5 from 1 vote
Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Sweet, salty, pure delicious. Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce that uses only 4 ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes! Perfect for cupcakes, ice-cream or milkshakes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: candy, salted caramel, sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1740 kcal
Author: Laura
  • 3/4 cup (165g) sugar
  • 90 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. In a pot over a medium heat heat the sugar, stirring constantly with a spatula or wooden spoon. The sugar will start to clump together and after about 6-7 minutes it will melt completely into a thick amber liquid. Be careful not to let the sugar burn.
  2. Once the sugar has melted, add the butter. The mixture will bubble and may splatter a little so be careful as the sugar is extremely hot.
  3. Continue to stir until the butter is melted (1-2 minutes) and then slowly pour in the cream. There will be more bubbling and splattering in this step so again, be careful.
  4. Allow the sauce to come to the boil, and then remove from heat and stir in the salt.
  5. Let the sauce cool in the saucepan before transferring to a jar to store in the fridge.
  6. The caramel will harden as it cools so you will need to heat it before using.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1740 Calories from Fat 1044
% Daily Value*
Fat 116g178%
Saturated Fat 73g456%
Cholesterol 355mg118%
Sodium 3014mg131%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 180g60%
Sugar 177g197%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3990IU80%
Calcium 99mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.