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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt flakes


  • Melt the butter, in a heavy saucepan.
  • Add the brown sugar, salt, and heavy cream, and heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil gently over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is no longer grainy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Immediately remove from heat and stir in vanilla and mix until smooth and well combined.
  • Serve immediately or store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • When ready to use, remove lid and microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir. Continue heating until smooth and pourable.