Well yes, of course heavy cream is unhealthy, but this IS caramel sauce. It’s not going to be “healthy” with the heavy cream or without it. But the thing about this is I personally NEVER HAVE HEAVY CREAM LYING AROUND IN MY FRIDGE!! And i used to go out and buy a quart just to make some caramel sauce, until i tweaked some recipes i found and discovered this recipe! It’s so smooth and just as decadent. Plus it works absolutely unnoticed in any recipe it’s called for in!!
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of whole milk (or what you have, higher fat content is ideal for texture)
1/4 tsp salt
Place the butter, sugar, and salt in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir until the butter and sugar have dissolved. Add the milk and let the mixture boil aggressively for 3 or 4 minutes stirring every 10 seconds or so to prevent the caramel on the bottom of the pot from burning. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely at room temperature before using.
Store in a glass canning jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. You can reheat it in the microwave in a glass bowl or right in the glass jar with the lid removed for 20 second intervals, stirring in between until it reached the consistency you desire. Your gonna love this. Enjoy!