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!
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 Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 66kcal
Author Sarah Bond


  • 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 | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 7.6g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg