Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Salted caramel christmas gift treat

Homemade Christmas Gift or Treat

This thick sauce will make an ideal gift for a foodie this Christmas or keep it for yourself for adding to cakes, puddings and pancakes or just with a spoon from the jar!

Jars will keep for around two week in the fridge, if you can resist!

You can reheat the salted caramel, heat as you would melt chocolate, in a bowl or pot that fits over a pan of simmering water. This helps the sauce not burn.

Enjoy 🙂


Salted caramel christmas gift treat


Course Dessert


  • 400 g white granulated sugar
  • 75 g butter160ml water
  • 250 ml single cream
  • 1 tbsp good sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add sugar to a heavy bottomed shallow pan then add water.
  • Melt the sugar/water over a medium to high heat bringing the mixture to a boil.
  • Shake the pan (don't stir) to keep the contents mixed.
  • Take off the heat when reaching an amber colour.
  • Add the butter and whisk.
  • Then add the cream and salt, and whisk.
  • Decant the sauce to a waiting cold container (not plastic), and allow it to cool down
Keyword caramel, dessert, sauce

Add a couple of teaspoons of salted caramel sauce into warm milk. Add a shot of espresso to make a salted caramel latte.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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