Salted Caramel Sauce

overhead photo of a spoonful of Salted Caramel Sauce

This homemade salted caramel sauce is easy to make and cheaper than buying it at the store. It’s ready in less than 10 minutes!

Lately, I’ve been trying to make homemade versions of items I buy, like marshmallow fluff and now salted caramel sauce. I love drizzling salted caramel sauce on ice cream or over pies and other desserts. During a heavy recipe testing phase, I went through several store-bought jars in just a few days and I finally had enough. I didn’t want to spend so much money on salted caramel sauce.
overhead photo of a jar of Salted Caramel Sauce
So I made my own. And it was surprisingly easy.
photo of a spoon dipping into a jar of salted caramel sauce
Thick, sweet, and a little bit salty– just how I like my caramel sauce. I plan on making my own much more often. It’s great for gifting too!


Salted Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This homemade salted caramel sauce is easy to make and cheaper than buying it at the store. It's ready in less than 10 minutes!


  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 4 tbsp 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 1/2 cup  heavy cream
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, bringing to a low boil. Whisk sauce while cooking at a low boil for about 7 minutes, until thickened. Serve right away or pour into a jar and seal tightly and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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5 comments on “Salted Caramel Sauce”

  1. Yes, very easy! So , is it not good after weeks in the fridge? I can see myself making this but not sure if I would use up everything so quickly.

    • The issue is that it contains dairy, so it won’t last as long as the store jars that have shelf stabilizers and preservatives extending the life. You could always make a smaller amount too if you can’t use up all of it. I found that we used up about half after I made it, then had some leftovers for another batch of ice cream and desserts.

  2. This salted caramel sauce is perfect. Love how easy it comes together too!

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