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Easy Caramel Sauce

Use this as a topping for our Ice Cream Sundaes.

  • Yield: Makes 2/3 cup
Easy Caramel Sauce

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010


  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, butter, and cream to a boil over medium-high. Cook, stirring, until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and salt.

Reviews (2)

  • gabbs 4 Oct, 2010

    how long does last in the fridge? Could it be frozen?

  • pagesinthesun 12 Jul, 2010

    This sauce was very easy to make. It made a nice glaze for a spice cake that I made. I served it on the side and let everyone drizzle the sauce over their slice of cake themselves. I didn't have heavy cream so I used half and half. I don't know if it made a difference in was a little thin, but still yummy!

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