Caramel Velvet Sauce

Notes: If making ahead, chill airtight up to 1 month. Reheat to soften. The caramel powder mixture (through step 4) is fluffier than sugar, so you get more than you start with.

This recipe goes with Tropical Sundae

Yield: Makes about 2 cups
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 76
  • Calories from fat: 54%
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.7g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 5.2mg
  • Cholesterol: 17mg


  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream


  1. 1. Line a 10- by 15-inch pan with foil.
  2. 2. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, shake sugar often until melted and amber-colored, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Pour melted sugar onto foil. Let stand until hard, about 30 minutes. Peel off foil and break caramel into chunks.
  4. 4. With motor running, drop chunks into a food processor and whirl into a fine powder. Or whirl chunks in batches in a blender.
  5. 5. In a 6- to 8-quart pan, bring cream and caramel powder to a rolling boil, stirring (powder lumps, then melts). Serve warm or cool.
  6. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.
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