Butterscotch Sauce


This is the quickest, easiest butterscotch sauce recipe ever. Ready to serve in 15 minutes, this melty butterscotch topping is sure to add some sweetness to any dessert! Serve warm on ice cream for a tasty butterscotch sundae!

Butterscotch Sauce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 1/2 cups


  • ½ cup butter or unsalted butter

  • ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, half-and-half, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and just comes to a full boil. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm. (Cover and chill any leftovers for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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