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A spoonful of sugar free and keto caramel sauce

Sugar Free & Keto Caramel Sauce

This sugar-free and keto caramel sauce is truly unbelievable! In just 15 minutes, you'll end up with a luscious sauce that's shockingly close to the original in both taste and texture. Oh, and no thickener required! 

If baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

Course Dessert, Sauces
Cuisine American, European
Keyword keto, low carb, sugar free
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 52 kcal

Ingredients

Metric - US Cups

Instructions

  1. Add butter to a small saucepan over medium/low heat and simmer, stirring every so often, until fully browned (about 5 minutes). Add in the sweetener, heavy cream and salt (lower amount, see notes), stirring until fully combined. Add in the molasses (optional), and stir briefly until just combined. 

  2. Simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes (don't stir at all!), taste for seasoning and pour into a glass container of choice. Your caramel should be sticky and thick, but still totally pourable. Use warm or allow to cool completely, and refrigerate for roughly a week. The caramel will thicken up in the fridge (as does regular dulce de leche), so either bring it back to room temperature or heat it up with a little more heavy cream (or say almond milk!) to thin it out a bit. 

Recipe Notes

*I looove salted caramel, and using salted butter adds an incredible depth that you simply don't get by just adding salt. Just be sure to taste for seasoning, as you may not need to add more salt (varies from brand to brand!). 

**Please see section on sweeteners for full deets! How much sweetener? Now this is the question. Traditional caramel uses about 1 cup of sugar, but in my opinion 1/3 cup of sweetener for keto palates is more than enough. As allulose is 30% less sweet than sugar (and xylitol), I did 1/2 cup (but you can probably do with just 1/3 cup for a lightly sweetened caramel). With xylitol I tried with 1/4 and 1/3 cup and they both worked great (just depends how sweet you like it, and what you're using it for). Keto sweet buds are all over the place guys, but the neat thing here is that you can adjust to taste!

Please note that a batch yields roughly 3/4 cup, and nutrition facts were estimated per tablespoon. The blackstrap molasses adds 0.4g net carbs a serving (i.e. half the amount of sugar of a strawberry!).

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free & Keto Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0.5g 0%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 0.125g 0%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.