Homemade Caramel Sauce

BY : PUBLISHED : December 8th, 2013 UPDATED: August 25th, 2021

Mmm this caramel is soo good! My mom (you can find her on Instagram @annieup424) concocted this caramel sauce with leftover dates we had and it was amazing! Perfect to make for the holiday season and top it on anything! 🙂

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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Miranda Rivera
Dates are the perfect natural sweetener for making your own caramel sauce to use in holiday recipes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 106 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 10 dates
  • 1/2 cup of whole coconut milk (the thick one in a can)
  • 4 Tablespoons of Maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons of reserved water from the dates


  • Fill a sauce pan with water just enough to cover the dates. Gently boil dates for 10 minutes.
  • Drain, reserving 4 Tbls. of the water. Let sit until cool to the touch. Peel and pit the dates. Chop dates and toss in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until super smooth.
  • Heat on med. high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer until thick.


Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caramel, coconut milk, dairy free caramel sauce, dates, desserts, plant-based, syrup, vegan, vegan caramel sauce
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About Miranda Rivera

Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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