Quick, Easy and Oh-So-Tasty Caramel Sauce

Today has been one of those lazy days when I don’t really feel like doing much. I know I should wash some laundry before it becomes an insurmountable task. Or perhaps mop the floors which are sorely neglected at the moment. Or at least organize my upstairs sitting area (not really sure what to call that spot…it’s a bit big to be a hall, but not really big enough to be a real room). Instead I opted for sitting around in comfy clothes with my husband and kids. 🙂

I guess it’s just a little hard to get motivated knowing my husband will be leaving for an overseas business trip soon.At least my neighbors are family members, so we won’t be too lonely. And  it’s only for a week…it could be worse. He could still be in the Marine Corps and be deployed for long periods of time. I’m really going to miss him!  I can say that I definitely admire all the men and women who serve our country…both in the military and those who hold things together while their spouses are deployed.

Anyway, I’m rambling… 😉

Since it’s fairly hot over here we decided on ice cream for dessert tonight which is easy for me! This caramel sauce recipe I’m going to share with you is super easy, too!

You will need:

1/2 cup butter (no substitutions)

1 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup heavy cream, unwhipped

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

In a small saucepan melt butter. Add the brown sugar; whisk until combined and thickened (about 2 minutes).

Whisk in the whipping cream, until thoroughly blended (2 more minutes).Mix in vanilla (if using) until combined.

This sauce will thicken up more when refrigerated. It has a very creamy taste and texture…not overly sticky or gummy.

Store it in the fridge in a jar and use this on just about anything that requires caramel sauce.

As for me, I’m going back to enjoying my lazy day! 🙂

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