The kids are back to school and even though the days are still warm and humid, the evenings have a hint of that crisp fall air. With fall comes all of my favorite fall flavors like apple, pumpkin, and caramel. I don’t like to buy store bought caramel or caramel sauce because of all of the unnecessary ingredients added to give shelf life. Making your own caramel sauce is not difficult and you won’t be disappointed with the amazing flavor! This is the perfect caramel sauce for ice cream, brownies, and apple slices. Just drizzle a little of this caramel sauce over whip cream or straight into your coffee. You can’t go wrong with fresh caramel sauce!
Caramel Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup yogurt
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla
How To Make Caramel Sauce
In a heavy sauce pan, whisk together the sugar and water. Heat on low, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Once they are fully combined, turn the heat up to medium and bring the solution to a boil.
Continue cooking the mixture at a low boil without stirring for 10-15 minutes. Scrape any sugar crystals from the side, if they form.
Remove the sugar mixture from heat. Then slowly add the yogurt as you constantly stir. The sugar will become hard quickly but when the yogurt is added it will return to a liquid.
Once the yogurt is fully combined, add the butter and vanilla. Continue stirring until the mixture is completely smooth.
Pour the caramel sauce into a heat-safe glass jar such as a Mason jar or a Ball jar. Allow caramel sauce to cool to room temperature. Serve, or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
I’ve made similar recipes using heavy whipping cream or buttermilk but love how this caramel sauce turns out using yogurt instead.
Printable Recipe For Carmel Sauce
This Homemade Caramel Sauce is perfect over ice cream, on top of an apple muffin or other baked goods, and delicious in coffee. I’m sure it would be wonderful on so many things. My husband loves this sauce over hot apple pie and ice cream.
The Caramel Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks without added preservatives or unnatural ingredients!