Caramel Sauce Recipe – This Caramel Sauce Recipe is a delicious addition to top any dessert, ice cream, iced coffee, or even to dip fruit in! Growing up, caramel was always 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, this Caramel Sauce Recipe 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!
Caramel Sauce Recipe
I think we really overcomplicate many recipes. For instance, applesauce really just requires pureeing apples. Jam only requires reduced fruit. Caramel…well, we’re about to get into that!
I’ve always felt like the simpler the ingredients, the better I feel, plus even less time I spend in the kitchen! It’s a win win, really! This caramel recipe is the definition of simplicity, requiring only two ingredients, and little hands-on time.
Recipe for Caramel Sauce with Only Two Ingredients!
Like mentioned above, this Recipe for Caramel Sauce seriously requires only two simple ingredients, that you may already have in your pantry. If not, both these ingredients are easy to find, and full of beneficial nutrients!
So what are those two ingredients?
Coconut cream is the base of this recipe, and what gives it it’s thick and creamy texture. This dairy-free cream is full of healthy fats, and is a great source of antioxidants, as well as nutrients like potassium, magnesium, folate, protein, and more!
We love Aroy’d Coconut Cream because there’s no additives or fillers, and the coconut cream always comes well blended. A simple shake is all you need for a smooth and creamy texture with this brand!
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.
Raw honey is a fantastic natural sweetener option, with loads of benefits! Raw honey has antibacterial properties, and is full of antioxidants that have been known to have anti-inflammatory effects (among more)! This natural sweetener has been used medicinally for centuries, and can be a very helpful part of a balanced diet.
How to Make Caramel Sauce
Caramel Sauce is actually incredibly simple to make, and requires only one pot! We specifically love using Xtrema’s 100% ceramic, toxin-free pots for recipes like this. Their stockpot is especially great when doubling, or tripling the recipe for extra room!
Step #1: Combine coconut cream and honey or maple in a saucepan, and turn on a medium heat. Bring to boil, and then immediately reduce to low heat/a simmer.
Step #2: Allow to simmer for approximately 45-65 minutes, or until caramel has reduced by around half, and darkened in color.
Step #3: Remove from heat, and allow to cool. Enjoy warm, or place in the fridge for a few hours until thick, and cool.
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How to Enjoy this Recipe for Caramel Sauce
This Recipe for Caramel Sauce can be enjoyed warm, or placed in the fridge where it will get even thicker and creamier. When fully chilled, it’s spreadable, and very creamy. I love enjoying my caramel sauce warm for drizzling, and chilled for dipping or spreading!
While there are endless ways you can use this Recipe for Caramel Sauce, here are just a few of my personal favorite ways to enjoy my Healthy Caramel Recipe:
- Apple Slices: I absolutely love dipping my apple slices in caramel. I especially love using green apples for that slightly tart and sweet complimentary flavor combo. It really is such a satisfying snack for when that sweet tooth hits!
- Popped Water Lily Seeds: Because I eat a grain-free diet to control my IBD, I made the switch from popcorn to popped water lily seeds! In my opinion, they taste just like popcorn, without giving me any digestive issues. Dipping popped water lily seeds in my Caramel Sauce Recipe tastes just like caramel popcorn, and I am obsessed! Of course if you do eat corn, popcorn works perfectly in this combo.
- Apple Pie Parfaits: Basically a dissembled, grain-free apple pie, this fall inspired dessert is delicious topped with caramel sauce!
- Ice Cream: Who doesn’t love ice cream with caramel on top? I know I do! Make homemade ice cream, or try some clean brands like Daily Harvest’s Scoops, or Fronen for a dairy and refined-sugar free treat!
- Recipe for Gluten Free Brownies: There’s nothing quite as indulgent as a chocolate caramel combo. Drizzle your Gluten Free Brownies with caramel for a seriously crave worthy treat, and if you want to kick it up a notch further, add some vanilla ice cream on top. YUM!
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!
Healthy Caramel Sauce
This two-ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe is a delicious addition to top any dessert, ice cream, iced coffee, or even to dip fruit in!
- Prep Time: 1 Min.
- Cook Time: 45-65 min.
- Total Time: 45-65 min.
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
- 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 45-65 minutes, or until caramel has reduced by around half, and darkened in color. *See notes (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.
*If caramel sauce is not reducing, you can continue to simmer for up to 75 minutes. Depending on a variety of factors, caramel sauce may not be thick and creamy by this point, but will drastically thicken as it cools.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and enjoy for 3-4 days.
If recipe hardens in the fridge, simply reheat on low until desired consistency is reached.
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