Keto Salted Caramel Vanilla Sauce

Briana

Briana

Last updated on April 18th, 2020

This Keto Salted Caramel Vanilla Sauce is so easy to make, and you’ll never look at store bought sauces the same again. You truly only need 5 ingredients to get a luxurious and delicious salty caramel treat, without any sugar. You will love the salted aspect of this caramel sauce, along with the subtle hints of vanilla. Perfect for keto and low carb diets, you will fall in love with this homemade keto caramel sauce!


keto salted caramel in bottle

Here’s What You Need For Keto Salted Caramel Vanilla Sauce:​

Ingredients:

Keto Salted Caramel vanilla Sauce drizzle

Recipe Notes:

Since you only need a few ingredients, we do suggest using the best quality ingredients available to you. It will make all the difference. If you have vanilla extract to use, that works best, but imitation vanilla or really any vanilla syrup of choice will also work.

Sweeteners: We highly recommend using allulose for this recipe, as it caramelizes like sugar and it won’t crystallize. We cannot speak to the results of making caramel sauce with other sweeteners. To be honest we haven’t tried any other sweeteners for ourselves, so really can’t give advice, and wouldn’t recommend trying. You really need a sweetener that will caramelize like regular sugar.

We also advise sweetening this to taste, as we advise for most things, since everyone has different taste preferences.

Butter: For this salted caramel, we think that salted butter will make all the difference. Of course you can use unsalted butter and then add your own salt, but we liked using Kerrygold salted grass fed butter in addition to adding salt. We do recommend using high quality, grass fed butter if available, as the flavor is outstanding and will make an incredible difference in your caramel. The whole base of this sauce is browned butter, so it will play a significant role in the flavor.

Salt: In addition to using salted butter, you will need some high quality salt. We love using pink Himalayan salt, because not only is it very tasty, it is also full of minerals. Use a high quality salt, if possible.

Storing and Reheating: This caramel sauce will keep for 7-10 days in the fridge. We like to store ours in a glass jar. To reheat, you can place in the microwave and heat for 1 minute, stopping to stir it every 15 seconds. Just be careful not to burn it. You could also put your glass jar in a pan of boiling water, where it will reheat inside the jar.

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Let’s Make It!


In a pan or cast iron skillet, add butter over medium heat and allow it to melt. Move butter around every so often until it browns. This should take 5-7 minutes. You will notice brown spots in the butter and it will begin to smell sort of nutty. In this step it is very important to keep an eye on the butter the whole time. Don’t walk away, or it could easily burn.

Once the butter is browned, lower the heat to medium and add the heavy whipping cream. This will cool off the butter and keep it from burning. Stir constantly to combine for a few minutes.

After the browned butter and heavy whipping cream have combined, add in your allulose. Stir again until everything is combined completely, then add in some more salt.

At this point, you’ll want to leave everything alone for a few minutes, probably about 10, while you let the skillet do it’s magic and become caramel! Once it starts to thicken up and become the consistency you want, stir in the vanilla extract and turn off the heat. It will continue to cook because it’s hot! You don’t want to burn it.

We let ours become quite thick. you can see from the photo that we dragged a rubber spatula across and everything sort of separates and sticks, it’s definitely a thick caramel sauce now!

Transfer the caramel in an air-tight jar. It will keep in the fridge for 7-10 days. To reheat, microwave slowly, removing to stir every 15 seconds. Alternatively you could put the jar in a sauce pan filled with water, to warm the caramel on the inside.

Keto Salted Caramel vanilla Sauce drizzle

Drizzle over this salted caramel hot cocoa, cookies, cakes, and more. The sky is really the limit with this stuff, and we have to say – it changed how we do dessert in our household. Be prepared for tons of recipes including this delicious keto salted caramel vanilla sauce.

keto salted caramel drizzled on hot cocoa

Please let us know if you guys give this recipe a try, and be sure to share with us on Instagram tagging @afullliving, so we can see your creations! In the meantime, check out this amazing low carb candied pecan chocolate chip cookie recipe! This caramel sauce would be an amazing addition. Stay tuned, our low carb salted caramel hot cocoa recipe with video will go live this week!

Until next time,
Briana & Chamere

Keto Salted Caramel Vanilla Sauce
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This Keto Salted Caramel Vanilla Sauce is so easy to make, and you’ll never look at store bought sauces the same again. You truly only need 5 ingredients to get a luxurious and delicious salty caramel treat, without any sugar. You will love the salted aspect of this caramel sauce, along with the subtle hints of vanilla. Perfect for keto and low carb diets, you will fall in love with this homemade keto caramel sauce!

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: condiment, dessert, keto, low carb, sauce
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 87 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp salted grass fed butter (like Kerrygold)
  • 150 ml heavy whipping cream (about 2/3 cup)
  • 3/4 cup allulose sweetener (or more, sweeten to taste, see notes)
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt (salt to taste, see notes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a pan or cast iron skillet, add butter over medium heat and allow it to melt. Move butter around every so often until it browns. This should take 5-7 minutes. You will notice brown spots in the butter and it will begin to smell sort of nutty. In this step it is very important to keep an eye on the butter the whole time. Don’t walk away, or it could easily burn.

  2. Once the butter is browned, lower the heat to medium and add the heavy whipping cream. This will cool off the butter and keep it from burning. Stir constantly to combine for a few minutes.

  3. After the browned butter and heavy whipping cream have combined, add in your allulose. Stir again until everything is combined completely, then add in some more salt.

  4. At this point, you’ll want to leave everything alone for a few minutes, probably about 10, while you let the skillet do it’s magic and become caramel! Once it starts to thicken up and become the consistency you want, stir in the vanilla extract and turn off the heat. It will continue to cook because it’s hot! You don’t want to burn it.

  5. We let ours become quite thick. you can see from the photo that we dragged a rubber spatula across and everything sort of separates and sticks, it’s definitely a thick caramel sauce now!

  6. Transfer the caramel in an air-tight jar. It will keep in the fridge for 7-10 days. To reheat, microwave slowly, removing to stir every 15 seconds. Alternatively you could put the jar in a sauce pan filled with water, to warm the caramel on the inside.

  7. Drizzle over this hot cocoa, cookies, cakes, and more. The sky is really the limit with this stuff, and we have to say – it changed how we do dessert in our household. Be prepared for tons of recipes including this delicious keto salted caramel vanilla sauce.

Recipe Notes

Since you only need a few ingredients, we do suggest using the best quality ingredients available to you. It will make all the difference. If you have vanilla extract to use, that works best, but imitation vanilla or really any vanilla syrup of choice will also work.

Sweeteners: We highly recommend using allulose for this recipe, as it caramelizes like sugar and it won’t crystallize. We cannot speak to the results of making caramel sauce with other sweeteners. To be honest we haven’t tried any other sweeteners for ourselves, so really can’t give advice, and wouldn’t recommend trying. You really need a sweetener that will caramelize like regular sugar.

We also advise sweetening this to taste, as we advise for most things, since everyone has different taste preferences.

Butter: For this salted caramel, we think that salted butter will make all the difference. Of course you can use unsalted butter and then add your own salt, but we liked using Kerrygold salted grass fed butter in addition to adding salt. We do recommend using high quality, grass fed butter if available, as the flavor is outstanding and will make an incredible difference in your caramel. The whole base of this sauce is browned butter, so it will play a significant role in the flavor.

Salt: In addition to using salted butter, you will need some high quality salt. We love using pink Himalayan salt, because not only is it very tasty, it is also full of minerals. Use a high quality salt, if possible.

Storing and Reheating: This caramel sauce will keep for 7-10 days in the fridge. We like to store ours in a glass jar. To reheat, you can place in the microwave and heat for 1 minute, stopping to stir it every 15 seconds. Just be careful not to burn it. You could also put your glass jar in a pan of boiling water, where it will reheat inside the jar.

Macros: Makes 12 servings, 87 calories, 0.4 net carbs, 9 grams fat, 1 gram of protein. These nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy and we cannot guarantee the accuracy, we use MyFitnessPal to obtain the nutrition information. Nutrition varies by brand. 

Keto Salted Caramel Vanilla Sauce

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