Lightly Salted Caramel Sauce

Servings 8 oz
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp butter cut into Tbsp-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In medium-sized saucepan over low heat, stir together brown sugar, cream and butter until butter is completely melted and ingredients are well combined.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high, stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil. Continue to stir constantly while mixture boils for one minute.
  • Remove from heat (continue to stir for another minute or the mixture may still burn to the pan).
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes then stir in vanilla and salt.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
  • Caramel can be stored in resealable container in fridge and re-heated.
  • To assemble cookie sandwiches, scoop Nutella ice crema on top of one cookie, drizzle with caramel sauce, and then sandwich between a second cookie. Serve immediately.