Silky, sweet, and ever so slightly bitter all in one glorious mouthful; is there anything better than caramel sauce? If you think this sticky treat is tough to make, think again. A simple combination of sugar, butter, heavy cream, and salt is all you need for this decadent sauce—the perfect topping for ice cream, filling for cakes and cookies, and dipping for apples (and really anything you like).
We know—you can buy caramel sauce at the store, in a jar, even a squeeze bottle. But homemade just tastes better. And since it was just recently National Caramel Day, we figured we could rationalize an effort to make homemade caramel—just in time for ice cream season.
Photography by Katherine Sacks