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vegan caramel 3 ways

Vegan Caramel Sauce -Three Ways

Vegan caramel sauce three ways? Yes please. Three easy and distinct vegan caramel recipes for every purpose. Fruit caramel, date caramel and coconut milk caramel.
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Course: Dessert | Sauces
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Amanda Logan


Vegan Date Caramel

  • 20 - 25 fresh medjool dates
  • water to add by the spoon

Coconut Milk Caramel

  • 400 ml  full-cream coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cup 375ml coconut or brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

Fruit Caramel

  • 2 pears peeled, cored, and cubed
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • pinch sea salt


Date Caramel

  • Remove the pits from the dates 
  • Chop the dates roughly and put in the bowl of your food processor
  • Process the dates, adding water spoon by spoon until a thick caramel paste forms. 
  • Store in the fridge, covered for around five days. 

Coconut Milk Caramel

  • In a small saucepan over low heat stir the sugar and coconut milk together. 
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer for 15 minutes or until it thickens
  • Stir in the vanilla and salt and remove the caramel from the heat. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Pop in the fridge to thicken. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. 

Fruit Caramel

  • Melt the coconut oil in a large pan and add the chopped pear.
  • Sprinkle over the sugar and continue to cook until the sugar is dissolved and the pears soft.
  • Carefully add the pears and any sugar  syrup, the maple syrup, sea salt and vanilla in to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days


If the dates are not fresh, soak in boiling water for 10 minutes until soft. 


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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