Caramel sauce - deliciously velvety

Have you ever wondered how to make your own caramel sauce?

I'll show you how. With my succeed safe recipe for a delicious caramel sauce that you can make with just a few ingredients in 15 minutes can be prepared.

Kochender Zuckersirup bildet zusammen mit Sahne und Butter die Grundlage für Karamell
Boiling sugar syrup together with cream and butter forms the basis for caramel


2 portions

  • 70 g sugar
  • 20 g water
  • 20 g butter
  • 60 g cream (room temperature)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • optional: a pinch of vanilla powder, vanilla extract* or scraped out vanilla pod*

Preparation of the caramel sauce

  • Bring water, sugar, salt and, if desired, the vanilla to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Meanwhile, stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Then continue to simmer the sugar mixture on low heat without stirring until it reaches a golden brown color. With the amount given above, this is about 5-8 minutes. You should always be extra careful with hot sugar syrup, as you can get burned very quickly. Therefore, also choose a pot that is high enough to avoid splashing.
Köchelnden Zuckermasse mit goldbrauner Färbung.
Simmering sugar mass: the golden color can already be seen
  • Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the butter with a wooden spoon.
Die Butter wird in die goldfarbene Zuckermasse gegeben.
Add the butter to the sugar mixture.
Mit einem Holzlöffel wird die Butter und die Zuckermasse verrührt
Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter and sugar mixture together well
  • Stir in the cream a sip at a time. It works best with cream at room temperature. If the cream is still too cold and the sugar clumps, you can simply heat the whole thing again.
Die Sahne wird schluckweise mit einem Holzlöffel eingerührt.
The cream is stirred in little by little
  • If you do not consume the sauce immediately, it is best to fill it into a container while it is still warm. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. With time it becomes thicker.
Die fertige Karamell-Sauce hat eine schöne goldene Färbung und eine sahnige Konsistenz
The finished caramel sauce has a beautiful golden colour and a creamy consistency


It is best to soak the pot immediately with warm water and rinse it out. Once the caramel has set, it only makes more work unnecessarily.

This sauce goes well with various types of ice cream. An unbeatable combination is certainly Frozen yoghurt or Vanilla Ice Cream with caramel sauce. But it also goes very well with pancakes, waffles or chocolate cake.

In the meantime, I have already tried various variations of caramel sauces. But try my Peanut Caramel Sauce or my vegan caramel sauce. But I have equally delicious recipes for homemade chocolate sauce, Strawberry sauce and Vanilla sauce on my blog.

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