Vegan Caramel Sauce

Vegan Caramel Sauce – made with almond “buttermilk” and vegan butter. It’s perfectly rich, sweet, creamy, and out of this world delicious.

Vegan Caramel sauce over a sundae

Why is caramel sauce not vegan?

Most regular caramel use butter and heavy cream! We use vegan butter and almond “buttermilk” in this recipe.

So we substitute almond “buttermilk” for the heavy cream. To make almond buttermilk, mix almond milk with apple cider vinegar to give it the same flavor as buttermilk.

What is vegan caramel sauce made of?

This recipe has 7 simple ingredients: almond milk, apple cider vinegar, sugar, vegan butter, light corn syrup, baking soda, and vanilla.

Vegan Caramel sauce cooling on a baking sheet

What to serve it with?

The obvious choice would be over some vegan ice cream.

And the easiest option would be with some cut up apples.

Drizzle it over an acai bowl instead of honey or agave.

Or over some vegan blueberry pancakes! Served with some fruit salad on the side would be a breakfast of champions.

You could also make some vegan caramel brownies… mix a can of pumpkin puree + vegan brownie mix together. Then swirl this caramel sauce over the top and bake!

Vegan Caramel Sauce

Made with almond "buttermilk" and vegan butter. It's perfectly rich, sweet, creamy, and out of this world delicious.
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Servings: 8


  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted vegan butter
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a small bowl, mix almond milk and apple cider vinegar together. Set aside.
  • In a large pot melt the butter over medium high heat. It’s really important to use a large pot so that the caramel doesn’t boil over onto your stove.
  • Add buttermilk mixture, sugar, corn syrup, baking soda, and vanilla to the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir very frequently, for 8-9 minutes. You want the mixture to be slightly bubbling the whole time.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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Vegan Caramel sauce in a jar