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The BEST Vegan Caramel Sauce

The BEST Vegan Caramel Sauce recipe made with dates, vanilla, almond milk, and a dash of sea salt. This recipe is perfect for topping ice cream, brownies, making caramel apples, drizzling on lattes or even adding to yogurt. Make this easy vegan caramel in 5 minutes or less!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 33kcal



  • 12 medium pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt optional


  • Soak the dates for at least 2 hours (if possible).
  • Blend the dates and the almond milk together.
  • Add in the vanilla and sea salt, then blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Feel free to adjust the amount of milk or water to create the consistency you want. More liquid results in a thinner vegan caramel sauce that's perfect for drizzling! I recommend only adding 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • To store, place the caramel sauce in an airtight container. Vegan date caramel can last for about 7-10 days in the refrigerator!


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg