Coconut milk and coconut sugar are used to make vegan caramel sauce, which is also dairy-free and paleo. You'll want to pour it over everything since it's sweet, golden, and gooey.
A Delicious Vegan Caramel Sauce
I am excited to share with you my latest discovery – a delicious salted caramel sauce that is not only a healthier option but also incredibly indulgent. This recipe is a modern twist on the classic caramel, using natural ingredients like coconut milk, coconut sugar, and coconut oil. It's dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan, making it a guilt-free treat for everyone to enjoy. And, the best part is, you won't even taste the coconut flavor!
Instead, you will experience a rich, sinfully good caramel sauce that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Trust me; you won't want to miss out on this one!
How to Make Vegan Caramel Sauce
If you have been intimidated by making caramel sauce from scratch, then I know this feeling. But I have got great news for you: this recipe is a game-changer. Instead of meticulously monitoring the temperature and stirring constantly, all you need to do is combine coconut milk, coconut sugar, and salt and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes with just a few occasional stirs. Towards the end, you will want to keep a closer eye on it, but that's it!
Once it's ready, simply add vanilla and coconut oil, and voila! You have got yourself the most heavenly salted caramel sauce. Trust me; it's so easy, you'll wonder why you haven't tried it before.
Caramel Sauce Tips
When I first made this caramel sauce, I was a little taken aback by its dark color. But don't worry; this is normal! After chilling in the fridge overnight, it will lighten up a bit and have a more traditional caramel hue. Here's a helpful tip: you will want to use texture, smell, and taste to determine when the sauce is ready. It should coat the back of a spoon and have a rich, caramel-y flavor. Don't worry if it's still quite liquid on the stove - it will thicken slightly as it cools.
Keep in mind that cooking times may vary depending on factors like the brand of coconut milk, stove temperature, and climate. So take your time and let the sauce simmer slowly. The reward is well worth it, and there's no need to rush this gorgeous sauce. Trust me, the final product is absolutely worth the wait.
How to Freeze Salted Caramel Sauce:
- Completely let the sauce to cool.
- Place the sauce in a freezer bag or an airtight container.
- Put a date on the container or bag's label.
- For up to three months, freeze.
How to Refrigerate Salted Caramel Sauce:
- Let the sauce cool completely.
- Pour the sauce into an airtight container.
- Label and date the container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
How to Reheat Salted Caramel Sauce (If Required):
- Take the caramel sauce out of the freezer or refrigerator.
- Make sure it reaches room temperature.
- If the sauce has split, gently reheat it over low heat, while stirring, until it recombines.
- Dispense and savor!
Can I use regular sugar instead of coconut sugar?
Yes, you can use regular sugar if you prefer. Keep in mind that coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index and a slightly different flavor, but regular sugar will work just fine.
Is it possible to make this recipe with light coconut milk?
While it's technically possible to use light coconut milk, keep in mind that the sauce may not be as rich and creamy. If you do use light coconut milk, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.
How long does this sauce keep in the fridge?
The sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container. If you want to extend the shelf life, you can freeze it for up to 3 months instead.
You must try this recipe for salted caramel sauce! In addition to being super simple to create, it's a healthier alternative to conventional caramel sauce. You can make a luscious sauce that's ideal for pouring over pancakes, adding to desserts, or even using as a fruit dip with a few basic ingredients and a little bit of time. Also, you can use our advice on how to reheat and preserve the sauce whenever you like!
So why are you still waiting? Enjoy the sweet, rich flavor of homemade salted caramel sauce by giving it a try.