Hello everyone! For toady’s recipe, I thought I’d share a classic and versatile recipe: caramel sauce! This can be used for so many different desserts and sweet treats; if you read my last post, this is the caramel sauce I used on top of my apple crisp! It’s sweet with a slightly salty edge; it’s also super easy to make and only 5 ingredients; Enjoy!


Caramel Sauce Recipe Video Tutorial

Caramel Sauce Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar 
  • 2 tbs. (30ml) water 
  • 1 tsp. (5ml) lemon juice 
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp salt if using 
  • 3 tbsp. (45ml) milk 
  • 1 tbsp. (15g) butter 


  1. In a medium sized pot on low heat, add the sugar,  water and lemon juice; stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  2. Bring the heat up to medium high and let the sugar mixture start to boil. (If you are noticing sugar crystals at the sides of the pan, use a spoon/silicone brush and some water to wipe them away, otherwise the caramel will crystallize). 
  3. At this point, DO NOT STIR.
  4. Continue to let the caramel boil until it reaches a golden brown color, swirling the pan to distribute the color evenly. 
  5. As soon as the caramel reaches the desired color, remove it from the stove top immediately (it will continue to cook so just turning off the fire is not enough). 
  6. Add the milk very carefully and stir into the caramel. 
  7. Add the butter and salt (if using), and stir for a final time.
  8. Let the caramel cool for a few minutes and it’s ready to use.
  9. Enjoy!


  • This recipe makes a batch of caramel that is on the smaller side; it can be doubled or tripled to fit your needs.


  • For the butter, use vegan butter (Earth Balance is good brand)
  • For the milk, any plant milk should work (just add it a little bit at a time so the sauce doesn’t get too thin)

If you make this recipe, let me know! I’d love to see what you used it for; tag me on Instagram @madebybernadine and be sure to follow this blog if you haven’t already for more easy recipes!