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Easy 3-ingredient vanilla sauce | prettysimplesweet.com

Vanilla Sauce

This is the easiest vanilla sauce recipe ever! It contains only 3 ingredients and goes perfectly on just about anything sweet!


  • 2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup (65 g /2.3 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean - read above post)
  • Optional: up to 1/2 cup (1 stick/113 g) butter for more flavor and a thicker, creamier consistency


  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, 10-15 minutes (or keep cooking until desired consistency).
  2. Drizzle sauce over cakes, pancakes, waffles, bread puddings, and more. Serve warm or slightly cool (the sauce will thicken as it cools).
  3. Sauce will keep in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to a week.