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how to make date caramel sauce

Date Caramel

Healthy homemade caramel made with simple ingredients: dates, water, vanilla, and a bit of almond milk. It is completely refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan! This date caramel is a healthy sweet treat that pairs perfectly with sliced apples or pears for the perfect afternoon snack!
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Course: Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 60kcal


  • 14 Dates
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, slowly drizzled in (almond or coconut milk work best)
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (optional)


  • Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until very smooth. Slowly add the non-dairy until a uniform consistency is formed.
  • Add peanut butter (optional) and water to create a smooth consistency. You can adjust the consistency and make thinner by adding more non-dairy milk


A few tips

  • If the dates are dry, not sticky to the touch, soak the dates in water for 10 minutes before blending.
  • You do not need to add the peanut butter (or almond butter), but I find it helps to make the caramel creamier and gives it a buttery taste. (you can hardly taste the peanut butter in the sauce).
  • You can also use coconut milk instead of almond milk. Adding more almond/coconut milk will thin out the sauce (1 tbsp at a time), so feel free to add more to reach your desired consistency. 
  • This date caramel sauce lasts for up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight container.


Calories: 60kcal