Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce sounds daunting to most but it is actually a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!

Tomorrow is the day all of these recent dessert recipes (Banana Muffins, Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Magic Shell Ice Cream Bar) come together to form the most amazing, wonderfully magical dessert ever! One last sneak peek before tomorrow’s unveiling… Sneak Peek - This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted! I think food is meant to be fun and playful while being delicious. I cook healthy meals for the family every day (well, all day every day is more like it!) and sometimes you need to just make something that puts a smile on your face. That is how I feel about the desserts we eat. They’re for your soul and your eyes as well as your tummies. I hope these recipes make you think “Oh my goodness, I NEED that!” and then you venture into the kitchen to make something new and delicious! This caramel sauce is just one more of those things that you see someone pour over a dessert and you immediately want some too. Give this recipe a shot, you will be shocked how easy this salted caramel sauce is to make!

Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook on medium high heat, stirring constantly, It will be a white color at first. This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!


Then it will turn a light caramel. This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!
Once it is caramel colored at the butter and whisk. This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!

It will violently boil, it is okay! Add the milk and stir until smooth and combined. Add sea salt. This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!
Let cool, then serve this salted caramel sauce on favorite desserts and garnish with a bit more sea salt! Like this Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Pie!This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce sounds daunting to most but it is actually a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!
Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert Sauce
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup (I use a homemade variety from this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (plus more for sprinkling)

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan.
  • Cook on medium high heat, stirring constantly,
  • It will be a white color at first.
  • Then it will turn a light caramel.
  • Once it is caramel colored at the butter and whisk.
  • It will violently boil, it is okay!
  • Add the milk and stir until smooth and combined.
  • Add sea salt.
  • Let cool, serve on favorite desserts and garnish with a bit more sea salt!

Notes

Adapted from Yammie's Noshery

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 118mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 4mg
Keyword: Caramel, Caramel Sauce, dessert, dessert recipes, Dessert Sauce, easy recipes, Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, salted caramel

This Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted! Don’t forget to check back in tomorrow for the most amazing, fun, epic dessert you have seen ALL SUMMER!!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I made this recipe real quick before I had other errands, and it was really quick. I sat with the syrup and let it turn the color I wanted, then added the butter and vanilla and salt. My husband has been wanting more caramel, but I didn’t have whipping cream anymore. Now, that’s no longer a problem, I just need more corn syrup…

  2. In the salted Carmel sauce recipe it calls for 1 teaspoon of vanilla as one of the ingrediates but never adds in to the recipe?

    1. So sorry about that. When I’m cooking the recipes, I sometimes change them and it looks like the edit didn’t make it to the recipe card. I did not end up using the vanilla in my final test, but if you would like to add it do so with the milk.

    1. I did not end up using the vanilla in my final test, but if you would like to add it do so with the milk. Somehow my recipe card did not update that change.

  3. Can’t wait for the dessert reveal tomorrow ! Looks amazing . But then again all of your recipes do . I just need time to try and make a lot of them .

    1. Sorry about that! I use a homemade thick simple syrup for this instead of store bought corn syrup by mixing 8 tablespoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of hot water. This makes a half a cup of homemade corn syrup.

  4. I’m probably one of the only people who is not a salt carmel person but my daughter loves it and I can’t wait to surprise her with this!

    1. It was a change for me at first too, but now I can’t even remember caramel sauce without it! And I only really tried it a few years ago, so most of my life was the non salted way!

  5. I have really gotten into Salted Caramel flavor lately. I will have to try to make this sauce myself. Yum.

  6. I have no idea how to make my own caramel sauce but now I DO! It looks like a beautiful and sweet treat to try.

  7. As always, this looks delicious! I love making caramel sauce and I will have to try making yours!

  8. This looks fantastic! I have always wanted to make salted caramel. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  9. I have never tried to make my own Caramel Sauce before. I will have to try this recipe. It looks so delicious and fairly easy to make.

  10. Where do I start! I don’t want to make it – I just want to EAT EAT EAT it. I just don’t think I will have the patience to finish this deliciousness

  11. This looks beyond delicious. My husband loved salted caramel everything. I am going to have to try this recipe thank you so much.

  12. I bet that tastes amazing! I didn’t know so many ingredients went into homemade salted caramel sauce!

  13. I didn’t realize it was so easy to make this! Now I’m going to be putting Salted Caramel Sauce on everything.

  14. I know you are probably supposed to put the sauce on top of something, but I just want to drink it straight. It sounds so good!

  15. This looks amazing!! I never would have thought that caramel sauce was this easy to make.

  16. This looks AMAZING! I am a huge fan of salted caramel sauce. Can’t wait to add this to my sundae treats!

  17. Umm yumm!!! I’m really hoping I have some gelato in my freezer still. It would be so good with caramel.

  18. Would you judge me if I told you I was sitting here with a pint of Talenti Sea Salted Caramel Gelato because I have a salted caramel addiction? Therefore your post has me bookmarking faster than you can say “Oh I’m so glad to hear that!”.
    Lee 🙂

    1. Haha. I LOVE Talenti gelato! I hide it behind things in the freezer so I can have more than one bite of it before everyone else gets to it!

  19. I love anything that is salted caramel and this topping looks absolutely amazing! We do a huge sundae bar on July 4th while we watch fireworks. I’m thinking I need to make some of this!

  20. That looks very good. I love caramel sauce, so I bet I’d really love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I am not very big on caramel but my husband and daughter sure are. This is a recipe I need to try.

  22. Oh my goodness I am drooling! I love caramel it is my favorite. This would go great on so many things!

  23. The suspense is killing me and I am craving something sweet right now. This really has me wanting some caramel topped desserts.

    1. You have to check back tomorrow. It was SO much fun making tomorrow’s dessert!! Ahhhh the anticipation!

  24. I love homemade caramel and yours just looks amazing. I’m definitely going to make this and bowl it over a nice bowl of ice cream. Yum!

  25. This looks amazing! I love how versatile this sauce can be… but i’m not sure if i made it, it would last to be served on any food! Ha! Love it! 🙂

  26. I just need a spoon. I LOVE salted caramel. It is so good over a bowl of ice cream. The sweet and the salty is absolutely amazing!

  27. I absolutely love salted caramel sauce, but have never made it at home before, I will have to try this!

  28. That looks so good! Doesn’t seem too difficult to make either, I may not even mess it up! This looks great!

  29. oh yum! I love caramel sauce! This would be oh so perfect on top of a fresh apple pie! With a scoop of ice cream too!

  30. Oh yes! My mouth is totally watering over this. I love anything salted-caramel. Thanks so much for sharing… YUMMY!

  31. Just look at that salted caramel syrup! It looks really good. I could just imagine the taste of it right now!

  32. Oh man, salted caramel is one of my ultimate weaknesses – and this looks terrific! It would take all of my might not to just sit down and have at it with a spoon…

  33. That looks great. I tried this in a Berlin restaurant once and I always wanted to make it myself. Thank you for the recipe!

  34. I’m bumping another dessert recipe off the menu for Girls Week Away to make room for this. We’ll be hiking a lot. We can burn this off. Or not. Who cares. We’re having it!

  35. Awesome step-by-step photos! I LOVE making homemade caramel sauce but have never tried adding sea salt. What a delicious ideas!

    1. Thank you! I figure since it is color sensitive to when you add the butter it would be helpful to see 🙂

  36. Wow that looks so awesome! My mom used to make homemade chocolate sauce…tastes so much better than the store bought stuff! Thanks for sharing!

    Valerie

  37. Oh my goodness! That looks fantastic! I love salted caramel everything. I can’t wait to put this on my ice cream. Yum!

    1. Before I found a recipe for it, I always thought it would be hard too! I was always scared of working with hot sugar.