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Salted caramel sauce that's made from coconut milk and coconut sugar. It's a dairy-free, paleo and vegan caramel sauce. And it's extremely delicious! #CaramelSauce #Salted CaramelSauce #VeganCaramelSauce #CaramelSauceRecipe
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Salted Caramel Sauce (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Paleo)

A healthier take on salted caramel sauce that's made from coconut milk and coconut sugar. It's sweet, golden, gooey and you'll never taste the difference!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dessert, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free Caramel Sauce, Salted Caramel Sauce, Vegan Caramel Sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 13.5 oz coconut milk full fat
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine the coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  • Bring to a boil (keeping a close eye on it, as it can quickly boil over), then immediately lower the temperature, keeping the sauce at a light simmer.
  • Simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. As the sauce reaches the last 5-8 minutes of cooking time, stir more frequently to incorporate the darker caramel bits from the bottom into the sauce.
  • Once the sauce has turned a dark amber and has thickened to coat the back of a spoon, remove from the heat and stir in the coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  • Serve the sauce warm or refrigerate in a sealed glass jar.



  • This recipe makes approximately 1 cup caramel sauce.
  • The caramel sauce will stay good for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • I receive a lot of questions on the coconut milk I use. I use this brand of coconut milk for all my recipes.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.3g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 8.6g | Sodium: 30mg | Sugar: 24.1g