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  • 3/4 C coconut sugar  
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk (full fat)  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract  
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot or tapioca starch (optional) – ONLY used for the quick method – (see notes) 


  1. Add the coconut milk and coconut sugar to a medium-sized saucepan, mix with a whisk or spoon, and bring the mixture to a boil.  
  2. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low to simmer for around 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. During this time, the sauce will thicken slightly – it’s ready when it begins to cling to the back of a spoon.  
  3. Add salt and vanilla extract. Stir again and allow the sauce to cool at room temperature for about 15 minutes before using it as-is. Or transfer it to a clean glass jar (preferably with a lid). Place the jar in the fridge, where the sauce will thicken further.  


Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 


For the quick method:  

  1. Add the coconut milk, coconut sugar, and cornstarch to a medium-sized saucepan. Mix thoroughly with a whisk or spoon until the cornstarch has dissolved, then bring the mixture to a boil.  
  2. Let simmer for about 3-5 minutes at low-medium heat, stirring occasionally until the caramel sauce has thickened. Adding a tablespoon of creamy nut butter during simmering can thicken the sauce and improve the texture.  
  3. Follow the remaining directions as written above.  

The quick caramel isn’t as sweet because the liquid isn’t being reduced, so you might need to add more coconut sugar.


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