Smooth, sticky, and sweet are the words that come to mind when we think about this Vegan Caramel Sauce. This recipe is very easy and requires only three ingredients—which is surprising because the taste is intricate and heavenly.
Vegan Caramel Sauce is a handy recipe to have on hand. It can be used with many recipes. Some of our favorite ways to use this caramel sauce include...
- Vegan Gingerbread Pear Bundt Cake
- Gingerbread Waffles
- Vegan Apple Crisp
- Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Vegan Caramel Sauce is versatile and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Whether you serve it with a luscious cake, a sweet muffin, or an apple-flavored dessert, this vegan caramel sauce adds a lot of deliciousness to every dish.
This Vegan Caramel Sauce recipe is...
- Very easy to make
- Made with only three ingredients
- Ready in less than 15 minutes
- So so tasty!
How to Make Vegan Caramel Sauce
- Combine ingredients in a small nonstick pan on low heat.
- Stir often while cooking.
- Let sauce simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
Full directions for how to make Vegan Caramel Sauce are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Tips & Tricks for Vegan Caramel Sauce
Make sure to use a non-stick pan when making this recipe. Non-stick pans have a specific coating that makes cleaning and cooking much easier. We like this pan from CuisineArt. Don’t skip this non-stick step!
Double check that you are using pure maple syrup. The ingredients list should say 100% maple syrup. This will give your vegan caramel sauce the best flavor. Of course, you could use one that has fructose in it or maple flavor. However, these kinds of "maple syrups" don't contain as much pure maple syrup and will be higher in sugar.
Vegan Caramel Sauce FAQs
Is coconut milk the same as coconut cream?
Coconut milk and coconut cream are derived from the same ingredients, but coconut cream is thicker. Coconut cream has a lesser amount of water and more coconut. Make sure that you use coconut milk for this vegan caramel sauce recipe.
How long can I store this vegan caramel sauce?
We recommend storing this sauce in the fridge for no longer than three days. Alternatively, you can store it in the freezer for up to three months.
I love this sauce. What can I use it on?
Well, we're so happy to hear that! This caramel sauce is very versatile and can be drizzled atop nearly anything to make a sweet treat! Below are some of our favorite things to serve with this vegan dessert sauce:
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- Pour the coconut milk into a small nonstick pot or pan.
- Add the maple syrup and sea salt and heat on low heat.
- Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, for around 10 minutes.