culinary review

Simple Vanilla Sauce

Last Modified: 01/05/08
First Published: 10/28/07
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General Info
Servings: 12
Total Cost: $1.05
Cost Per Serving: $0.09
Total Calories: 1,287
Calories/Serving: 107
Butter, Unsalted 3 Tablespoons 42.00 Grams $0.19 300
Sugar, White Granulated 3/4 Cups 150.00 Grams $0.20 581
Heavy Whipping Cream 36% 1/2 Cup 120.00 Grams $0.56 400
Salt, Table 1 Pinch 0.38 Gram $0.00 0
Extract, Vanilla Pure 1/2 Teaspoon 2.17 Grams $0.10 6

This vanilla sauce is ridiculously simple to make yet utterly delectable. Sweet, rich and completelyvanilla_sauce delightful, it’s made with simple ingredients such as butter, sugar, cream and vanilla.

This sauce goes excellent with bread pudding and different kinds of cakes… In many areas outside of the United States, this kind of sauce is served next to warm crumbles and cobblers.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Utilizing a thick-bottom sauce pan, melt the butter and add the sugar, heavy cream and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. After about 5 minutes, add the vanilla extract and take away from the heat. Serve either warm or cold and pour over your favorite dessert.

This sauce will be very thin while it's hot, however once it cools, it will thicken considerably.