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dairy-free caramel sauce

Five Minute Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Mary Voogt, NTP (Contributing Writer)
  • Prep Time: 5 mins.
  • Cook Time: 5 mins.
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A simple, allergen-free caramel sauce perfect for dipping apples or drizzling over ice cream.



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  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat, whisking periodically, until bubbling.
  3. Turn heat down to medium and whisk continuously while bubbling until thickened, about 60-90 seconds.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a glass container.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Store, covered, at room temperature for up to a week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  7. Serve cold or warmed with apples, pears, graham crackers, or on ice cream.


  • You can replace the rice milk with almond milk.
  • You can replace the sunbutter with peanut butter or almond butter. Just be sure the nut butter is completely smooth.


  • Serving Size: 2 Tbs.
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: healthy dessert, kid-approved

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