This vegan date caramel sauce is all-natural, smooth and ready in 5 minutes. Made with a few natural ingredients and no refined sugar. Perfect for dipping and drizzling.
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😋Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's the best vegan caramel sauce - the resemblance to traditional caramel sauce is uncanny.
- Can be used as a dip, dripped, or drizzled
- An all-natural alternative to traditional carmel sauce. Creamy, nutritious, and feels indulgent without any refined sugar or butters.
- Ready in five minutes
- Dietary friendly - vegan, dairy free, gluten-free, grain free, oil-free, corn free and soy free
✔️Ingredients You'll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Medjool dates should be soft (best at room temperature), pitted and halved. They are best at room temperature. Medjool dates have a natural caramel creaminess taste and texture.
Coconut cream - use the thick creamy part, usually the top of the can.
Salt - a pinch is all you need, which makes a noticeable difference. I like using Himalayan salt (affiliate link).
Dairy-free milk you can use any you prefer, I used almond milk. Try and find one that has minimal ingredients if you are buying it.
🥄How To Make Date Caramel Sauce
Step 1 - Place all the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until it is smooth and creamy. You will need to scrap the sides of the blender down several times. This step may take several minutes.
Step 2 - Pour into an air-tight container and enjoy as needed.
⭐ Pro Tips
Always check in the insides of the dates as you half them, make sure they are all okay.
This vegan caramel recipe requires a high-powered blender is crucial as it will puree the Medjool dates and create the right consistency for this sauce. I like to use the Froothie G2.6 blender (affiliate link - use discount code "Plantbasedfolk15" to get $15AUD off your next purchase (AU only)).
The consistency of this vegan caramel sauce can be adjusted by adding more or less coconut cream and dairy-free milk.
A dash of vanilla can also be added to adjust the flavoring and the salt can be increased to make it more like a salted version.
Enjoy this vegan caramel sauce with any of the following suggestions;
As a dip with fruit - I personally like it with apples, try it with this kiwi Christmas tree during the festive season.
On ice cream such as this caramel nice cream
Smeared onto bread, pancakes such as vegan oatmeal pancakes, crepes, cakes, waffles, desserts or similar.
Topped onto overnight oatmeal or with porridges, such as this quinoa flakes porridge.
Caramel sauce made with dates tastes like hints of all the ingredients included (dates, maple syrup, and coconut), which is sweet and similar to traditional caramel flavoring without the added butter or refined sugar.
Leave them out at room temperature until they have softened. If they do not soften, add a couple of tablespoons of boiling water to the pitted dates and allow them to sit in this for a few minutes. You may need to adjust the quantities of coconut cream and milk to accommodate the added water.
If the sauce warmed up from blending, allow it to cool down to room temperature, then transfer to an air tight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Another recipe using dates is my easy all natural black sesame cookies.
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All Natural Vegan Date Caramel Sauce
- 10 Medjool dates pitted and halved
- ½ cup Maple Syrup
- ½ cup Coconut cream
- 2 tablespoon Dairy free milk
- 1 pinch Himalayan salt
- Place all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until it smooth and creamy. You will need to scrap the sides of the food processor several times. This step may take several minutes.10 Medjool dates, ½ cup Maple Syrup, ½ cup Coconut cream, 2 tablespoon Dairy free milk, 1 pinch Himalayan salt
- Pour into an air tight container and enjoy as needed.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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