When making caramel sauce, you will likely feel tempted to stir the mixture. Stirring will cause the sugar to crystallise, and you risk ruining the sauce. Instead, gently swirl the pan as you go and allow the sugar to caramelise and cook evenly without burning. The darker the caramel gets, the richer the flavour will be – so long as you do not let it burn!
Keep the temperature low to avoid burning the mixture. Follow the instructions in the recipe carefully when heating the caramel, and never melt it at the highest setting. This can cause the caramel to scorch and produce a bitter and burnt taste. Also, stay away from different sugar types that could potentially clump the sauce. Instead, stick to refined white sugar for a smooth texture.
With our caramel sauce recipe, you always have a delicious sauce at hand for your sweet treats. We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about this sweet sauce, so you can get ready to drizzle your desserts.
Sugar (approx. 1 dl)
Making caramel sauce from scratch is much easier than you might think once you get the hang of the technique. With a handful of ingredients, you get to enjoy a rich, thick, and creamy sauce that can transform any treat into an elegant dessert. Become a caramel expert in no time with our easy recipe. The spreadable texture is a true delight for anyone with a sweet tooth. It is pure heaven that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
On the lookout for other tasty and sweet toppings or dips? Check out our chocolate sauce or dulce de leche, a sweet Latin American confection made from condensed milk. Try them with our recipe for soft homemade vanilla ice cream.
Caramel sauce is excellent served both warm and cold; it tastes delightful either way. Simply spoon the sauce onto a slice of apple pie or cake. The buttery caramel is perfect with crispy, tart apples. If you prefer a more spreadable texture, enjoy the sauce immediately or warm it in the microwave. Drizzle it on top of your ice cream, let the caramel melt the cold treat, and experience the wonderful combination of warm and cold with each spoonful.
There is not just one way to use this sauce! It is perfect for different desserts – both inside and drizzled on top. Use the smooth sauce for apples, dipping slices in it to enjoy a crunchy snack covered in smooth and thick caramel sauce. Love a sweet, iced latte? Drizzle the sauce on the sides of the glass, use our recipe for iced latte and pour the cold drink into the caramel-drizzled glass. Top with a few drops of sauce on top and enjoy!
You can also spoon it over ice cream or swirl it through ice cream to create a wonderful texture with chewy caramel and soft ice cream, drizzle it over warm cinnamon rolls, or top cookies with it. The sweet sauce is also delicious when drizzled over salty popcorn. Or garnish your favourite pies or cake with a generous dollop of golden caramel.
Combine sweet and salty, and you will have the perfect topping for your favourite desserts. Use sea salt flakes to give the sauce a bit of crunch and balance the sweet flavours of the caramel. Add the salt flakes at the end right after adding cream and water, and carefully stir the mixture until the sauce has a smooth texture. Do not go overboard with the salt. Start with a tiny bit, and then you can always add more if needed. Salt brings out all the wonderful flavours and takes this quick caramel sauce from excellent to shockingly delectable.