Quick & Delicious: 6-Minute Caramel Recipe Craving the sweet, velvety goodness of caramel but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Look no further. This 6-Minute Caramel Recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth in no time. With just a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes on the stove, you can whip up a batch of homemade caramel that’s perfect for drizzling over ice cream, dipping apple slices, or even gifting to friends. Get ready to indulge in quick and delicious caramel goodness.
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter
1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Pinch sea salt (optional, for salted caramel)
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the granulated sugar over medium-high heat. Stir continuously using a wooden spoon or heat-resistant spatula.
As the sugar melts, it will clump and then turn into a golden liquid. Be cautious as the sugar will be very hot.
Once the sugar has completely melted and turned a deep amber color, add the unsalted butter. Be prepared for some sizzling.
Stir the butter into the caramelized sugar until it’s fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
Slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring constantly. Be careful as the mixture may bubble up vigorously.
Continue to cook and stir the caramel for about 2-3 minutes, or until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon.
If you’re making salted caramel, add a pinch of sea salt and the optional vanilla extract at this stage. Stir to combine.
Remove the caramel sauce from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before using it.
Enjoy your quick and delicious homemade caramel sauce!