Caramel sauce is a delicious addition to top any dessert, ice cream, iced coffee, or even to dip fruit in! Growing up, it was an essential part of ice cream night, and caramel popcorn was my go-to snack!
However, most caramel recipes are filled with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, milk, artificial colors, and much more that we simply don’t want in our bodies.
Luckily, healthy caramel sauce is incredibly easy to make from home, and requires only two ingredients! And yes, it really is as thick and creamy as it looks in the pictures!
HEALTHY CARAMEL SAUCE
I think we really overcomplicate many recipes. Applesauce can really just be pureed apples, jam only requires reduced fruit, and caramel…well, we’re about to get into that!
I’ve always felt like the simpler the ingredients, the better I feel. And this caramel recipe is the definition of simplicity! So what are those two ingredients?
Coconut cream is the base of this recipe, and what gives it it’s thick and creamy texture. We love Aroy’d Coconut Cream because there’s no additives or fillers, and the coconut cream always comes well blended. Find Aroy’d here!
Honey is the second ingredient in this recipe, which can be easily swapped for maple syrup for a vegan version. This is what gives the recipe it’s sweetness, without using an empty-calorie sweetener like refined cane sugar. We love this brand!
This sauce can be enjoyed warm, or placed in the fridge where it will get even thicker and creamier, and enjoyed cold!
So what are my favorite recipes and desserts I top with caramel? I’d love to share!
If you haven’t heard of Daily Harvest’s new line of “Scoops” (a.k.a healthy delicious ice cream), you need to try them now! Sweetened with maple syrup, and completely dairy free, these vegan treats are a must have. Oh, and they’re delicious topped with caramel sauce! Try this recipe here!
Like I mentioned earlier, caramel is the perfect topping for any iced coffee! I love to start by swirling caramel on the inside of the cup, then finishing it off by drizzling caramel over the ice. Try this recipe here!
This Apple Crisp with Cranberries is delicious topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and drizzled with caramel. Try this recipe here!
This caramel is one I now keep on hand at all times, and use it as a dip, or to top something at least a few times per week. I really think you’ll love it!
So now since I’ve thoroughly talked the recipe, let’s get into it!Print
- Combine both ingredients in a saucepan, and turn on a medium heat. Bring to boil, and then immediately reduce to low heat/a simmer.
- Allow to simmer for approximately 35-45 minutes, or until caramel has reduced by around half, and darkened in color. *Be sure to stir every 5 minutes throughout the process*
- Remove from heat, and allow to cool. Enjoy warm, or place in the fridge for a few hours until thick, and cool.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and enjoy for 3-4 days.