A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we're upgrading caramel sauce.
Rewind back to the early ’90s and you’ll find me in an Emack & Bolio’s, swinging on a swing with my dad, eating banana ice cream with whipped cream and extra hot fudge—never, ever caramel sauce. Even as a child, I found this sundae-favorite too sweet and, in the decades since, not much has changed.