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How to Make Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce


A smooth, silky, and buttery homemade caramel sauce made with sugar, butter, and heavy cream.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine coarse sea salt


  1. Place the sugar inside of a deep and wide heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Continuously stir the sugar until it begins to clump.
  3. Continue to stir the clumpy sugar until it liquefies and turns a light amber color. 
  4. Now add the room-temp butter, whisking until the butter has been incorporated.
  5. Remove from heat and add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Strain into a clean heat safe bow while the caramel is still hot.
  7. Allow caramel to cool for a few minutes. Then transfer to a heat-safe airtight container. Enjoy!