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How to Store Salted Caramel Sauce

Whether you’re making classic or sugar-free salted caramel sauce, you may want to hold on to the leftovers. Salted caramel sauce does not have to be used immediately, but it must be frozen in order to be stored. This sauce can be kept in a sealed jar in the freezer for up to 3 months and must be gently reheated before use—just don’t boil the sauce as you reheat it. 

Of course, make sure that the sauce is room temperature before decanting it, as pouring a hot liquid into a container may cause the glass to break.

Storing and Freezing

  • How to store: Salted caramel sauce may be stored in a covered container at room temperature for one to two days, or it can be refrigerated for up to a month. To make the sauce easier to drizzle, slowly reheat the salted caramel on the stove or briefly microwave it at a low temperature.
  • How to freeze: Salted caramel sauce can be frozen in a sealed container for up to three months. When you’re ready to use it, allow it to thaw overnight inside the refrigerator or for several hours at room temperature.

How to Freeze Caramel Sauce

If you want to have homemade salted caramel on hand, you can preserve it for up to three months. While salted caramel sauce is easy to store in a glass jar in the refrigerator, it shouldn’t be frozen in a glass container. Place the sauce inside an airtight plastic storage container to freeze it, and allow it to reach room temperature before use.

Does Caramel Sauce Need to Be Refrigerated?

Salted caramel sauce uses condensed milk, but the milk is stabilized by the sugar so it does not need to be frozen right away. That said, experts recommend refrigerating the remaining caramel sauce to extend its shelf life–but it is completely acceptable to serve at room temperature atop cakes, brownies, and other baked goods, as well as in gift jars.

Refrigeration is considered to be the most useful technique for longer-term storage of any caramel sauce. Once the salted caramel sauce has cooled, gently pour it into a container, and keep refrigerated for a maximum of one month.


Salted caramel sauce is easy to make and has a hundred uses in the kitchen. Next time you make some, make a double batch and save the extra—you may be happy to have it around. Of course, if you’re looking for an easy-to-store, sugar-free salted caramel sauce, Skinny Mixes has you covered!

For more ideas on how to spice up your cooking, check out our recent articles on how to use salted caramel sauce at home as well as recipes with caramel sauce.