5 Minute No Fail Salted Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

This is the perfect go to, no fail, Caramel Sauce. It’s so quick and easy to make you can make it in under five minutes. You could have hot caramel sauce for ice cream in less time than it takes to run to the store. And what could be better than homemade? Oh yes, that’s right, add a little salt and you’ve got SALTED Caramel Sauce.

5 minute no fail Salted Caramel Sauce

Pantry Ingredients

If you know me AT ALL you know one thing I refuse to do is run to the store for one little thing. One reason is that the three dollar jar of caramel is going to cost me 25 bucks by the time I get done in the store. And for another, I live in Alaska where half the year I don’t want to drive at all. So when the urge to make ice cream sundaes with the perfectly salty twist I make my own homemade version, and you can too!

A simple sauce

It’s so simple your kids can make it with hardly any help from you. It’s perfect for giving too, a nice jar of this and a quart of good ice cream would make anyone happy. I also like to take it to Palmer Food Swap, it’s always a winner there!

5 minute no fail Salted Caramel Sauce

Yield: 8 servings

5 Minute No Fail Salted Caramel Sauce

5 minute no fail Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

This is the perfect go to, no fail, Salted Caramel Sauce.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup half and half, you can also use light cream
  • 1 TBSP agave syrup, use corn syrup if you like
  • 1 TBSP butter, if you use salted, taste the caramel before adding the Fleur de Sel
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, add a little more if you like
  • 3/4 tsp Fleur de Sel, more or less to taste


  1. in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat stir together the brown sugar and the corn starch
  2. whisk in the water, then half and half and the agave syrup
  3. cook and stir over medium high heat until mixture is bubbly
  4. cook and stir for 2 more minutes, it may appear to "curdle" but it isn't just keep stirring
  5. remove from the heat, stir in the butter, vanilla and the salt
  6. store in the fridge for up to a week


  • you don't have to add the salt to this recipe but try it once with the salt, I guarantee friends will clamor for the recipe
  • if you're not sure how much salt to add or you don't have Fleur de Sel, add a small amount, taste it (Oh Drat!) and add more as needed

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5 thoughts on “5 Minute No Fail Salted Caramel Sauce”

  1. I clicked on the link saying “Please, please, please, let me have all the ingredients” in my head. So sad. I don’t, but once we restock in the new house I am fairly certain it will be made ASAP. Love salted caramel, especially in homemade lattes.

    • Yes so tasty in coffee! The only thing I have trouble keeping in stock is cream/half and half because I just don’t keep them on hand : )

    • No I don’t think it can be canned–I would think possible with a pressure canner but I don’t know for sure. Ask at your local extension office for advice!


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