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Butterscotch Sauce

Really easy butterscotch sauce with just 3 ingredients. Perfect for pouring on ice-cream, desserts or just licking from the spoon!
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 200 ml


  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 120 ml single cream - or 60ml double cream and 60ml milk
  • 60 g unsalted butter


  • Put the butter (60g) into a saucepan and cook over a low heat until the butter has melted.
  • Add the light brown sugar (100g) and single cream (120ml) and stir until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the sauce starts to bubble, stirring the sauce occasionally. Once the sauce is bubbling, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly (if you're making a larger portion, you'll need to simmer the sauce for longer, e.g. if I make a double portion I'll simmer the sauce for 8 minutes).
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and either serve hot or leave to cool (the sauce will thicken as it cools. If you find it gets too thick you can simply heat it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to make it pourable).


Makes about 200ml of sauce – easily increased to make a larger serving. However, the cooking time will be longer.


Serving: 15ml | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Sugar: 7.7g

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Ice Cream Sauce
Author: Charlotte Oates