Mar 9, 2013
Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce
Oh yes. Homemade Caramel Sauce… HEALTHY Homemade Caramel Sauce! Oh yes x 2.
It all started with those Millionaire Shortbread Bars
. I was shocked at how the caramel layer turned out perfectly. As I stirred the cooking caramel on the stove I craned my neck over the pot to smell that smooth, creamy and enticing scent. It was so similar to real caramel I couldn’t believe it. I mean, sweet and velvety caramel sauce without the heavy cream, white sugar and butter?
Oh yes x 3.
I have wanted to healthify caramel sauce for so long now, I am so glad I finally did it. I realized that I avoided so many recipes using the ingredient because I couldn’t find any healthy options out there that actually tasted like caramel. So I made up for that by brainstorming ideas as I poured the caramel sauce into my serving glasses.
You can drizzle it over cakes, pancakes, ice cream, pie, etc.
You can stir it into your coffee.
You can fill cupcakes with it.
You can pour it into your mouth.
You can bathe in it.
You can marry it.
Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce (refined sugar free!)
- Spray a ceramic dish with cooking spray.
- In a microwave-safe container, microwave the coconut milk, almond milk, shortening and salt at 20-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted.
- In a medium-sized pot, whisk together the agave, water, sucanat and erythritol. Add a candy thermometer to the pot and place over medium-high heat. Do not stir, just let it come to a boil.
- At 250 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the milk/shortening mixture. Stop whisking once it's all added. Return the pot to medium-high heat.
- At 250 degrees Fahrenheit, turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and let sit at room temp for 1-2 hours.
- Stir mixture well, then scoop/pour into a container (I put half in a squirt bottle and half in a maple syrup server)
*I made this a few times with varying levels of coconut milk, agave and water to get myself a little more familiar with caramel-making and the liquid:sugar ratio. This caramel sauce also works with 1/3 cup agave nectar and 2 tbs water instead of 1/4 cup of each. This also works with pure maple syrup instead of agave.
This recipe is: reduced fat, reduced sugar, gluten free and vegan!
This homemade caramel sauce goes well over everything. Like these super awesome individual apple pies
drank could drink this homemade caramel sauce. Who needs water?