heavy cream
- Pinch of salt
- In a medium saucepan, melt granulated sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it becomes an amber colour.
- Still over meidum heat, carefully add butter cubes. Whisk until butter has fully melted and sauce is smooth. Allow mixture to cook 1 minute.
- Carefully add heavy cream (liquid may rise/bubble). Whisk until smooth.
- Continue to cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, whisking constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in a pinch of salt. Transfer to glass jar and allow to cool completely before use.
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