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…..
Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce
A healthier, allergy-friendly Easy Vegan Coconut Caramel Sauce made with coconut milk & coconut sugar. Sweet & gooey, just like it should be!
- • 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.
Becky Striepe says
Oh this looks delicious, and I love the idea of using it on grilled fruit!
You must try it on grilled bananas and grilled pineapple. Simply delicious.
Margaret E Clegg says
I can imagine drenching soooooo many of my desserts in this! Coconut milk for the win!
Lots of delicious possibilities 🙂
Even though I am allergic to bananas that grilled one looks amazing. I can just see this sauce being the perfect addition to anything apple flavoured.
Brianna Wolin says
Oh yummy! Now, to dip an apple in it…with enjoy life mini chips on top!
That sounds like a perfectly delicious way to enjoy caramel sauce.
Dianne's Vegan Kitchen says
Yum! Caramel is something I’ve missed in my vegan years. I can’t wait to try this.
I felt the same way but now I can enjoy a healthier version and keep it safe for our family. Glad you get to enjoy caramel again.
Alisa Fleming says
easy and caramel – those two words are magic together! And I love the ingredients you used – delish!
I’ve made something similar, but have never used coconut sugar. I know I should, since it’s a more natural sugar. Gotta get me some!
Erica D. says
I can’t wait to try this!
Vegan caramel is totally one of those unicorn foods. It’s hard to come by, but I am all in on those occasions that I find it. Yours sounds amazing, and I can imagine how delicious it would be over grilled fruit. So great for summer!
It really is one of those unicorn foods!
Ginny McMeans says
I love this recipe and I have all of the ingredients. It’s going down!
YES! I like to hear those words.
The Vegan 8 says
I LOVE making homemade vegan caramel! This looks too good! I make mine similar to this as well, but add in sweet potato 🙂
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite says
Homemade caramel is such a great staple! I have some in my fridge now for those oatmeal smoothies I’ve been making. It’s so great to drizzle on just about anything, or a great fruit dip for the kids! Much better than the processed store bought! Yum!
I completely agree, so much better than store-bought. I use it as much as I can, including your Salted Caramel smoothie.
Daren Jones says
when cooled, will the sauce be thick enough to be piped into truffle shells to make gluten free salted caramel truffles??
Nicole Dawson says
Awesome! Thank you for sharing