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Toffee Sauce

close up shot of a jar of Toffee Sauce with a spoon dipped into the jar
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.


Sodium: 255mgCalcium: 536mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 8297IUSugar: 428gPotassium: 779mgCholesterol: 733mgCalories: 3927kcalTrans Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 67gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 158gFat: 250gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 437gIron: 3mg