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Keto/Paleo Caramel Sauce

A sticky and sweet keto and paleo caramel sauce. This recipe is sugar/dairy free and is the perfect addition to vanilla ice cream or other fun desserts.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Golden Monk Fruit (Paleo option, Coconut Sugar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp tapioca flour dissolved in 1 1/2 tsp water (or 1/4 tsp xanthan gum)
  • pinch salt


  • Shake the canned coconut milk to mix. Transfer the milk along with the sweetener and a pinch of salt to a sauce pan over medium/high heat. Bring to a gentle boil.
  • Reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 30-35 minutes. It is important to continue to stir occasionally, until the mixture becomes a dark caramel color.
  • Once the sauce has turned dark and has a thick consistency, remove from the heat and whisk in the xanthan gum vigorously (or sub the dissolved tapioca flour for Paleo here) along with vanilla extract.
  • This sauce can be served warm or straight from the refrigerator. As it cools, the color of the caramel will become lighter. Store in an air tight jar for up to 2 weeks.