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5 Ingredient Date Caramel Sauce

This Date Caramel Sauce is made with dates, rice syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, and sea salt. It's the perfect balance of salty and sweet. It's a silky, sweet, and easy vegan caramel sauce recipe!
Course Condiments, Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, Vegan
Keyword date caramel sauce, vegan caramel sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 tablespoons
Calories 28kcal
Author Gina Marie


  • ½ cup pitted dates see notes
  • 2 tablespoons rice syrup see notes
  • ½ cup almond milk see notes
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • First, make sure you remove the seeds from all dates you are using (this what is meant when I say "pitted dates").
  • Add all of your ingredients to a high-speed blender.
  • Blend for 30 -60 seconds on high until smooth. You can add a little more milk in order to get the mixture going. NOTE: Don't add in too much milk as it will make it to liquidity.
  • Transfer to a jar and cover for storage. This will keep covered in the refrigerator for 2 -3 weeks. It is NOT freezer friendly. 
  • This date caramel sauce is great for dipping apple slices! It also is great on Vegan Baked Oatmeal, Banana Cinnamon Muffins, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, or Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream!



  • DATES: Remember to remove the seed from your dates before adding them to your blender. You don't want to blend your dates with the seed still in them. That would be very unpleasant. Also make sure your dates are fresh and soft. If not, soak your dates in some warm water for 15 minutes then drain. This adds back in moisture.
  • SWEETNER: Both rice syrup and coconut nectar work with this recipe because it's very sticky and makes it silkier. But if you desire you can omit this or use maple syrup or agave.
  • NON DAIRY MILK: You can swap almond milk for coconut milk or even use vanilla flavored almond milk for additional flavor. 
  • ADDITIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS: Peanut butter would also give this caramel sauce a salted flavor plus a protein boost!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg