Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe
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An easy caramel sauce recipe including variations for cinnamon, coffee, and brandy caramel sauce. Serve over ice cream or your favorite dessert.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 cups
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup butter
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all four ingredients and bring to a boil. Do not overcook.
  2. Using a candy thermometer, bring it to a soft ball stage, which is between 235 degrees F and 240 degrees F. At this stage, if you took some of the syrup and dropped it into cold water, it would begin hardening and form a soft ball, thus the terminology.
  3. Cook only to a softball stage and use a candy thermometer for best results.
  4. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  5. Cool and serve with whipped cream on your favorite dessert or ice cream sundae.
Variations to this easy caramel sauce recipe:

Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

Add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the basic recipe above. This makes for a very flavorful sauce.

Coffee Caramel Sauce

Add 1 Tablespoon of freshly brewed coffee to the basic recipe above and cook as directed.

Brandy Caramel Sauce

Add 1 Tablespoon brandy or bourbon to the basic recipe above and cook as directed.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at https://www.vintagecooking.com/easy-caramel-sauce-recipe/