This gooey Keto caramel sauce is the decadent dessert sauce you’ve been missing! Perfect for dipping, for drizzling over ice cream, for topping your favorite pies, or even just for eating right out of the jar. And you only need 5 ingredients to make it!
Keto Caramel Sauce
Is there anything not made better by gooey caramel?
It’s so simple, yet so stinking delicious! The sweetness balanced by the salt and the butter, the soft and sticky texture, that deep amber color… I seriously cannot get enough of this indulgent sauce!
Not to mention, it takes every sweet treat to the next level. I mean, what cookie, pie, or whipped-cream-tower-on-top-of-your-coffee is not made better by a little drizzle of caramel?
But I have to be honest: this recipe was tough to nail down.
After all, caramelization is quite literally the browning of sugar through heat. That can refer to natural sugars in food, like the process for caramelizing onions. Or, it refers to browning of actual sugar.
So for those of us following the Keto, low carb, sugar-free lifestyle, this makes caramel a bit of a challenge.
Low carb sweeteners are great one-to-one replacements for table sugar in baked goods, smoothies, coffee, and other treats.
But when the flavor you’re after is the one you get from browning ACTUAL table sugar, it’s just a bit trickier.
Sure, there are some Keto-friendly caramel sauces on the market. I’ve tried a few that I really like. But they can also be a bit pricey, and you never know what kind of fillers you’re going to get.
I would always prefer to make my own so I know EXACTLY what’s going into it.
All of this is to tell you why I am so happy with how this Keto caramel sauce turned out! I’m going to be honest, I think I nailed it. It’s gooey, caramel perfection, and you only need 5 ingredients plus salt to make it.
It’s clean, it’s super delicious, and it’s so easy to make. Trust me, you’ve gotta try this recipe.
What Is The Texture of Keto Caramel Sauce?
This caramel sauce will turn out thick and gooey. You will not end up with some thin, watery sauce!
A crucial step in making the caramel is simmering all of the ingredients together for about fifteen minutes. This helps the sauce reduce and thicken.
When it can coat the back of a spoon, that’s when it’s ready. It will also get a little thicker as it cools, especially after you store it in the fridge.
If you like your caramel sauce to be a bit runnier, you can always gently warm it up before serving.
So really, the texture is up to you! But it’s definitely a thick caramel sauce.
What Can You Eat With Low Carb Caramel Sauce?
I touched on this earlier, but I truly don’t know what sweet treat wouldn’t be better with a little bit of caramel!
For a treat that just screams “FALL!” (but could be enjoyed year round), drizzle it over a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Or start your morning off the right way and use this caramel sauce to replace the usual syrup on your Chocolate Peanut Butter Waffles or Keto Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
And of course, caramel is always an indulgent way to top your Keto-friendly ice cream! Throw in some chopped nuts and you have yourself a perfect sundae.
How To Store Keto Caramel Sauce
Definitely in the fridge! And in an airtight container.
…and maybe hide it behind a few things so you don’t end up eating a spoonful every time you open the fridge. At least that’s what I have to do.
How To Make Keto Caramel Sauce
Ready for this quick and easy Keto caramel recipe?
In a medium saucepan, you’ll add the heavy whipping cream, maple syrup, butter, monkfruit, vanilla extract, and salt.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, continuing to stir often.
Keep stirring frequently for about 15 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened. When it can coat the back of a spoon, it’s ready.
Set aside to cool or use warm! ENJOY!
Other Sweet Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- In a medium saucepan, add heavy whipping cream, maple syrup, butter, monkfruit, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often.
- Continue stirring frequently for about 15 minutes until it has reduced and thickened. If it can coat the back of a spool then it is ready.
- Set aside to cool or use warm!
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Serving Size:2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 57mg Carbohydrates: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g