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caramel sauce

Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

  • Author: Maiko
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This classic homemade caramel sauce is made with only 3 ingredients that you can find in your cupboard and fridge! It’s vegan, easy, quick to make, and ready in under 20 mins. Use it for baking, caramel apples, drizzling on pancakes, and more!


  • 1 & 1/3 cups (200g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy cream, warm or room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) melted vegan butter


Microwave the soy cream and make it slightly warm before you start making this recipe. Melt the vegan butter beforehand and let it sit on the side.

  1. In a medium to large deep saucepan, cook the sugar on medium heat until it’s completely melted and syrupy whilst stirring consistently. for about 10 mins. It could take more or less depending on your cooker.
  2. Once the sugar is melted and becomes syrupy, turn the heat off for now. Slowly add melted vegan butter to the melted sugar and stir gently and consistently until it’s combined. The sugar will bubble up quite a bit so be careful not to burn your hands.
  3. Add the soy cream slowly and stir gently and consistently until it’s all incorporated. 
  4. Turn the heat back on to low-medium heat and cook the caramel further.

For a thin caramel sauce: Cook the caramel sauce only for up to another 1 mins after mixing everything.

For medium thickness: Cook it for another 1-3 min after mixing everything.

For a thick caramel sauce: Cook it for another 4-5 mins after mixing everything.


The sugar will start to crump up first before becoming syrupy so keep stirring so that the heat distributes evenly.

If you accidentally used cold butter or cream, place the saucepan on the cooker and gently heat it up again over low to medium heat, stir until the sugar melts and everything is incorporated.

Do not cook the sugar on high heat. The sugar can heat up too rapidly and start bubbling up uncontrollably and overflowing the pan.

If your caramel sauce turned out thicker than you wanted, add 1-2 tablespoons of soy cream and stir until you get the desired consistency.

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Caramel sauce
  • Method: Cooking

Keywords: caramel sauce, caramel