Caramel Sauce- Easy Dessert (Just Sugar, Cream, & Ice Cream)

With some ice-cream, sugar, and cream on hand, one can pull together an awesome dessert in no time! This is one of those quick and easy recipes; a perfect dessert choice for special occasions when time runs out. For a larger amount, increase quantities and use a larger pan.

For a variation, substitute butter for the cream, adding a touch of salt, and some water too, if necessary, to thin it out. Butterscotch!

Serves 4 or so.



  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • Approx. 1/4 c. cream


1. To caramelize sugar, get med.-small heavy skillet smoking hot. Turn pan off and sprinkle sugar in (enough sugar for a layer to cover the bottom of the pan): > 1/2 c. sugar

2. Tilt the pan to let unmelted sugar fall into “hot spots”. Turn pan back on if necessary, until sugar becomes a golden brown syrup

3. Remove pan from burner and very slowly add cream, stirring a bit in to incorporate it before adding the rest: > Approx. 1/4 c. cream, heated

3. Pour into a creamer or pitcher, dish up the ice cream, and enjoy!

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