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Salted Caramel Sauce

Smooth and creamy, this salted caramel sauce is perfect for drizzling on desserts and drinks!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, cubed and at room temperature
  • pinch or two of sea salt flakes
  • 2/3 cups heavy cream, at room temperature


  1. Melt the sugar over medium heat in a large sauce pan.

  2. Whisk the sugar as it melts and cook until it becomes a deep amber color.

  3. Add the butter and sea salt flakes and stir it in until melted.

  4. Pour in the heavy cream (mixture will foam) and whisk until you get a smooth sauce.

  5. You may have some lumps but keep stirring until they have melted.

  6. Remove from heat and let cool. (If you still have some lumps in the caramel after it has cooled – strain it through a fine mesh strainer).

  7. Store in the refrigerator.

  8. To use, heat in the microwave until it reaches desired consistency.