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Coconut Salted Date Caramel

This dreamy Coconut Salted Vegan Date Caramel is a healthy, vegan caramel sauce that has just 4 ingredients and can be made in minutes!

Date caramel in a bowl with apple slices on a white background

It’s a pretty special day in this corner of the internet…today is Live Eat Learn’s birthday! I can’t thank you enough for being a part of the wildly delicious ride that is food blogging.

The past year has been a headfirst dive into the deep end. I soaked up all the flavors of new experiences, including moving to Holland and traveling to Asia, and wrung them out like a sponge into the lives and eats and learns. I put structure to all the nutrition and health ramblings in my head and called it the 21 Day Vegetarian Reset, and now so many of you guys have jumpstarted your health! Almost a million people visited the humble abode I call Live Eat Learn this year, and I can’t thank you enough. I’m honored and constantly inspired by you, so thank you.

Let’s celebrate with copious amounts of caramel, shall we? This Coconut Salted Date Caramel is a tasty take on the classic vegan “date caramel”. With the addition of creamy coconut, a dash of vanilla, and salt, this date caramel takes on a life of its own and I think you’re going to love it!

Pureeing dates in a food processor to make vegan caramel

How do you make raw caramel?

Medjool dates naturally have a deeply sweet, caramel-like taste. We’ll puree these to form the base of our vegan caramel sauce, then mix in coconut cream for velvety richness. Finish with a touch of vanilla and flaky sea salt, and you have yourself an easy raw caramel that doesn’t require any cooking!

Date caramel in a bowl with apple slices on a white background

Love dates? You’ve got to try these Roasted Stuffed Dates or this Chocolate Vegan Fudge!

Coconut Salted Date Caramel

Coconut Salted Date Caramel

This dreamy Coconut Salted Date Caramel is a healthy, vegan caramel sauce that has just 4 ingredients and can be made in minutes!
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Course: Desserts, Dips, Sauces, and Salsas, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: date caramel, vegan caramel
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Birthdays, Christmas, Game Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 3 votes


  • 1/2 cup soft dates 50 g
  • 1 14-oz can full-fat coconut milk 400 g, chilled overnight and unshaken
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Generous pinch of salt


  • Date Paste: In a food processor, puree dates into a smooth paste.
  • Blend: Open the can of coconut milk, skim the hardened cream off the top, and add it to the food processor, along with 2 Tbsp of the remaining coconut water, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. You can add a bit more coconut water as needed to reach a consistency to your liking.
  • Serve: To serve as a dip, place mixture in a microwave-safe container and microwave for 30 seconds, until warm. Serve with sliced fruit, pretzels, or cookies.


If your dates are quite hard, soak them in warm water for a bit before pureeing.


Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.2g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 3.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 7.6g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. nagendra says:

    Wow, this one looks good and gives me amazing health benefits. Great information I think.5 stars