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How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce

Ditch storebought caramel sauce and replace it with homemade caramel sauce for the tastiest version you've ever had.
Course: Appetizer/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, caramel sauce
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a heavy bottomed sauce pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add the cream, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and butter. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pot and begin to stir.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture reaches 245F.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Allow the caramel to cool for 10-15 minutes to thicken.