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HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE
This isn’t our healthiest recipe, it falls in our “sinfully delicious” category. But sometimes treating yourself to something rich and sweet is a form of “Living Healthy”! We LOVE caramel, and when it’s candy-making season, here’s our easy homemade caramel sauce for your Vitamix or Blendtec blender. Use caution when opening the blender jar (open it away from you), because the sugar will actually be cooked by your high power blender — causing a thick steam and extremely hot, sticky sugar that will stick to skin! Avoid tasting this with your fingertip (we know, it will be hard!) — wait just a minute and pour it over some cold ice cream for a rich ice cream treat!
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Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soft butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup hot evaporated milk
- Place the sugar, butter, and salt into blender jar.
- For Blendtec & Vitamix, start at Variable/Speed 1, ramping up to Speed 10. With the blender still running, slowly add the hot evaporated milk. Blend until smooth and thick, at least several minutes.
- For HOT caramel sauce, blend for 4 minutes with Blendtec (SOUP cycle 2-3 times) and blend for 6 minutes at Variable Speed 10 with Vitamix before pressing stop.
- Makes 1 1/4 cups of delicious, hot caramel sauce.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
Caramel was developed in early America, and, as many great inventions, was created by accident! When making hard candies in kettles, some genius decided to add milk and milk-fat to the kettle. After stirring, the melted sugar sauce, when combined with milk, turns into a soft, pliable brown candy. If one continues to stir and pull, eventually, caramel will become toffee candies. By the mid-1900s, caramels became a staple candy for Americans. The flavor can change depending on the sugar inputs and the fat. Some alternatives use molasses or corn syrup for different flavors!
8 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce”
sensational and super quick and easy!! might add a dash of vanilla next time.
This caramel sauce turned out great. I used heavy whipping cream instead of evaporated milk and added a little vanilla at the end which I just pulsed a few times to encorporate, so mine was a little lighter in color than the pictured product. I used light brown sugar as well, so maybe that made a difference in the color. So much easier and more full proof then making on top of the stove. Thank you. I will definitely be making this again and again.
Thanks for sharing your substitutions and experience Wendy! We LOVE caramel, especially when it’s so easy to make this way! HAPPY BLENDING! 🙂
Was windering if there was a way to make caramel ice cream using this sauce. Also your pop ups ate incredibly annoying…took me forever to try to get this written and posted. The sauce however looks great
Hi Diana! Thanks for letting us know, we’re working on it. You can probably use this to help make caramel ice cream, or at least a nice ribbon of it in a simple banana nice cream ice cream?? Let us know how it works out! HAPPY BLENDING!
Have to say the pop ups are really annoying. Took me several tries before I could see the recipe. This recipe looks great, and I will definitely try. I am however getting tired of trying to see the recipe on FB with all the ads and pop ups. It is easier to just google.
Wondering if this caramel sauce can be kept in fridge for later use/leftovers?
Yes Sylvette! 🙂 Our recipe tester had it in the fridge for at least a week to use up, and she zapped it in the microwave at 50%, 30 sec. at a time, until she had it at a desired consistency. Please rate it if you tried it! HAPPY BLENDING!