How to Make Homemade Caramel

easy homemade caramel in a glass jar with a drip

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We’re breaking down exactly how to make homemade caramel. Rich and delicious, this easy caramel sauce is perfect for all sorts of recipes! We took out any guess work with step by step photos so you’ll know exactly how to make caramel like a pro!




  1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, heat the sugar on medium low heat until its completely melted, swirling the pan gently every 20 seconds or so. The sugar will start to form clumps before melting slowly. Be patient and keep an eye on it to make sure it does not burn.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat immediately and stir in the butter. The mixture will violently bubble. You’re doing it right.
  3. Next, pour in the heavy cream and sea salt. Stir until everything is combined.
  4. Pour into small bowl or cup and allow to cool completely before using.*


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