Looking for a sweet and healthy alternative to traditional caramel sauce? Try making this vegan date caramel sauce! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this silky and delicious sauce is perfect for dipping fruits or spreading on pancakes. Plus, it’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without any added sugars or artificial ingredients.
How to make this date caramel?
This vegan date caramel sauce is so versatile and easy to make. You can use any kind of dairy-free milk, keeping in mind that the ones with stronger flavours such as almond might alter the taste of this date caramel. Personally, I prefer to use a more neutral dairy alternative such as oat milk.
Make sure the dates you are using are moist. If they are too dry make sure you soak them in warm water first to soften them. If you can find them Medjool dates are best as they have a rich and almost caramel-like taste.
The dates are whizzed together with the milk in a blender until smooth. I add some vanilla extract and salt to enhance the overall flavour of this caramel. When done, store this date caramel sauce in an airtight container in the fridge.
How to use this sauce?
This caramel has a thick consistency that you can adjust by adding more milk. It is perfect for dipping, drizzling, and spreading! It is a match made in heaven with apple or pear as well as chocolate. Try it on pancakes, waffles, ice creams or even spread on fruity toast! It also makes a healthy sweetener option for porridge, yoghurt, smoothies and smoothie bowls.
Here are some recipes you can pair it with:
- RISE & SHINE WINTER PORRIDGE [VEGAN]
- CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES [VEGAN]
- FRENCH APPLE TART (TARTE FINE AUX POMMES) [VEGAN]
I hope you enjoy this vegan date caramel sauce recipe as much as we do. If you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!
5-mins Date Caramel [vegan]
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- 175 g pitted moist dates (Medjool are best but others work too)
- 125 ml dairy-free milk (see intro for tips)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp Himalayan salt (or regular salt)
- Place dates in a blender with milk. Whizz until smooth. Mix in vanilla extract and salt. Whizz again.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.
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