How to Make Caramel Sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy caramel sauce, how to make caramel sauce
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 (1 cup)
Calories: 438 kcal
Easy Caramel Sauce comes together in just 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients. Use it in any recipe that calls for caramel! 


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, swirling the sauce pan gently, but not stirring. Simmer until the mixture is syrupy and a deep caramel color, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Remove mixture from heat and whisk in butter and cream, being mindful that the mixture will spit and sizzle, so be careful. Whisky vigorously until it reaches a smooth, sticky consistency. Finally, whisk in vanilla and fleur de sel. Set aside to cool.
  3. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 32mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.