Quick Caramel Sauce

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I think I was in middle school when I watched my science teacher put a can of sweetened condensed milk into a pot of boiling water.  After several minutes he removed the can and asked a volunteer to taste what he made.  The volunteer was in luck because he had just made Caramel! 

He used science to convert condensed milk into candy.  Needless to say, I was very fascinated.  There’s science behind candy making and baking so as with this caramel sauce, you need to stick to the recipe. 🙂

 

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Years ago I found a few recipes on how to make caramels in the microwave, and how to make caramels on the stove-top.  Those recipes helped me understand the basic concepts of how to make caramel anything.

Therefore, I created this caramel sauce and it’s delish.  DELISH I said!!  It’s super easy to whip up, taking less than 10 minutes, and only requires a few ingredients.

Let’s get started!

 

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On medium-high heat mix the butter and both sugars together.

 

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Keep going, stirring constantly.

 

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Get the mixture to a boil.

 

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Stirring constantly, boil for two minutes.  Make sure to go the full two minutes so you dissolve the sugar granules all the way.

 

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Once the two minutes are up, reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the sweetened condensed milk.

 

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Then add a teaspoon of vanilla…

 

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And a pinch of salt.  That’s it! You’re done!!

 

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“Caramel gives chocolate a run for its money.” – Sherry Yard

This makes 16 ounces – the perfect amount to fit into a pint-sized jar!

 

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Here’s a very dramatic picture of the sauce.

This is what happens when you tell the kids they can put the sauce in their cups by themselves.  It made a cute picture I suppose. 🙂

Uses:  Ice cream topping, caramel lattes, makes a great dip for sliced apples and other fruit, drizzle over apple crisp, drizzle over oatmeal…. and it also makes a great gift to others!

 

Quick Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

In a sauce pan on medium-high heat mix together the butter and both sugars.  Continue to mix until boiling.  Boil for a solid 2 minutes to make sure you melt all of the sugar granules, STIRRING CONSTANTLY!  🙂

Now reduce the heat to medium-low and add the can of sweetened condensed milk continuing to stir until mixed together.  Lastly, mix in the teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt.  That’s it, you’re done!

Store in the fridge.  To reheat use the microwave setting on low.

Makes one pint; 16 ounces.  xoxo

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Hello, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Tara and I created this blog as a creative outlet for myself but also in hopes that I could inspire others like you. Please stick around and re-imagine your creative side. There's plenty of recipes and DIY ideas to check out if you're willing! _______________________________________________________________________________ About Me: I'm a 34 year old energetic wife and mother. I have a vivid imagination and bold sense of humor. I love to cook, bake and create. ☺️ - Tara

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