Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce made with coconut milk & coconut sugar. Sweet & gooey, just like it should be yet healthier & allergy-free.
This easy vegan caramel sauce came about as I was making a new dessert recipe (coming soon) and needed a caramel sauce. Since all the store bought brands contained dairy, I figured it was about time that I made my own.
I’m so glad that I did, because this easy caramel sauce tastes AH-MA-ZING on so many things! Nice cream, brownies, apple slices, bananas OR straight from the spoon :). You’ll never want to look at store bought caramel again.
OK, I have a question for you….do you call it CARE-A-MEL or CAR-MEL? Care-a-mel is the pronunciation I grew up using, but it doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, as long as it tastes delicious. And this vegan sauce is just that. It is sweet, golden & gooey, just like any good caramel sauce should be.
I like to pair my caramel sauce with a little homemade ganache. I use ganache on our Brookie Ice Cream Cake , GF German Chocolate Cake , and Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake with Ganache. You can even drizzle it on top of these Double Chocolate Pancakes . Whatever you use the ganache for, be to make a little extra for later because you’ll have a jar of caramel sauce and you’ll want to use both!
If you’re looking for instant gratification, how about making this Grilled Banana Sundae recipe and then slathering our easy vegan caramel sauce on top with a little chocolate ganache? Here’s what you need:
- agave or liquid sweetener (just a drizzle will do)
- ground cinnamon
- dairy-free ice cream and/or cocowhip (So Delicious is our favorite brand)
Simple cut your banana in half (leave the skin on), the drizzle banana side with agave & sprinkle with cinnamon. Grill on cut side first a few minutes then flip and grill on skin side another 2-3 minutes, until soft. Remove from grill, serve with some dairy-free ice cream & cocowhip then drizzle with vegan caramel & ganache. Go Dairy Free has a recipe for Homemade Strawberry Magic Shell that I think would pair perfectly with this grilled banana recipe as well.
But first, we gotta make our Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce.
Make this now…..
- • 1 can full fat coconut milk
- • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- • 1/4 cup maple syrup
- • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
- • 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil
- • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- • In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, sugar, syrup & salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower temperature and let simmer 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- • The last 5 minutes, be sure to stir more frequently to incorporate bits from the bottom and sides.
- • Add coconut oil and vanilla extract at the end to enhance flavor & help thicken the sauce.
- • Serve warm or refrigerate in a sealed glass jar, after allowing to cool 10-15 minutes.
Will store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is only an estimate based off of using an online calculator. Numbers will change depending on brands used.
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Do you have are recipe that comes to mind that you’d like to use this caramel sauce on? Maybe its drizzling it over a cake or cupcake? Pouring on top of ice cream or adding a sprinkling of caramel over a hot cup of coffee with a dollop of whip? Comment below and share your ideas with everyone else.