Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

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This Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce is the perfect topping to your favorite ice cream, desserts or on your french toast. This Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe is ready in about 5 minutes!
Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

Ready for a bowl of ice cream and then you realized that you are out of your favorite dessert topping?  Rest assured, it’s really easy to make caramel sauce at home.  In fact, it takes about 5 minutes and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator right now.

The ingredients you need to make this easy caramel sauce recipe are:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Salt

To make this recipe for homemade caramel sauce all you have to do it put everything into a small sauce pan and let it cook a little and then let it cool down so it can thicken up a tad.

Simple enough, right?  I thought so.  And you probably have all the ingredients at home, don’t you?  Told you.  No reason to run out and buy anything to make that dessert extra special.  Actually, we love adding this caramel sauce to breakfast too!  YES!  It’s so good on top of french toast and my Challah bread pudding.

Best Homemade Caramel Sauce Topping

Now here is how to make caramel sauce at home, be sure to print and pin the recipe so that you can make it again and again.

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Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

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Course: Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, caramel, desserts
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Author: Tracy


  • Stove


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • ¼ cup milk I used skim
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Add brown sugar, butter and milk to a small sauce pan
  • Bring to boil, stirring regularly
  • Allow to cook for 3 - 5 minutes
  • Allow to cool slightly to thicken
  • Drizzle on top of your favorite dessert or breakfast
  • Enjoy!
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Homemade Caramel Sauce

I hope you enjoy this recipe for easy caramel sauce as much as we do!  What will you top with it first?  The possibilities are endless!

How to make Homemade Caramel Sauce

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