Caramel sauce - deliciously velvety

A sure-fire recipe for a delicious caramel sauce, prepared in 15 minutes with just a few ingredients. This sauce goes well with various types of ice cream, such as vanilla ice cream. An unbeatable combination is certainly Frozen yoghurt with caramel sauce.

Boiling sugar syrup together with cream and butter forms the basis for caramel
Boiling sugar syrup together with cream and butter forms the basis for caramel

ingredients

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 or scraped vanilla pod

Preparation of the caramel sauce

  • Bring water, sugar, salt and if necessary the vanilla to the boil on medium heat in a pot. Meanwhile stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Then continue to simmer the sugar mass on a low heat without stirring until it has reached a golden brown colour. With the above mentioned quantity this takes about 5-8 minutes. You should always be especially careful with hot sugar syrup, as you can get burns very quickly. Therefore, choose a pot that is high enough to avoid splashes.
Boiling sugar mass with a golden-brown colouring.
Boiling sugar mass: the golden colouring is already visible
  • Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the butter with a wooden spoon.
The butter is added to the gold-coloured sugar mass.
Add the butter to the sugar mixture.
Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter and the sugar mass
Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter and the sugar mixture well together
  • Stir in the cream in sips. It is best to bring cream to room temperature. If the cream is still too cold and the sugar is lumpy, you can simply warm it up again.
The cream is stirred in sips with a wooden spoon.
The cream is gradually stirred in
  • If the sauce is not used up immediately, it is best to pour it into a container while still warm. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. With time it becomes thicker.
The finished caramel sauce has a beautiful golden colour and a creamy consistency
The finished caramel sauce has a beautiful golden colour and a creamy consistency

The caramel sauce goes very well with all types of milk ice cream, such as vanilla ice cream, Frozen yoghurt or chocolate ice cream, but also with pancakes, waffles or chocolate cake she does very well.

Tip

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

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