This Vegan Caramel Sauce is the ultimate caramel sauce! Made from coconut milk and coconut sugar - so it's dairy free and paleo as well! Sweet, golden in color, and gooey, that you'll hardly miss the regular caramel sauce! And just in time for all the thanksgiving treats that call for caramel!


Vegan Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce is definitely not your mothers or grandmothers typical caramel sauce. It has no refined sugar, butter, or heavy cream, and believe it or not, it taste almost like that exact caramel recipe! This dairy free, paleo, and vegan alternative to caramel sauce shines some new light to coconuts! With two coconut products: coconut milk and coconut sugar.

And before you start doubting and asking if it tastes like coconuts - let me be the first to assure you that its far from it! It's sinfully good, creamy, and dreamy. All natural ingredients!


What's Vegan Caramel Made Out Of

So what are the actual ingredients of this Salted Caramel Sauce? First, pick your all-natural sugar of choice. I stuck with coconut sugar, because it's what I had on hand, and I love the flavor it gives, but you can use cane sugar, organic brown sugar, sukrin gold (brown sugar substitute), sucanat, or even date sugar.

Next is the coconut milk. Yes, friends. Coconut milk helps the caramel sauce to get to that thick and creamy texture, while also keeping it dairy free and vegan. Don't get any coconut milk though, for this recipe, you'll need to the full fat coconut milk. It's the perfect heavy cream substitute.

Lastly, sea salt! You guys, don't skip the sea salt. A small pinch of this will elevate all the ingredients and balance out the sweetness. I only added 1/2 tsp, but feel free to adjust according to your taste buds.


How To Make Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

Ditch the candy thermometer because you won't be needing it today! This version to caramel sauce is much easier is twice as fast! And here is a step my step plus pictures to show you how!

Gather you'r ingredients and place coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt into a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Bring up to a boil, keep a close eye on it so it doesn't boil over. Once boiling, lower the temperature, keeping the sauce at a low simmer. Simmer fo about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. The last 4-8 minutes, stir more frequently to incorporate all the bits at the bottom of the pan into your caramel sauce.

As soon as the sauce has turned into a dark amber color, and it has thickened, remove the pan from the heat, allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or refrigerate in a sealed glass jar.

Salted Caramel Sauce Tips

  • Judge the doneness. The texture, smell, even the taste. Cook until it coats the back of the spoon and tastes caramel-y. If yours still looks liquid on the stove, it will thicken slightly as it cools. And the cooking times will vary depending on the brand of coconut milk. you use.
  • Don't rush the sauce! Let it simmer and do it's own thing. It'll be worth the wait.
  • Don't be alarmed when from one minutes, it's a light brown, and the next, it turns into a dark amber color. As it chills in the fridge overnight, it will lighten up a bit.


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Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Chill time:
Total time:
45 minutes
Yield:
8 servings
Cuisine:
Category:

Ingredients

  • 13.5 oz Coconut Milk, Full Fat
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Directions

  1. Place coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt into a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring up to a boil, keep a close eye on it so it doesn't boil over. Once boiling, lower the temperature, keeping the sauce at a low simmer.
  3. Simmer fo about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. The last 4-8 minutes, stir more frequently to incorporate all the bits at the bottom of the pan into your caramel sauce.
  4. As soon as the sauce has turned into a dark amber color, and it has thickened, remove the pan from the heat, allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or refrigerate in a sealed glass jar.

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