If gooey, thick caramel is your favorite treat, have you ever wondered on how to thicken your own caramel sauce? Now you can! All you need is store-bought caramel sauce and a few simple ingredients.
With just a few minutes, you can thicken store-bought caramel sauce and have its delicious, thick goodness in no time.
Start by gently heating the store-bought caramel sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat. As the caramel sauce heats up, be sure to stir it frequently.
The stirring motion helps to break down any clumps that may have formed and will help make the sauce much thicker.
As the sauce thickens, you can turn the heat down and continue stirring until you reach the desired thickness.
Adding a few tablespoons of butter to the sauce as it heats up will also help to thicken it. The butter melts and will make the sauce more creamy and thick.
Be sure to add the butter gradually, stirring it into the sauce until you have reached the desired consistency. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water and heat it up more.
Another simple way to thicken up your store-bought caramel sauce is to add a tablespoon of cornstarch or flour.
Gradually add the cornstarch to the sauce while stirring, and you will quickly see the difference.
This is an easy and simple way to instantly thicken your caramel sauce. Better yet, you can use condensed milk to thicken the sauce.
This can be done quickly and the added sweetness to the caramel sauce is a great bonus. Simply add a tablespoon of condensed milk at a time, stirring until the desired thickness is reached.
Last but not least, adding a tablespoon of heavy cream to the caramel sauce as it warms will give it a wonderfully creamy taste and thicker texture.
Do this gradually so the cream doesn’t curdle, and stir continuously until the sauce has been thickened to the desired consistency.
Thicken With a Thickening Agent
If you want to thicken your store-bought caramel sauce fast, add a thickening agent. This is usually easy to find in the baking section of your local grocery store and can easily transform your store-bought caramel sauce into an ultra-thick and delicious treat.
All you need to do is whisk the thickening agent into the sauce and heat until it reaches the desired thickness.
Combine Coconut Cream and Caramel Sauce
One of the more delicious ways to thicken store-bought caramel sauce is by combining it with coconut cream. This makes for a delightful, creamy caramel that will melt in your mouth.
Simply add a few tablespoons of coconut cream to the sauce, then mix in the caramel. Heat the mixture until it starts to thicken. Then get ready to be amazed at the deliciousness!
Mix in Nut Butters
This might sound odd, but adding a few tablespoons of nut butter to your store-bought caramel sauce can truly make your caramel sauce thicker and more luxurious. This also adds a nice nutty flavor that will enhance any dessert or treat.
Try adding a tablespoon of almond butter or cashew butter to your caramel sauce and heat until it has reached the desired thickness.
Infuse with Flavorful Spices
When making store-bought caramel sauce, you can also add flavorful spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to infuse the sauce with a rich, aromatic flavor. Simply add 1 teaspoon of your favorite warm spice (or a combination of a few) to the sauce.
Then, stir until melted and enjoy the complementary sweet and spicy flavor.
Add a Sweetener for an Ultra Level of Sweetness
While store-bought caramel sauce is usually pretty sweet to begin with, adding an extra sweetener to it will truly make it irresistible. For an extra level of sweetness, add a few tablespoons of brown sugar to the sauce.
The brown sugar will add a deeper sweetness that will make your taste buds tingle with delight! Or you can add a sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or agave for a sweet and sticky texture.