Easy Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

Made on the stovetop in 5 minutes, this easy homemade butterscotch sauce is perfect for drizzling over ice cream!

Measure out butter, dark brown sugar, heavy cream, lemon juice, vanilla, salt, and light corn syrup.

Step 1

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add brown sugar, heavy cream, and lemon juice to the saucepan, whisking until combined.

Step 3

Bring mixture to a low, gentle boil over medium-low heat (small bubbles will form at the edge of the pan).

Step 4

Cook for 4 minutes, whisking frequently. The mixture will be smooth, bubbly and slightly lighter in color.

Step 5

Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl. Stir in vanilla, salt, and corn syrup until smooth. Sauce thickens as it cools.

Step 6

You'll love this easy butterscotch topping!