Salted Caramel Tutorial (with photos!)
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Serves: 1.5 cups
What You'll Need
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Add your sugar to a medium-sized sauce pan and place over a medium-high heat. It will take a few minutes for the sugar to begin to melt but once it does (see image 2) whisk continuously until all of the crystals have melted (image 3).
  2. Keep over the heat until the sugar mixture turns a deep amber (the darker the color the deeper the flavor), but not too long that it begins to burn (you'll smell it if it does).
  3. Next, add the butter (all at once) and whisk until it dissolves completely into the sugar (about 1-2 minutes). Your caramel should now look like image 5, a creamy texture with a rich amber hue.
  4. Slowly pour the cream into the caramel while whisking continuously.( It's going to look scary for a second, but don't worry. Keep whisking and it will go back to it's creamy self in a minute.)
  5. Once the cream is combined, remove from the heat and add the salt and vanilla.
  6. Stir to combine then transfer to a container
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at