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How to make Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce! This sweet and velvety caramel sauce is made without the white sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream, and butter, but you’d never know it. And did I mention it’s vegan, dairy free, and gluten free too? Don’t buy caramel sauce, DIY it! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce

Servings: 20 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Ever wondered how to make caramel sauce? Wonder no more! This Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce is so good it's hard to believe it's refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!


  • one 13.5oz can Light Coconut Milk
  • 56g (¼ cup) Coconut Oil (melted)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 112g (⅓ cup) Pure Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 192g (1 cup) Sucanat
  • 96g (½ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, coconut oil, and salt.
  • In a small saucepan (I used a 2-quart saucepan), add the maple syrup, water, sucanat, and erythritol. Add a candy thermometer to the pot and place over medium-high heat. Do not stir, let it come to a boil.
  • At 250 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the coconut milk/oil mixture. Stop whisking once it's all added. Return to medium-high heat.
  • At 220 degrees Fahrenheit, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. It should look like a dark caramel syrup. Whisk in the vanilla. Pour the mixture into a heat-proof container (I used a 4-cup measuring glass) and let it come to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Keeps for ~2 weeks. Whisk before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you want a thicker caramel sauce, simply reduce the amount of coconut milk by ¼ cup.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbs)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3.5g22%
Sodium 35mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 13g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Syrups
Keyword: DIY