We LOVE ice cream at our house. It is one of our favorite treats to enjoy year round, but we especially love it in the summer. Plus, July is #nationalicecreammonth ! We all have our own favorite ice cream, but we can always all agree upon vanilla. With a vanilla, then everyone can top it the way they like it, like with this easy caramel sauce.
Caramel is one of the staple toppings. I keep it on hand to drizzle over a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Sure you could always buy a jar from the store, but homemade is so much better!
This version is ready in under 10 minutes and can be stored in the fridge for about a week. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just don’t place it in a glass container. Place it in a plastic container and give it enough room to expand when it freezes. If you fill a glass container, it can break if this easy caramel sauce expands too much when frozen.
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- In a sauce pan, add butter, sugar, water, and salt. Heat over medium heat.
- Melt butter and then bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes while stirring.
- Remove from the heat and mix in the milk and vanilla. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
You can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just don’t place it in a glass container. Place it in a plastic container and give it enough room to expand when it freezer. If you fill a glass container, it can break if the caramel expands too much when frozen.
Recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings.