For effortless caramel sauce I sometimes use the Instant Pot to make Dulce de Leche, but usually, I just turn to this tried and true caramel sauce that’s so easy it makes store-bought caramel sauce pointless.
The EASY Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe using just a few ingredients that combine in one pot. Add some whisking to thicken to desired consistency and you’re ready to drizzle, eat and indulge.
Depending on the recipe you may want to add some coarse sea salt for the salted caramel flavor that trends so often during the fall and winter holidays.
EASY Homemade Caramel Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp sea salt, optional, but worth it
1/2 cup half and half
1 Tbsp real vanilla extract
EASY Homemade Caramel Sauce Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan: Simmer over low heat while whisking constantly until no longer watery and thickened (about 7 minutes). This sauce will thicken as it cools so don’t whisk it too thick.
Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled with refrigeration.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Warm on the stove top or in a microwave to make it drizzle.