Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Homemade Caramel Sauce makes a great gift! Make it even better by putting it in a basket with a bunch of other ingredients for a banana split! Make them a banana split kit! Caramel sauce keeps in a glass jar in the fridge for 30 days and microwaves well, too! #sonomnom4u #CaramelSauce #vegetarian
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup heavy cream (room temperature)
1 TBSP course himalayan sea salt (if you want salted caramel!)
To Make the Sauce:
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and butter.
Stirring often, cook sugar and butter until it begins to turn a golden color.
Keep boiling until sugar is the color of copper.
Slowly pour heavy cream in, while whisking it in to blend it all in. This is a very hot process! Be careful to not burn yourself! Make sure saucepan has an additional 4 inches or so above the top of the liquid to avoid a boil-over situation.
Keep wisking the mixture until it appears smooth. Boil approximately 3 minutes. Sauce should be very thick and smooth and golden. Remove from heat and pour into a large jar.
Let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate. Keeps in glass mason jar for 30 days.