Easy Homemade Caramel

This is literally the easiest homemade caramel sauce recipe that I’ve had for years written down on a scrap of paper.  I don’t even remember where it came from, but I cannot take credit for developing….only for being a very happy consumer.  I hope you enjoy it as well.


1/2 C. butter

1 1/2 C. brown sugar (I like dark brown sugar, but you can use light if you prefer)

3/4 C. light corn syrup

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp. vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon


1.  In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter on low heat.

2.  Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and milk, stirring to combine.  increase heat to medium.

3.  Stir constantly until mixtures come to a boil.  use a spoon that won’t melt as the caramel gets very hot (I use a whisk).

4. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and cinnamon.


P.S.  I let cool and then put in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.  I don’t know how long it will last as it disappears in our house pretty quickly, but I imagine at least a couple of weeks.  Great on ice cream, cakes, cookies, pretzels…anything!!