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Toffee Sauce

Rich and decadent, this toffee sauce is the perfect way to take your ice cream sundae to over-the-top delicious.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pint
Calories 3927 kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt or sea salt flakes (optional)


  • In a heavy saucepan, melt together the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly to prevent sugar from burning on the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the butter and sugar have melted, whisk in the heavy cream until smooth.
  • Cook the sauce over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, just until it begins simmering. Continue to stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat and carefully stir in the vanilla extract (mixture will bubble up) and a pinch of salt, if desired (mixture will bubble up for a moment and then subside).
  • Cool to room temperature, toffee sauce will thicken as it cools.


PRO TIP: Stir frequently with a wooden spoon, so you don’t scorch the caramel. 
PRO TIP: The vanilla and salt are optional and will change the flavor of the caramel sauce - you can adjust the amounts to your preferred taste.
PRO TIP: The toffee sauce thickens as it cools. Once it is completely cool, it will be too thick to pour smoothly. It can be reheated for 10-15 seconds at a time in the microwave to make it more pourable.


Calories: 3927kcalCarbohydrates: 437gProtein: 6gFat: 250gSaturated Fat: 158gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 67gTrans Fat: 7gCholesterol: 733mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 779mgSugar: 428gVitamin A: 8297IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 536mgIron: 3mg