Caramel Sauce – it’s Easy!

There’s nothing like a bowl of frosty ice cream to cool down on a warm day and nothing more decadent than adding a drizzle of warm caramel sauce on top.

Caramel sauce is surprisingly easy to make and much more delicious than store bought. Try Katie’s recipe from her blog post early this year. I’ll walk you through the steps in today’s Video Friday demo.

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Salted Caramel Sauce
Makes 1 1/4 cups

1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, divided
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2/3 cup heavy cream
Pinch sea salt

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar with 1/3 cup water, cream of tartar and the corn syrup, stirring with a silicone spatula, until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Increase to medium-high heat and cook, undisturbed, until amber-colored, 5 to 7 minutes; remove from the heat.

Gradually stir in the cream (careful, the caramel will boil rapidly and spatter; wear a pair of oven mitts if you like) then return to low heat, stir in the salt, and cook, stirring, until smooth and combined, about 3 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate.

Note: If caramel becomes too stiff in the refrigerator, microwave to rewarm.

Drizzle over ice cream or pancakes, or stir into iced coffee.

Recipe by Katie Barreira

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Posted: Aug 16th by Sandy_Hu