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Refined Sugar Free Caramel Sauce

Learn how to make refined sugar free caramel sauce at home using coconut sugar! This 4-ingredient salted caramel sauce recipe is completely dairy-free and vegan. It’s an easy recipe that comes together in 20 minutes without the added fear of burnt sugar or caramel burns. Use it for everything – from topping vanilla ice cream, adding to brownies, or even filling a cake or cupcakes!

Category Dessert, Frostings & Fillings
Cuisine American, British, Canadian, French
Keyword easy caramel sauce, homemade caramel sauce, how to make caramel sauce, salted caramel sauce, sugar free caramel sauce, vegan caramel sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 300 ml
Author Amanda | Naturally Sweet Kitchen


  • 150 g coconut sugar
  • 250 ml full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt


  1. Pour the coconut sugar and coconut milk into a medium to large saucepan and place it over a medium-high heat. Whisk to bring both the ingredients together while the liquid comes to a boil.
  2. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes or until it’s thick and reduced by at least ⅓. The liquid will bubble furiously, and that’s okay. Keep stirring it frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat once the caramel sauce is thick and whisk in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Decant the sauce into a heatproof sealable jar and leave to cool completely to room temperature before using. The sauce will thicken up more as it cools.


  • If you like a saltier caramel sauce, you can add up to 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • The caramel sauce will keep sealed in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. To reheat, bring a small saucepan of water to a simmer and place the jar of caramel sauce – lid off – in the hot water for 5-7 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature. It may split and need a good whisking to bring it back together.