3-Ingredient Vanilla Sauce Recipe: Spoon This Sweet Sauce on Everything by 30Seconds Food

3-Ingredient Vanilla Sauce Recipe: Spoon This Sweet Sauce on Everything

Sometimes you need to make something sweet just a little sweeter. We get it! This easy vanilla sauce recipe has just three simple ingredients and cooks in about 10 minutes. The sauce can be spooned or drizzled over cakes, bread pudding, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, pies and cobblers. Or, use it as a dip for pound cake cubes, pretzels, cookies or fruit.

The butter in this vanilla sauce recipe is optional. It is delicious without it, but does add a different flavor and even more creaminess. Your call. Store the vanilla sauce in the refrigerator, covered, for about one week.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: Makes about 2 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the cream, sugar, vanilla and butter, if using, into a saucepot. 
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook, stirring often, until thick, about 10 minutes.

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Saucepots $10 & Up
Sauce Boats $10 & Up
Vanilla Extract $4 & Up

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Thanks for sharing this great article
Donna John
Delicious!!! Add a few shakes of cinnamon. Mmm.

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