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Homemade Vegan Caramel Sauce

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 0 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: caramel sauce
  • Diet: Vegan


Four ingredient homemade vegan caramel sauce comes together in under 20 minutes and perfect for drizzling on any dessert!



  • 1 can (15 oz) unsweetened coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place the coconut cream and coconut sugar in a saucepot or deep skillet over high heat.
  2. Bring it to a rolling boil for 15 minutes, whisking constantly.
  3. If it’s not thickening up to your liking, turn up the heat and continue to whisk constantly as it boils for another 5 – 10 minutes. Take it off the heat right before your desired consistency because it continues to thicken as it cools.
  4. Once the caramel is your desired consistency, turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla and sea salt.
  5. Eat it warm if you wish, or place it in the fridge for it to continue to thicken.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 171
  • Sugar: 13.1g
  • Sodium: 117mg
  • Fat: 12.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.5g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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