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Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce

This caramel is used in a few of our recipes and is also delicious as a drizzle for ice cream, cake, or lots of other desserts - get creative!
4.34 from 3 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert


  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick / 56 g) vegan butter*, at room temp
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) nondairy creamer, at room temp
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Place the sugar into a saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir often, until the sugar begins to clump and melt. Continue to stir until the sugar melts completely.*
  • Remove from heat and add in the butter, whisking until combined. Add the creamer and whisk until combined.*
  • Place back onto low-medium heat, continuously stirring, until it gets bubbly. Stir over heat for another minute or so.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt.
  • Strain the caramel into a heat-safe bowl. Use as desired!


  1. Butter: For the best results, use vegan butter sticks in this recipe rather than from the tub.
  2. Sugar: You’ll need some patience for this. Continuously stir the sugar and we don’t recommend increasing the heat past medium if you don't think it's melting, it’ll take a few minutes before it begins to melt at all!
  3. Stirring in ingredients: If the mixture seizes at any point, return to low heat and continuously whisk until it combines back together, then return to the step you were at.
Keyword caramel, dessert, easy, plant-based, sugar, vegan