Until recently, I never realized that you could make your own caramel sauce at home! I think I knew you could, but I felt like it must be some really difficult candy type recipe that involved a candy thermometer and not having kids because you need to spend every second it’s cooking hovering over the stove. Well, some recipes are like that, and some are a lot more simple. This recipe is simple and it makes a super easy caramel sauce that takes minutes to make and only has 3 ingredients!
This caramel sauce does not stay thin once it cools however; it gets very thick. That is fine, you could either eat it in chunks off a spoon, or you can melt it again in boiling water/microwave- take your pick. It should last at least 2 weeks in the fridge (though, mine has never lasted that long because it always gets used up quickly), and should be stored in an air tight container, like a mason jar.
By using brown sugar for this caramel sauce, it makes it very sweet, a little sweeter than normal caramel sauce. But, it is OH so good. I am not even a huge fan of sweet sweet stuff, but adding this caramel to anything makes it even more decadent and delicious. Trust me. Use this sauce on ice cream, in caramel fudge, or however your heart desires!
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add brown sugar and heavy cream; whisk continuously over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a boil and allow to boil for only 3 minutes, while stirring (do not overcook). Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Store in refrigerator for up to one month.
For reheated, scoop into microwave safe bowl and cook in 30 second increments, stirring between.
Need ideas for what to use this Super Easy Caramel Sauce on?
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