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5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce


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.

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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.
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  • 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?!?

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5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce

This vegan caramel sauce is buttery and decadent! You can use it to top your favorite ice cream or pastries, and it comes together in no time at all.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel, Caramel Sauce, Dairy-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert, Easy Dessert Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Salted Caramel, Toppings, Vegan
Author: Naomi


  • 1 can Savoy Coconut Cream, just the solid top cream and not the water
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup 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 arrowroot. 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.

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  1. I’m trying to make this sauce and it calls for 1/4 of a “stick” of the Miyoko butter. It came in a block, not a stick so how many tablespoons does the recipe actually use? Thank you

    1. Hi Lynn! I am so happy to hear that you are making the caramel sauce. The packaging on the butter should be marked (mine was). Even though the block is different than typical butter there are marks there that indicate where to cut. However, if your packaging isn’t marked…cut the block into two sticks, which each equal a half cup. Then cut one of those sticks in half again and use one of those halves. I hope this helps! Enjoy the caramel!

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