Effortless Caramel Recipe in Just 6 Minutes


  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • A dash of salt (to balance sweetness)

How to Prepare the 6-Minute Caramel:

  1. Begin Simply: Combine granulated sugar and water in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed pan, ensuring even moisture of the sugar.
  2. Apply Heat: Set the pan over medium-high heat, allowing the sugar to dissolve completely without stirring, avoiding crystallization.
  3. Observe the Transformation: Watch as the syrup bubbles, increases, and then decreases in size as water evaporates, typically after a minute or two.
  4. Achieve the Amber Tone: In about 4-5 minutes, the syrup will transform into a captivating amber hue, indicating the desired caramelization.
  5. Cool and Incorporate: Remove from heat promptly and slowly add heavy cream while whisking continuously, as the mixture will bubble vigorously.
  6. Enhance with Flavors: Whisk in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt until achieving a smooth, velvety caramel texture.
  7. Present with Style: Drizzle over ice cream, pancakes, or your preferred dessert, savoring the delightful taste of your homemade 6-minute caramel!


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