This 5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce is wonderfully buttery and decadent. You can use it to top your favorite ice cream or pastries, and it comes together in no time at all.
It was important for me to make this caramel vegan, so I use really good quality products here. And I will say, I did do my research with the coconut milk and vegan butter. So, in the end, you can’t tell that it’s not made with real cream. It’s buttery, it’s rich and it is decadent…so decadent that you will want to eat it with just a spoon!
Here are all the delicious details.
How To Make This 5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce:
- Coconut Cream – This is probably the most important ingredient in this sauce. So it is vital that you get the right one. I use the brand Savoy as it only contains coconut and water – no guar gum.
- Brown Sugar – To be honest, I have made this caramel with both light and dark brown sugar before, and I enjoy the taste of both. The only difference is that the dark brown sugar has a little more moisture in it so it is deeper and more toffee-like in flavor. However, I did use light brown sugar here.
- Vegan Butter – So far, my favorite brand is Miyoko’s. Their unsalted butter is perfect for baking, and it tastes and performs like real dairy butter.
- Thickener – You can use either arrowroot or cornstarch. Again, I have used both. However, in the end I do like the arrowroot because it is gluten-free and grain free.
- Salt – Fine sea salt will do the trick! Plus, who doesn’t like the infamous sweet-salty combo?!?
For recipes to pair with this caramel sauce, please give these a try:
- Autumn-Apple Pie Chia Pudding
- Honeycrisp Apple Tart With Caramel Sauce
- Iced Brown Sugar Caramel Latte
5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce
- 1 can Savoy Coconut Cream, just the solid top cream and not the water
- 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1/4 stick Miyoko's Creamery® European Style Cultured Vegan Butter, unsalted (linked below)
- 1 tbsp Arrowroot or Cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- In a small pot, add the coconut cream, sugar, butter and cornstarch. Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until well incorporated. Once the mixture becomes foamy, lower heat to a simmer and stir frequently for about 5 minutes.
- Once it comes together, if you want it salted, stir in the salt.
- Remove from heat. Use immediately or let it cool completely before putting it in the fridge.
- Savoy Coconut Cream and the Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot: 16 oz or a 2 pack are available on Amazon.
- The Cravings 3 Stoneware Pinch Bowls by Chrissy Teigen can be found at Target, or this similar set of Cravings 3 Stoneware Pinch Bowls can be found on Amazon.
- These White Marble Ceramic Coasters or these White Marble-Style Coasters are from Amazon as well.