Ice cream and caramel

When entertaining visitors or guests, it's easy to forget about the little details like dessert. Make your own caramel sauce in the microwave. All you need are three ingredients, and only a few minutes.

make your own caramel sauce in the microwave


  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream



Melt butter in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

Step 1 melted butter


Stir in brown sugar and heavy cream until completely mixed.

Step 2 brown sugar and heavy cream


Microwave for about one and a half minutes. The sauce should be bubbling.

Step 3 microwave caramel sauce


Stir until bubbles dissipate. Allow the sauce to sit and cool until it thickens.

Step 4 hot caramel sauce



homemade caramel sauce


If the sauce is still not thick enough after cooling, pop back in microwave for another 30 seconds.

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Comments on "To-die-for microwave caramel sauce"

Elizabeth February 20, 2014 | 9:46 AM

Did not achieve the best consistency. Great flavor though

kath December 19, 2013 | 6:49 PM

This sauce is amazing - pop it in a squeeze bottle and use in your coffee to make an amazing caramel latte.

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