Easy Caramel

Desserts are wonderful things and caramel is usually not a bad additive (especially when chocolate is involved)! I actually like making them more than eating them. This was something I came up with out of necessity. It was one of those nights where I really wanted ice cream with a caramel syrup. As usual, we didn’t have any so I made some!

Easy Caramel
Caramel topping can be used in so many desserts. It is always a nice recipe to have under your belt. I will say my patience is limited and it took me a while to get this just right. I have burned many a batch of caramel! Slow and steady!
Course: Dessert
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Light Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Pinch of Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium to medium-high heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Use a candy thermometer to temp the candy mixture. Do not stir the mix until it reaches about 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat at this temp and stir.
  4. Slowly whisk in the cream and butter.
  5. Add extract and salt.
  6. Return to a low heat and whisk until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat when consistency is reached.
  7. It will thicken as it cools.
Recipe Notes

apple pie and caramel


This great and easy to make topping should be a staple in most homes! We love it on everything from ice cream to apple pie!

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