An easy thick keto caramel sauce recipe made with only 4 ingredients to use as a keto coffee creamer or on top of keto desserts.
This homemade keto caramel sauce is also gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and a dairy-free option is provided. Bonus, it only has 0.3 gram of net carbs per tablespoon. So it can be used anytime without guilt.
It is super easy to make keto caramel at home with only 4 simple ingredients. All you need are :
First, melt the butter in a small non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Then, whisk in brown sugar-free sweetener and heavy cream. Whisk constantly until sugar dissolve.
This keto sugar-free caramel sauce requires patience! Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook for 6-8 minutes stirring few times, until the liquid evaporates and the caramel volume has reduced by about a third.
When the caramel sauce thickens and covers the back of a silicone spoon entirely, it’s time to stop the heat.
Cool down the caramel sauce for 15 minutes in the pan. Then, transfer into a glass mason jar. Finally, when the caramel reaches room temperature, close the jar and store it in the fridge.
Receive my Keto Quick Start email series to learn all about the Keto diet and kick start your keto journey!
There are many other keto sweeteners you can use to make your sugar-free caramel sauce. However, keep in mind that each keto sweetener has different properties.
Some melt faster, like xylitol, and some like erythritol will never turn brown.
So to make a brown keto caramel that thickens easily, you must use golden erythritol or golden erythritol/monk fruit blend. Other sweeteners like xylitol or allulose will work, but your caramel will never darken as much.
You must store caramel sauce in a fridge. In fact, caramel sauce contains butter and cream, and it must be placed in a sealed glass jar in the fridge. You can store this perfect caramel sauce for up to 4 days in the fridge.
If you have too much caramel sauce, freeze it in an ice cube tray. Place one tablespoon of caramel in each hole, cover the tray with foil, and freeze.
Thaw one cube at a time 2 hours before serving or microwave the frozen caramel to thaw and use quickly. You can also add frozen caramel ice cubes to thicken keto smoothie recipes or into hot coffee as a coffee creamer.
This is the perfect keto caramel sauce to use as a:
You can use this recipe to make a keto vegan caramel sauce too. To do so, replace:
Since sugar alcohols are not counted as carbs on a keto diet, you only get 0.3 grams of net carbs in this caramel sauce per tablespoon.
Caramel sauce always hardens when stored in a cold place. That’s normal, and this is not a problem. To thin out your homemade keto caramel, bring the jar in the microwave for 20 seconds. Otherwise, get into a saucepan and rewarm until liquid and easy to pour on keto pancake recipe or keto ice creams.
If your caramel is too thick for your liking, add 1-2 tablespoons extra cold water to the saucepan. Stir and rewarm until the caramel reaches the best consistency.
If you boil your caramel sauce at a too-high temperature, the caramel can separate. Usually, you can fix that by:
Making your homemade keto-friendly caramel sauce is pure science. A thick caramel is simply a reduced sweet sauce that is lightly boiled for 6-8 minutes.
The trick to making the best thick keto caramel sauce is to stir occasionally to let the liquid evaporate slowly. The less movement you add to the mixture, the faster it thickens.
I love to create my own keto staples for breakfast or to serve on top of my keto dessert recipes. Below I listed other delicious keto staple recipes you may want to try as well:
Made this keto recipe? Share a comment below. I love to read your feedback on my recipes.
The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only. The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sugar alcohols from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sugar alcohols are excluded because they are not metabolized. You should always calculate the nutritional data yourself instead of relying on Sweetashoney's data. Sweetashoney and its recipes and articles are not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Sweetashoney cannot be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or advice found on the Website.