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Salted Caramel Sauce

Easy salted caramel sauce made without cream, perfect to use as a dip, a spread or a filling for your favorite treats.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 1 cup


  • 200 grams granulated sugar 1 cup
  • 120 mL milk, lukewarm temperature ½ cup
  • 42 grams butter, unsalted 3 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon salt sea salt, or flakey salt works best


  • Melt the sugar in a large deep saucepan, over medium-high heat, until it is light amber in color. Turn the heat down to low at this point.
  • Add in ½ cup of lukewarm milk carefully. The mixture will bubble up vigorously at this point, especially if your milk is cold.
  • Stir the caramel, and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes until it is as thick as you need it. Keep in mind the caramel will thicken as it cools down.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in the butter and salt.
  • Let it cool before using it for your favorite recipes.
  • Store the rest in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.