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[How to make Date Caramel Sauce] This Healthy Date Caramel Sauce is silky smooth, creamy, rich, and sweet, you'd never know it's vegan and low fat with no sugar added! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Date Caramel Sauce

Servings: 20 servings
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
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!


  • 2 packed cups (300g) Pitted Dates
  • 2 cups Boiling Water
  • cup Light Coconut Milk (canned)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Caramel Flavor **
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

**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.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Date Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbs)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.5g1%
Sodium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Syrups