I’m thrilled to have finally found the perfect homemade gluten-free caramel sauce recipe to share with you! This homemade caramel sauce is thick, creamy, buttery and perfectly sweet. It stays soft at room temperature, and can be warmed just a bit for drizzling. It’s perfect for enjoying over gluten-free brownies and ice cream!
I’m not a fan of any store bought caramel sauces that I’ve tried – they’re very runny and just don’t have great flavor. They’re nothing like the thick and buttery caramel sauce that I grew up enjoying at Leatherby’s Family Creamery in Sacramento. While this isn’t an exact copycat of the Leatherbys caramel sauce, I like it even better!
I could not stop digging into this salted caramel sauce with my spoon! I ended up sending one jar over to my friend’s house because I knew I was going to eat the whole jar if I didn’t!
I’ve also got to tell you that this salted caramel sauce is very, very good drizzled over fresh popped popcorn! I may have eaten three bowls of popcorn drizzled with this caramel sauce last night – just to make sure I could recommend that to you!
Please note that you will be using a candy thermometer for this recipe. You’ll want to calibrate it to make sure it’s accurate. Here’s a great tutorial on calibrating a thermometer.
This caramel sauce is made with evaporated milk. You won’t use a whole can though – don’t make the mistake of reading 1 cup as 1 can. You will have some leftover.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy this homemade caramel sauce is over chocolate ice cream, and sprinkled with chopped almonds and a few mini chocolate chips. Sooooo good!
Need a dairy-free caramel sauce? Make this vegan caramel sauce.
And now here’s the recipe for this amazing homemade caramel sauce!
Gluten-free Caramel Sauce Recipe:
I do not recommend trying to cut back the sugar, nor do I recommend substituting with dairy-free alternatives This is definitely a buttery, sugary treat. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
I do not recommend trying to cut back the sugar, nor do I recommend substituting with dairy-free alternatives This is definitely a buttery, sugary treat.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Party time!! Just as I did last year, I’ve gathered some of my favorite gluten-free bloggers to host a virtual ice cream social for these hot summer nights! Each blogger is sharing a recipe for a gluten-free ice cream, topping, popsicle or other cool dessert.
Check out the other 11 gluten-free recipes from my fellow blogger friends. Any of these would be perfect for your ice cream party or just for dessert on any hot night!
I hope you enjoy this gf caramel topping too! Please come back and rate and review it once you’ve tried it!