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Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won’t buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce! 

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won't buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce! http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

You can make this lovely sauce easily with a few ingredients at home! Add amazing richness and flavor to your Buttermilk pancakes, sweet quick breads, muffins, pies, and ice cream. Pour it over cookies, cheesecakes, or cupcakes.

So many uses for a good sweet sauce like this one! Like it salted? Drizzle it over frosting like Kayti Did for several of her cupcakes and sprinkle on the sea salt! Go for it!

If you need a thicker, more spreadable caramel sauce, try Inger’s single Ingredient Caramel Spread. so yummy and it’s fantastic in Banoffee Pie!

I decided to use Homemade Buttermilk Caramel sauce in my Caramel Pecan Banana Date bread recipe.  This Caramel sauce over the top brings a simple banana bread recipe up to delicious dessert!

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

In the past, I rarely bought Caramel sauce from the store. It’s sat in my fridge forever. Until it finally got so crusty I threw it out. Thats because store bought is full of nasty ingredients I can’t pronounce.

The store bought sauce is almost certainly devoid of all nutrients, other than sugar. I can’t justify it for the calories it adds to my diet. It also has an off chemical taste, somewhat masked by all the sugar added into the store brands.

I gave up store brand processed bakery items years ago for the same reason.  Also store bought ice cream. Those items VERY rarely make an appearance in my kitchen anymore. Way Too Dangerous for our health and waist lines!

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won't buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce! http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is so buttery, and rich. The flavor is amazing!

Homemade with real wholesome ingredients is where it is at! Even for ‘junk food’!

This sauce is a great example of the improvement in the quality of our food. Making it myself with good quality ingredients gives us a much healthier diet! I’m enjoying making my own ice cream too! The Truly amazing thing is…homemade food with real ingredients, does NOT make me fat!

I’m pretty sure the reason is that homemade goodies do NOT have the additives that make us addicted to our food. The processed food industry does purposefully and with full FDA approval put horrid, addicting additives into our processed foods. I walked off that train years ago.

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel SauceHomemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won't buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce! http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won’t buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce!

I hope you’ll follow me down the homemade track. For the health of your family; unchain your taste buds from the processed foods and make it yourself. You won’t be sorry!


Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce Recipe:

One note about the buttermilk:

I encourage you to use real, natural buttermilk.  Real buttery buttermilk made from Guernsey Cows is amazingly flavorful and so good for you.

Putting vinegar in your milk (like I used to do) is not even close to the excellent flavor a truly good buttermilk can give you! Same thing with the butter. Use real organic butter!

The only other thing:

Do NOT use a small pot for this recipe! It will boil up more than you think! A soup pot is a very good idea!

This is a very easy recipe. Just follow the directions and enjoy!

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won't buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce! http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

Here is your printable recipe:

 

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce
Yield: 16 servings

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce is Rich, thick and delicious. This sticky, buttery sauce uses real butter and buttermilk. The flavor is outstanding! You won’t buy syrup for ice cream, desserts or pancakes after tasting this delectable sauce! 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Measure out buttermilk, sugar, butter, corn syrup and baking soda into a very large pot
  2. Heat to medium high and gently stir together until it boils
  3. After it bubbles, reduce heat to low and maintain a simmer
  4. Stir another 8 or so minutes until the caramel turns deep golden brown and slightly transparent. It will be slightly foamy
  5. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and let cool
  6. The foam will form a skin on top. Remove that foamy skin for best, prettiest syrup

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 148mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 0gSugar 21gProtein 0g

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Rachel Shutty

Sunday 22nd of April 2018

I made this for the coffee cupcakes and it was SO good. Creamy, drizzled perfectly. I made a half batch today and for some reason after it cooled it got all granular and chunky and I’m not sure why. It was creamy before when it was still warm. Any thoughts?

Diane

Sunday 22nd of April 2018

Hi Rachel, I'm so happy you loved this sauce on your cupcakes. I'm sorry your second batch did not turn out for you. Try doing a full batch again and following the directions precisely. I have noticed sweet sticky sauces like this one are tricky to get right when the measurements change. It sounds like you over cooked it and that makes sense for this smaller volume.I'm sure it overheated. That would cause the results you describe. I hope that helps and thank you for reaching out with your question.

Sara Whipple

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Hi, and thank you for the recipe! It's fantastic! I'm wondering how you store this sauce? I's it safe left on the counter, or do you keep it in the fridge?

Diane

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Hi Sara, I'm so glad you're enjoying this caramel sauce recipe. I stored it covered in the fridge in an airtight container. It will last several days if you keep air out of the container. Enjoy and have a great day!

Mel

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Is there a way to get around the corn syrup?

Diane

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Hi Mel, You can omit the corn syrup and still get a caramel sauce. I would love to know if you enjoy the syrup that way. I'm sure you are not alone in looking for a beautiful rich result without corn syrup. I found this link for you. This is good post that includes some information about the science in making caramel sauce. Good luck and let us know your results! Remember she is not using buttermilk. Hers is a very different recipe so I can't say the results will be as good.

Kim

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

would this recipe work if I wanted to seal the jars to use for future gifts?

Diane

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Hi Kim, Home canning chocolate and caramel sauces is not recommended by the USDA. They are both very low acid content and therefore unsafe to can. That said: Go ahead and make this sauce for gifts. It will be stunning in a gift baskets or by itself and well loved. I found this link for you on ChowHound.com. This is a discussion of this issue. Caramel sauce will keep for ages in the fridge. Just put a tag on the jar that tells them to store in it the fridge. This is a great gift idea! Good luck!

Kathy

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Best caramel sauce ever! Love it on bread pudding and cheesecake and on a spoon!

Diane

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us you love our Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce! You made my day! I can't wait to to put it on cheesecake and bread pudding. I already know it's fantastic on a spoon! :)

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