Caramel Sauce

I like homemade vs store bought. I just think that it’s better to try and use fresh ingredients or make things from scratch. A lot of times it’s cheaper too. Plus the food tastes better than processed junk from the store. This is our caramel sauce and it’s perfect for ice cream etc.

Is Caramel Sauce The Same As Butterscotch?

Butterscotch and caramel are not the same.

Caramel is a mix of white granulated sugar, heavy whipping cream, butter, and a dash of vanilla.

Butterscotch is made with brown sugar instead of granulated, and has more of a brown sugar flavor.

Does Caramel Sauce Have To Be Refrigerated?

Caramel sauce should be cooled at room temperature and then put in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

Caramel sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Can You Freeze Caramel Sauce?

You can freeze caramel sauce for up to 3 months.

Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


This is our caramel sauce and it's perfect for ice cream etc.


Recipe By Me

  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups Heavy Cream
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • In a medium saucepan heat the water and sugar over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
    2 Cups Sugar, 1/3 Cup Water
  • Turn the heat up to medium and boil until the sugar turns a caramel color. Do not walk away. The sugar can easily burn. This takes about 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and slowly add the cream. Be careful not to go too fast because it will bubble and pop.
    1 3/4 Cups Heavy Cream
  • Add the salt and vanilla.
    1 teaspoon Vanilla, A pinch of salt
  • Simmer over low heat, stirring the whole time for another 1-3 minutes or until smooth.
  • Let cool and thicken for 1-3 hours.


store in a jar with a lid


Serving: 1gCalories: 749kcalCarbohydrates: 103gProtein: 2gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 82mgSugar: 100gVitamin A: 1531IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 50+ Homemade Condiment Recipes

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