Homemade Caramel Sauce

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Homemade caramel sauce is so yummy.   Pour it on your favorite ice cream, or even mix right into the ice cream, for a wonderful taste explosion.   Perfect for dipping the Fall apples into.  The sweetness of the caramelized sugar mixed with a touch salt makes for the perfection combination of flavors.   Delish!

Caramel sauce

Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce is wonderful on ice cream, or mixed into ice cream, as well as other desserts like pies and cakes. Yum!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Warm the cram in a small saucepan over low heat. Once it has begun to simmer, remove from the heat and cover.
  • In a medium to large heavy sacuepan, mix the sugar with the water over medium heat.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves. Continue to stir constantly, scraping down any crystal that might form on the side of the pan with a brush.
  • Continue stirring until the mixture turns a light amber color. Immediately remove from the heat.
  • Slowly, and very carefully, add in the cream. Be careful, it will splatter somewhat.
  • Return to a medium heat stove and stir continuously. Some clumps of sugar may for on the bottom of the pan. Use your whish or wooden spoon to break up the sugar. Simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and continue stirring until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
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