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Super easy salted caramel sauce

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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!

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.

A heart shaped ramekin filled with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce. There is a brushed aluminium teaspoon in the ice cream and it is set against a yellow backdrop.

Ingredients for salted caramel sauce recipe:

Salted caramel sauce ingredients: single cream, rock salt, light brown sugar and margarine

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!

Cooked chocolate chip muffins in a baking tray with text overlay that says ultimate chocolate chip muffins

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.

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Serving suggestions

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!

3 Ingredient chocolate mug cake

If you want to give it a little more effort then I love this salted caramel sauce with a chocolate ripple cheesecake:

Cooked Chocolate ripple cheesecake with a slice missing

Step by step images for my salted caramel sauce:

Salted caramel sauce ingredients melting
Salted caramel sauce in saucepan

You’re looking for this lovely amber colour:

Salted caramel sauce cooking
Salted caramel sauce
A heart shaped ramekin filled with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce. There is a brushed aluminium teaspoon in the ice cream and it is set against a yellow backdrop.

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword caramel, salt, sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings (50ml each)
Calories 287 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 175 g brown sugar
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 50 g butter
  • 1/2 tsp of salt Fleur de Sel ideally

Instructions

  1. 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!

  2. Cook on low, stirring until the sugar and butter has melted. This should only take a couple of minutes.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

Looking for something different to serve your salted caramel sauce with?

Individual flapjacks

Dairy free fruit pancakes

Cheap banana bread

Chocolate chip muffins

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A glass jar filled with caramel sauce and a brushed aluminium teaspoon sits above a heart shaped ramekin filled with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce. It is set against a yellow backdrop.
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