This 4-ingredient Healthy Date Caramel Sauce is so silky smooth, creamy, rich, and sweet (everything you'd ever expect from caramel), that you'd never know it's vegan, dairy free, paleo, and low fat with zero sugar added!
In a heatproof bowl, add the dates and pour the boiling water on top. Let soak for 45 minutes.
Reserve 1 cup of the soaking liquid and drain the rest.
In a high-speed blender (I used my NutriBullet. A Vitamix would work too!), add the soaked dates and ½ cup of the reserved liquid. Puree until smooth, adding more water as needed. In total, I needed ~¾ cup.
Add the coconut milk, vanilla extract, caramel flavor, and salt, and puree until very smooth.
Pour into a jar, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store. Keeps for ~2 weeks.
**If you don't want to use this, I suppose you can use more vanilla instead. You just won't have as strong of a caramel flavor as I got.
Healthy Date Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbs)
Calories 50Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.