All Natural Vegan Caramel Sauce

All Natural Vegan Caramel Sauce
The first time I tried to make a healthier all natural caramel without the processed sugars and cream, I ended up with hardened candy caramel all over my kitchen cabinets, sink, floor, counter.. you name it.  I had used coconut oil, among a couple other ingredients, didn’t have a candy thermometer, and stopped stirring for a brief second to call my mama for advice.  Mother’s always have such wisdom about these things.  Unfortunately, that was about the moment it started to boil out everywhere.  After spending the next hour cleaning up my mess, you can say I wasn’t in a rush to try again.These are the moments that remind me why my family used to think I was such a disaster in the kitchen.  Who knew it was possible to get caramel in so many nooks and crannies?

The problem is, you need to have caramel to make Girl Scout Samoas cookies, and I wasn’t about to buy caramels from the grocery store – that would just be too easy (and too processed for my homemade creation).  So the second time around I thought about it a little more and realized I was missing the creamy texture most recipes get with half and half or heavy cream.  Enter coconut milk.

Take two?  Much better. And incredibly tasty. This coming from a girl who doesn’t necessary love caramel.

The best part?  You don’t even need a candy thermometer to make this happen.


1 -13.5 oz. can coconut milk [not the kind in the carton for drinking]

1/3 c. pure maple syrup

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

dash of sea salt {stir in additional at the end for a salted caramel sauce}


Mix all ingredients in a medium to large size sauce pan.  Heat on medium/high.

Stir to combine all ingredients and bring caramel to a boil.  Keep cooking until caramel thickens and darkens.  It does take a while, but you don’t have to constantly stir so don’t worry about that.

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Once caramel is to the desired thickness (it was also continue to thicken once cooled), remove from heat and allow to cool.

Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.  To serve, simply reheat a couple spoonfuls in the microwave or on the stove.

All Natural Vegan Caramel Sauce

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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