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Vegan Caramel

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Total: 10 mins
  • 12 1x
  • How to, Snack
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 12 1x

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Vegan caramel, a perfectly thick and creamy sauce with which I am obsessed. It is fast, easy, and made with 5 ingredients in 10 minutes.


  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (240 ml)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (150 g)


  1. Add the coconut milk, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt to a saucepan and whisk until well combined. Then add the brown sugar and whisk again.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes or until the vegan caramel thickens, stirring frequently.
  3. Use your vegan caramel immediately with desserts like vegan crepes, coconut yogurt, baked apples, or even banana ice cream, among lots of other delicious recipes!
  4. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Use it directly from the fridge or reheat it in the microwave (you can also place the container in a saucepan with some hot water until warmed through). 


  • To make this vegan caramel sauce you can also use coconut cream.
  • Feel free to customize your vegan caramel recipe with any type of starch or sugar. Make sure the sugar you’re using is vegan.


  • Serving Size: 1/12 of the recipe
  • Calories: 91
  • Sugar: 12.2 g
  • Sodium: 57 mg
  • Fat: 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.5 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g