Make my Homemade Caramel Recipe, and you’ll never go back to store-bought again! This is an easy caramel made with just a few simple ingredients. It has the best soft texture and amazing caramel flavor and keeps for up to two weeks. Drizzle it over all the desserts and bowls of ice cream for a rich and decadent treat.
For so long, I thought caramel sauce was super complicated to make at home, and I would just buy jars of it at the store. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with using a shortcut, but once I learned how to make caramel sauce from scratch, I haven’t gone back to the premade stuff.
It’s actually easy to make, and with a few tips and tricks, it’s practically foolproof! Wait until you try it – you’ll be team homemade caramel, too.
The Best Homemade Caramel Recipe
You only need five ingredients to make, and you might already have all of them on hand.
Once it’s done, it has the best soft texture. In other recipes I’ve seen, people use corn syrup to achieve this soft texture, but the one I’m sharing is without corn syrup, and you still get that velvety soft-set caramel that everyone loves.
Once you know how to make it, there are different ways to switch it up with other ingredients. I’m sharing some of my favorite variations later in the post.
You will love this caramel sauce recipe for all the things! Spoon it over slices of cake, bowls of ice cream, or serve it as a dessert dip with sliced apples. Or, enjoy by the spoonful straight from the container – I won’t tell.