caramel sauce

Easy Caramel Sauce {Dairy Free}

Easy Caramel Sauce is a thick, creamy sauce without using cream or milk. This is the best caramel sauce that can be used as a topping or a dip.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 can unsweetened, full fat, coconut milk 13.66 oz
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. In a small stovetop pan, bring coconut sugar and water to a boil. 

    Once boiling, add in coconut milk, whisk and bring to a boil again. 

    Once boiling, reduce heat to a low boil and continue for 25 minutes, whisking occasionally. 

    While caramel sauce is cooking, prepare thickener by mixing cornstarch with 1 tbsp of water in a small bowl, to form a paste. 

    After caramel sauce has cooked for 25 minutes, add in paste and whisk continuously for 3-4 minutes, until desired consistency. 

    Once you reach desired consistency, remove pan from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. 

    Cool and then transfer to an airtight container and store in fridge.