3 Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce (Vegan)

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This Salted Caramel Sauce tastes yummy and decadent but is made with only 3 healthy ingredients! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Refined Sugar-Free. Serve it with Ice Cream, Baked Goods, and more! 

love me a good sweet & salty dessert, so *obviously* I’m a fan of Salted Caramel as well 😉 And considering this Salted Caramel Sauce is (1) made from only 3 plant-based ingredients, and (2) really freakin’ tasty…I forsee a lot of desserts (and resultant happy dances in the kitchen) in my future.

Caramel Sauce is typically made with Refined Sugar, Butter, and Cream. None of those things really align with the recipes on From My Bowl…so we’re taking a different route. Can you believe that my recipe has none of those ingredients, yet still tastes like Caramel?

ingredients for salted caramel sauce

Today we’re going to be making our sauce using:

  • Coconut Sugar: this unrefined sugar is made from coconut palm sap and still contains nutrients like Iron, Zinc, and Potassium — unlike Brown or Table Sugar. It also has a deep caramel flavor (similar to Brown Sugar) that really brings this sauce to life!
  • Coconut Milk: rich and creamy, this replaces the need for Heavy Cream or Butter.
  • Miso Paste: this gives us the “Salted Caramel” flavor we are looking for! The umami flavor of the Miso also adds to the richness of the recipe. I used a White Miso made from soybeans, but you can also use Chickpea Miso if you avoid soy.

spoon mixing salted caramel sauce in glass jar on wood cutting board

Simply add all of the ingredients to a nonstick pot, bring to a boil, and simmer for a few minutes to thicken. That’s it. Who knew that creating a silky, yummy, AMAZING sauce that instantly makes any dessert taste 2210383 times better could be so easy?

salted caramel sauce in glass jar on wood cutting board

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • This sauce will thicken a lot as it cools, so don’t be afraid if it looks a little thin off of the stove! 
  • Speaking of thickness, I’ve included instructions in the notes of this recipe sauce if you’d like this to be more of a spread than a sauce.
  • Not sure what to serve this Salted Caramel Sauce with? I think it’d be fabulous drizzled over vegan ice cream, baked good, or even stirred into your coffee if you want to get a little crazy in the morning 😉

salted caramel sauce in glass jar with ingredients

If you’re looking for more Dairy-Free Caramel recipes, you’ll also love these No Bake Chocolate Turtle Cookies and these Healthy Snickers Bars!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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3 Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce (Vegan)

This Salted Caramel Sauce tastes yummy and decadent but is made with only 3 healthy ingredients! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Refined Sugar-Free. Serve it with Ice Cream, Baked Goods, and more!

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: ~ 1 1/2 cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. First, add all ingredients to a nonstick saucepan over high heat.
  2. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 6-10 minutes, whisking constantly to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan. The Caramel Sauce is ready once it has noticeably thickened and “sticks” to a spoon; keep in mind that it will also thicken as it cools!
  3. Pour into a sealable jar or container and let cool before storing in the fridge for up to 10 days. Serve as desired; if the mixture thickens too much in the fridge, simply microwave for ~10 seconds or so and stir well to loosen the sauce up.

Notes

  • Coconut Sugar may be substituted for Brown Sugar, if you do not have access to it.
  • To make more of a spread than a sauce, reduce the Coconut Milk to 1 cup
  • I used a White Miso made from soybeans, but you can also use Chickpea Miso if you avoid soy.

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. I got this recipe from the cookbook and it is AMAZING! I have eaten way more than my share of salted caramel sauce. I used it to make the salted caramel french toast as well as to top many a dessert or as a dipping sauce. Dangerously good!

    1. You can use a vegan creamer or another vegan milk, but you’d want to make sure it is really thick and creamy. Perhaps homemade?

    1. yes, but I have not tested this! You would need to add additional water to the sauté pan as well

  2. I thought I posted this yesterday…could I use chickpea miso since I have an allergy to soy?

  3. I will refrain from rating the recipe until I have a chance to prepare this fabulous sauce! OMG! I can’t wait to put this one my banana ice cream.