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These Homemade Caramels will absolutely melt in your mouth! Incredible from scratch recipe for Homemade Caramel made with heavy cream and butter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Caramel
Servings: 40
Calories: 174kcal


  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 pint 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


  • In a medium size pot, combine everything except the vanilla.
  • Monitor the heat of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring occasionally.
  • When the thermometer reaches 245 degrees {240 degrees is also called soft ball stage, I like to cook mine to 245 degrees}, remove pot from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased 12×15 pan and let the mixture cool completely.
  • When cooled cut the caramel into small squares and wrap them in wax paper for storage.


High Elevation: Cook caramel to 10 degrees less!! 
If you live above 4,000 feet, you'll need to cook it to just 235 degrees F for it to be the perfect consistency. 


Serving: 2g | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg