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We are big fans of a super simple dessert in our house! I love to make this salted caramel sauce, which takes just minutes of your time, and then keep it on hand in the fridge for ice cream sundaes, topping my 3 ingredient mug cake, and even using for salted caramel brownies or in air fryer cookies.
This sauce keeps in the fridge for a good week, no bother, and tastes absolutely delicious! It would be great for mini caramel apples too.
I can still remember the first time I introduced my daughter to this sauce – she was in love!
Once you’ve cooked this you can pop it in a squeezy sauce bottle, for easy dispensing, or you can just use a glass jar like I have.
Ingredients for salted caramel sauce recipe:
175g brown sugar
300ml double cream
50g unsalted butter
1/2 tsp of salt (Sea salt works SO well for this!) – you can use regular table salt too!
Method for this delicious homemade caramel sauce:
Weigh out your ingredients then combine in a saucepan.
Cook on a very low heat, stirring frequently until the ingredients have melted together.
Turn to pan up to being over medium heat and leave it for a few minutes to bubble up slightly, but NOT to boil over or you’ll be left with a HUGE sticky mess!
This should take around 2-3 minutes.
Cool it for at least 10 minutes before eating, so you don’t burn the skin off the top of your mouth, and then you’ll have a glorious thick, golden sauce that is ideal for use with a variety of desserts, including air fryer desserts.
This is absolutely delicious served over my 3 ingredient mug cake. Two super fast and simple desserts that take just minutes to prepare and go so well together!
If you want to give it a little more effort then I love this salted caramel sauce with a chocolate ripple cheesecake:
Step by step images for my salted caramel sauce:
You’re looking for this lovely amber colour:
I like to make this in advance, cool it and then I leave it in the fridge until we want to use it. This is ideal for re-heating on the hob or even in the microwave.
Sometimes I use this salted caramel sauce in recipes and it goes great on the top of Christmas pudding, brownies, ice cream and much more. I also love this chocolate sauce (without cream) which has to be the easiest chocolate sauce ever! The two work really well together for ice cream sundaes, or even banana splits.
I’ve also used this to make a caramel apple before – and it was delicious! Perfect for Halloween!
This caramel sauce is salty, without being overpowering, and it has a lovely glossy sheen to it. I love to put my salted caramel sauce in a plastic squeezy bottle once it has cooled. This is ideal for easy distribution or even applying just a few blobs on a piece of cake or one of my Christmas cookies.
How to make a squeezy homemade caramel sauce:
Salted caramel sauce
A delicious salted caramel sauce
- 175 g brown sugar
- 300 ml double cream
- 50 g butter
- 1/2 tsp of salt Fleur de Sel ideally
Weigh out all of your ingredients and throw them all in a saucepan. Better yet weigh it in the saucepan to save on the washing up!
Cook on low, stirring until the sugar and butter has melted. This should only take a couple of minutes.
Turn the heat up to medium-high and then leave it for a few minutes to bubble up, but not boil over. This should only take about 2-3 minutes and you’ll be left with a thick golden syrupy sauce.
When this has finished just turn it off the heat and leave it to cool for 10 minutes before you serve it.
Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.