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Dairy free caramel sauce
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5 from 8 votes

Dairy Free Caramel Sauce Recipe

This vegan dairy free caramel sauce is easy to make and has an amazing taste to add to all you favorite desserts!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free caramel sauce easy, daity free caramel sauce, Vegan caramel sauce
Servings: 6
Author: Linda Spatig


  • ¼ cup plant butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of coconut cream thick portion from a can of fullest fat coconut milk or cream
  • 3 TBSP of liquid from can of coconut milk or coconut milk from a carton (omit extra liquid if using caramel cooking method 2)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt Add 1/2 tsp to make a salted caramel


Instructions for method 1:

  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, whisking occasionally. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat for 15-30 seconds and then add in the coconut cream and coconut milk. Mix until smooth. Any lumps will dissolve while you heat and stir it.
  • Return to the heat and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla and the salt. Stir to combine and enjoy!
  • Store in a glass container in the fridge. It will thicken up into a nice caramel syrup. Reheat to serve.

Instructions for method 2:

  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and coconut cream over medium heat. Cook together for about 5 minutes. I liek to set a timer.
  • It should be bubbling for about 4.5 minutes.
    Remove from the heat and add in the salt and vanilla. Whisk to combine and serve!